For many years Tatura Hot Bread has been credited with putting Tatura on the map and this year was no different after it recently took out Australia’s best pie.
Community members gathered at the bakery on Thursday last week when owners Glenda and Geoff Alexander were presented with the trophy from Bakers Association of Australia membership officer Kieran Meier.
Mr Meier congratulated the bakery and its staff for their efforts in creating Australia’s Best Pie 2017.
‘‘For an award this big the pie has to first score over 90 points, which is insanely difficult,’’ Mr Meier said.
‘‘To come out on top is a massive achievement for these guys.’’
Official proceedings were hosted by Tatura character and former councillor Kevin Ryan, who said the win was magnificent for the town.
‘‘Once again they have stamped their foot in baking,’’ Mr Ryan said.
Just one of two families to own and operate the site of Tatura Hot Bread, Mr Ryan spoke about how integral the family had been in the bakery’s history.
‘‘It’s something we, as a town, are very proud of,’’ he said.
Greater Shepparton City Council mayor Dinny Adem also congratulated the Alexanders on the win.
‘‘You’re putting our municipality on the map,’’ Cr Adem said.
Mr Alexander thanked the staff at Tatura Hot Bread for all their efforts and their stockists for being so flexible after the big win.