PASSIONATE pie maker Andy Le won seven gold medals for seven pies he entered in the Official Great Aussie Pie competition held in Melbourne.
Mr Le is the owner of the Four Seasons Patisserie in Kelmscott and Byford and was also the second best mince pie maker in Australia, after winning the title last year.
He said he was very excited to receive all the gold medals and said the key to making tasty pies was to use quality ingredients.
His bakeries cook about 400 pies daily and he said he was constantly working on perfecting his craft after starting the business in Kelmscott in 2007.
The most popular pie is plain mince, which is also Mr Le’s favourite.
Head judge Mike French said Mr Le had worked hard and thoroughly deserved the awards.
“He has done well to get seven gold medals,” Mr French said.
“Andy is a terrific guy and he is a real craftsman.
“He likes to make an excellent product and he has proved over the years that what he makes is great pies.”
Mr French said there had been a resurgence in quality pies in recent years, with WA bakeries leading the way nationally.
He said the range of pies was increasing all the time with the public becoming more discerning in its taste.
Meanwhile, Mr Le also won the most creative pastry cooking exhibit at the Perth Royal Bread and Pastry Show.
His bakery won silver awards for its quiche lorraine, beef pie and gourmet chicken pies, and bronze for Scottish shortbread biscuits.