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How to make a Cornish pasty

Watch Gillian Francis - Amateur World Pasty Champion 2018 - make a Cornish pasty according to the official recipe from the Cornish Pasty Association.

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As the Eden Project is based in Cornwall, our World Pasty Championships celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people.

The Championships are also a fantastic opportunity for a good old Cornish knees-up, with pasties galore and entertainment from local bands and comedians. 

2019 Champions

Congratulations to our 2019 World Pasty Champions!

Cornish Pasty Company
First – Rowe’s
Second – Cornish Bakehouse
Third – Prima Bakeries Ltd

Open Savoury Company
First – Pure Pasty Co. with a turkey and cranberry pasty.
Second – Rowe’s with a chicken Thai red curry pasty.
Third – Friary Mill with a vegan curry pasty.

Cornish Pasty Professional
First – Jack Edensor from Bodmin
Second – Damian Grochowalski from Bodmin
Third – Paula Heath from Bodmin

Open Savoury Professional
First – Jill Martin from Deal in Kent with an egg, bacon and sausage pasty.
Second – Paula Heath from Bodmin with a smoked ham ploughman’s pasty
Third – Jill Martin from Deal in Kent with a cheese, apple and onion pasty.

Cornish Pasty Amateur
First – Billy Deakin from Redruth
Second – Vanessa Farr from Bristol
Third – Rhys Heath from Bodmin

Open Savoury Amateur
First – Don McKeever from Bristol with a butter chicken, butternut squash and mushroom pasty
Second – Jon Lovejoy from Plymouth with a beer and spaghetti pasty.
Third – Katy Biddle from Portskewett, Monmouthshire, Wales with a Welsh lamb curry pasty

Cornish Pasty Junior
First – Summer Lovejoy
Second – Millie Pietrowicz
Third – Jodie Health

Open Savoury Junior
First – Amy Meredith, with a chilli beef pasty
Second – Jodie Heath, with a sweet and sour chicken pasty
Third – Imogen Hawkins, with a chicken, onion, carrot and pea pasty.

About the competition

We invite entries from around the world to our championships – which are supported by the Cornish Pasty Association – as we set the table for both amateur and professional bakers to parade their wares. 

This is an open event and every pasty entered will be judged, so there is a limit on numbers. 

2019 competition categories

There are eight categories in the Championships with the opportunity to enter a traditional Cornish pasty or an alternative savoury pasty. 

In 2011, the Cornish Pasty Association won a long campaign to gain European Union PGI status for the Cornish pasty which means that only pasty makers based in Cornwall who make pasties to the approved recipe are able to label their products as Cornish pasties. 

  1. Cornish Pasty – Company
  2. Cornish Pasty – Professional
  3. Cornish Pasty – Amateur
  4. Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under)
  5. Open Savoury – Company
  6. Open Savoury - Professional
  7. Open Savoury – Amateur
  8. Open Savoury - Junior (15 and under)