World Stovies Championship
Venue: Stewart’s Hall
Entries accepted from 10am-11am
Winners announced at Stewart’s Hall 2pm and over the tannoy in the Square.
Judged by Head Chef of The Bank Cafe & Restaurant.
Huntly Hairst has been hosting the World Stovies Championships for the past 7 years as part of the North East food and drink culture. Contestants come from far and wide to present their version of Stovies in competition for the Championship title.
How to enter
Entries can be traditional or alternative – you choose! Dig out your Granny’s recipe or spice it up to grab the world title.
Make your own tasty version of stovies. Split your entry, one for display in your own presentation style and one in a container. Put your name, address and phone number into a sealed envelope with your entry.
Download rules, health & safety info and watch the Stovies video below.
Stovies Masterclass and Meal Bag Giveaways!
Why not trial your stovies dishes before Hairst day at the Deveron Projects Stovies Masterclass, on Monday 28th August.
Pick up a free stovies meal bag from Wednesday 30th August – Friday 1st September.
More details can be found here on Hairst Week!
The Recipe of a Champion
In 2014 the multi-award winning writer and passionate hobby chef Stuart MacBride won the Stovies Championships (most people might know him better for his books). In a 2018 Interview with the Press & Journal Stuart is quoted as saying:
“I was crowned World Stovies Champion in 2014 at a competition in Huntly. Not to sound bigheaded but I’ve won a couple of things over the years from the writing, but the only trophy on my desk is the Stovies Champion one. It’s the tiniest plastic cup but has started more fights than I’ve ever had in my life. Everyone thinks their granny makes the best stovies – but do they have a trophy to prove it?”
He kindly makes the winning stovies recipe available on his website.