American Pie Council

Andy Hilton and Christopher Taylor take home the Professional and Amateur Best of Show ribbons! Click here to see all the Winners and Recipes!

Amateur pie makers, professional bakers/chefs and commercial pie companies from around the country and Canada have been competing at the NPC since 1995. The APC has created a standard of quality in pie making on all levels. We have a well-established record in the pie-judging field for both amateur bakers, professional and commercial bakers alike. Our commercial members have shown that winning an APC award can substantially increase sales and market share in that category and the competition gets tougher each year.  



Tentative Schedule


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Welcome Reception for Commercial Contestants


Friday, May 5, 2017

6:30AM – Pie Registration for Commercial Contestants

8:30AM – Judge Registration and Training

9:30AM – Judging Begins

9:00AM - Pie Trends - Katherine Allmandinger, Nielsen - Growth and Strategy

10:00AM - What's New in Packaging - Jim Powers, D&W Fine Pack

11:00AM - Making the most of your Blue Ribbon - Mary Deatrick, Deatrick Public Relations, Scott Jackson, Jackson Works

12:00PM - Holton Food Products Luncheon - A Washington Update, Mike Goscinski, American Bakers Association

6:00PM - Colborne Foodbotics and D&W Fine Pack Reception and Awards Ceremony


Saturday, May 6, 2017

6:30AM – Amateur Contestant Pie Registration

8:00AM – Professional Chef Pie Registration

8:30AM – Judge Registration and Training

9:00AM - Layering Techniques - Susan Boyle, Susan's Desserts

9:30AM – Judging Begins

10:00AM - Holiday Tips and Tricks -  Micki Short, Cyrus O'Leary's Pies

11:00AM - Veggie and Meat Pies - Mary Pint, Legendary Baking

12:00PM – Baker Luncheon

4:00PM - Pie Party, Apron Contest, Iron Chef Contest, Awards Ceremony (around 6:30PM)