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Schoolgirl is Yorkshire’s new pork pie champion

A 17-year-old schoolgirl from Wakefield entered the UK’s premier regional meat trades competition for the first time - and came away with the flagship supreme pork pie championship.  Emily Hofmann, a pupil at Wakefield Girls' High School, achieved the remarkable coup at the 25th annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Products Competition held in Bradford, on Sunday 17 November.

Up against some of the county’s top butchers, Emily, who works at weekends and during the school holidays at her father Nigel Hofmann’s shop in Westmoreland Street, Wakefield, landed the supreme pork pie championship with her first prize large pork pie – or stand pie.

Emily also proved her credentials as an up and coming sausage maker when finishing runner-up in both the thin and thick pork sausage classes.

Emily was up at 4am on the morning of the competition to prepare all the products to ensure they were in peak condition when it came to judging.  She said of her debut successes:  “I’m over the moon – it’s absolutely brilliant.”

For a full round-up of competition results and pictures, please click here. More pictures of 2013 prize winners can be found on our Photo Gallery.

The next Great Yorkshire Competition will take place on Sunday 16 November 2014 at Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.  The President's Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday 15 November.

Emily Hofmann - 2013 supreme pork pie champion

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