Great BC Bake-Off

7th Annual Great BC Bake-Off presented by Edible Vancouver.

• Check out the winning 2015 recipe here! •

• Check out our Great BC Bake Off Countdown Dessert Series
• We Only Have Pies For You •

BC_BAKEOFF_colourThink you’ve got superior baking skills? Prove it in our amateur baking contest! Enter all three categories or just one.

  1. Fruit Pie – any kind of fruit cherry, peach, apple, berry etc.
  2. Open – anything goes within the outlined rules – entries must not require refrigeration
  3. Butter Tarts  – this is a Canadian competition after all!

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 Official Rules

  • This contest is open to individuals or groups working as a team
  • You can enter just one or all 3 categories
  • Pies must have bottom and side crusts – a top crust is not mandatory
  • A neatly handwritten or typed recipe for the pie and pie crust must be submitted on a single sided standard 8 ½  by 11 sheet of paper.
  • $10 entry fee per pie/tart entry – enter as many as you like (minimum of 6 tarts must be turned in per entry) Entry fee must accompany the pie/tart entry and paid in cash only.
  • All entries MUST be made from scratch – including the pastry, no store bought entries will be accepted
  • If you pie plate is not disposable it must be clearly marked for easy return
  • Contestants agree to have their photos and recipes published without compensation
  • No toppings should be submitted with the pie including whipping cream or ice cream
  • All pies submitted for judging will become the property of Well Seasoned and will not be returned to the entrant after judging
  • Contestants must be 16 years of age or older
  • Entrants must be amateur bakers – meaning you cannot make all or part of your living by baking
  • If you are competing in the BBQ Contest you may bake your pies/tarts off site and bring them with you or you can bake on site if you are so inclined


  • Ribbons will be awarded for the top 3 submissions in each category
  • First place winner in each category will receive a $150 Well Seasoned gift card


  • Pies/Tarts will be judged by a panel of 6 judges
  • Pies/Tarts will be judged  –
    • 50% taste – taste is judged on flavour
    • 20% appearance –  appearance is judged on both the pre-slice & post-slice look of the submission
    • 20% crust  –  crust is judged for tenderness & flavour
    • 10% for originality & overall appeal –  how impressive in general for originality & execution of the recipe
    • Each judge assigns a numerical value in each criteria category, without consultation with the other judges.  For a total of 100 points.  The pie receiving the highest total numerical value is the winner in that category.   In the case of a tie, the judges will judge those pies/tarts again.
    • Entries will be accepted from 10am – 12noon at the designated tent at the Well Seasoned BBQ on the By Pass
    • Prizes will be awarded during the main BBQ awards ceremony at 4pm.
    • Judges decisions are FINAL
    • We will NOT accept PIES THAT REQUIRE REFRIGERATION (i.e. dairy or cream pies). The person running the Pie-Baking Contest will have the final say on acceptability of pies.
    • If you are a winner, you give your permission to have your photo taken during the awards ceremony and have it used along with your recipes for promotional purposes, including the BBQ *Off* the Bypass and Well Seasoned websites

Download the entry form here: Great BC Bake-Off Entry Form