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World Pasty Championships - Cornwall, UK - 2019

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Held at The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK.

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.

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

Alternatively, you can join us for a day of celebrations of all things Cornish, with a brilliant line-up of live music and comedy throughout the day.

2019 Championship categories

Our categories are split into two sections: Cornish pasties (made in Cornwall following a traditional recipe) and open savoury categories for pasties with creative fillings or pasties from outside Cornwall. 

This is because the Cornish pasty enjoys a special protected status (Protected Geographical Indication), and only pasty makers based in Cornwall who make pasties in a traditional manner and follow a traditional recipe are able to label their products as Cornish pasties. 


Choose to make either a Cornish pasty or a savoury pasty in the following sub-categories:

·       Company: Representatives from companies (bakeries, butchers, pubs, corner shops etc) that have undergone a PGI audit.

·       Professional: Those who work in the catering industry as a professional baker or cook, who are entering their own pasties under their own name.

·       Amateur: People aged 16 and over on the date of the competition (3 March 2018) who do not work in the catering industry as a professional baker or cook.

·       Junior: People aged 15 and under on the date of the competition (3 March 2018).

You can get more details on these categories refer to the guidance page on the website.

How to enter the championships

Registration is a two-step process: first register your entry by paying online (£10 entry fee per category, or £5 for the junior categories). Then, on receiving a confirmation email, complete the form with details about your proposed pasty/pasties.