Tauranga baker Patrick Lam has been crowned the King of Pies for a record seventh time.
Lam has picked up the 2019 Supreme Award at the NZ Supreme Pie Awards for his mince and cheese pie, which was the first pie filling he ever ate and which he has called his favourite.
Speaking the morning after the awards, having had just over an hour’s sleep, Lam said that his bakery, Gold Star in Tauranga, entered the competition each year “just to update ourselves and make sure our skills are up there.
Patrick Lam, New Zealand’s most-crowned NZ Supreme Pie Awards winner. Photo Credit: STUFF
Patrick Lam, added his thoughts, “To be honest its unbelievable that we could win the Award again,” he said. “It was a big surprise… We know the competition is really hard.”