Tauranga’s Patrick Lam, is officially the king of New Zealand pies.
Last week he won has won his sixth Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Award with a roast pork and creamy mushroom pie.
He has won the award more than any other competitor nationwide in the competition’s 22-year history.
He won the supreme award again in 2004 and 2009, with his creamy bacon, mushroom and cheese pie. In 2010 and 2016, his bacon and egg pie took out the top award.
As well as winning the supreme award, Lam’s roast pork and creamy mushroom pie also won the gourmet meat category.
Lam received a cheque for $7500 and a trophy, plus $1000 for each of the three gold awards he won in the bacon and egg, gourmet meat, and chicken and vegetable sections.
The competition featured 5491 other pies from around New Zealand.