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All the winners at the World Pasty Championships

All the winners at the World Pasty Championships

Published by Emma Carton at 8:14am 2nd March 2020. (Updated at 4:01pm 2nd March 2020)

An amateur baker from Bristol has taken one of the top prizes at the World Pasty Championships.

Vanessa Farr bakes her Oggies in Padstow to make sure they count as Cornish.

An eight year old girl's lasagne-filled pasty was among the other winners at the Eden Project.

It was the competition's ninth year in a row at the Biomes, to end celebrations for Cornish Pasty Week!

Scroll down to read the full list of winners!

The Winners' Stories:

A decorated amateur baker from Bristol has taken a top prize at the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Vanessa Farr, who won in the prestigious Cornish Pasty Amateur category, and her friends have been attending the competition since the first one in 2012.

She previously won the category at the championships in 2017, before bagging third place in 2013 and 2014 and second place last year (2019).

Vanessa bakes her competition pasties in Padstow, Cornwall to ensure they can be defined as Cornish.

"I think it's amazing and hilarious to be crowned champion once again. Consistency is the key.

"There's so much variation in the Open Savoury categories, but the Cornish pasty categories only allow a finite number of ingredients and you can only make little tweaks to improve. I think Cornish pasties are the only pasties.

"This is our annual pilgrimage - we love it".

Vanessa Farr

Daisy Lovejoy, eight, from Plymouth won prizes in both junior categories. She was victorious in the Cornish Pasty Junior class and came third in the Open Savoury Junior section with a pasty filled with lasagne.

Daisy is the latest in a fine Plymothian pasty lineage, with her elder sister Summer a previous champion and her dad Jon boasting a staggering five second place awards to his name.

"It feels good to be a world champion and to beat my sister! My favourite thing to put in a pasty is lasagne".

Daisy Lovejoy

Jodie Heath, 14, from Bodmin added to her impressive tally of five top-three finishes at the World Pasty Championships with a victory in the Open Savoury Junior category with a sweet and sour chicken pasty, her second win.

Another big winner was amateur baker Jan Micallef from Sheffield who took top honours in the Open Savoury Amateur class with a goat's cheese, pear and walnut pasty.

Clutching her trophy, Jan, who came to the Championships with husband Paul and mother Pam, said:

"To win is absolutely fantastic. I'm really excited. This is going to be my Facebook picture now. We will celebrate. I'm going to have a wonderful pint of your Proper Job ale".

Jan Micallef

David Timmins from St Columb Road claimed his third World Pasty Championships title with the Cornish Pasty Professional gong while Nick Brown from Liskeard claimed his second with the Open Savoury Professional for his ham hock, cheddar and apple chutney pasty.

Rowe's Cornish Bakers had a strong showing following their Cornish Pasty Company win last year (2019).

They were victorious in the Open Savoury Company category with their chicken, leek, potato and onion pasty.

The Phat Pasty Co. from Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire won the coveted Cornish Pasty Company category.

Dave Meneer has been the head judge of the World Pasty Championships every year since the beginning and was given the coveted Pasty Ambassador award for his outstanding contribution to the competition.

Led by Dave, a team of more than 40 judges evaluated nearly 200 pasties, mainly from Cornwall but some from further afield, including entries from Canada and the USA.

The full list of winners at the World Pasty Championships:

Cornish Pasty Company:
First - The Phat Pasty Co.
Second - Cornish Premier Pasties (hand-layered gourmet)
Third - Cornish Premier Pasties (mixed gourmet)

Open Savoury Company:
First - Rowe's Cornish Bakery with a chicken, leek, potato and onion pasty
Second - The Pure Pasty Co. with a lamb jalfrezi pasty
Third - The Pure Pasty Co. with a cheese and onion pasty

Cornish Pasty Professional:
First - David Timmins from St Columb Road, Cornwall
Second - David Collings from Fowey, Cornwall
Third - Phil Price from Bodmin, Cornwall

Open Savoury Professional:
First - Nick Brown from Liskeard, Cornwall with a ham hock, cheddar and apple chutney pasty
Second - Jack Edensor from Bodmin, Cornwall with a garlic chicken and wild mushroom pasty
Third - Jill Martin from Deal, Kent with a lentil, tomato, ginger, celery and mushroom pasty

Cornish Pasty Amateur:
First - Vanessa Farr from Bristol
Second - Terry O'Connor from County Longford, Ireland
Third - Emma Pugsley from London

Open Savoury Amateur:
First - Jan Micallef from Sheffield with a goat's cheese, pear, shallot and walnut pasty
Second - Lois Wild from Truro with a black olive, cheese and sweet red pepper pasty
Third - Steve Foreman from Bristol with a venison, port and wild mushroom pasty

Cornish Pasty Junior:
First - Daisy Lovejoy, aged eight, from Plymouth
Second - Arran Kerr, eight, from Callington, Cornwall
Third - Izaac Rogers, 10, from Newquay, Cornwall

Open Savoury Junior:
Frist - Jodie Heath, 14, from Bodmin, Cornwall with a sweet and sour chicken pasty
Second - Amy Meredith, 10, from Porthleven, Cornwall with a chilli sausage ragu pasty
Third - Daisy Lovejoy, eight, from Plymouth with a lasagne pasty

And then there was 27-year-old Jonathon Rosevear from Foxhole, named the World's Fastest Crimper!

You can read more about this year's World Pasty Championships here.

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