The World Pasty Championships is a celebration of the traditional Cornish Pasty and takes place at the end of the Cornish Pasty Week which starts on the 24th Feb. As well as the traditional Cornish pasty recipe there will also be some more unusual varieties from the Americas to Australia. Pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over the centuries are eaten and enjoyed by millions of people.
The championships see amateur and professional bakers from around the world battle it out to create the ultimate baked delicacy.
There are eight categories in the competition:
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)
As well as the competition and awards there will be live music and comedy throughout the day include a performance from The Fisherman’s Friends, and a set from comedian Steve Heller and many more artists.