Judges: On your mark, get set…PIE!

We are excited to announce this year’s panel of judges which consists of some of LA’s best tastemakers: 2016 James Beard Awardee for Outstanding Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez (Mozza), Meadow Ramsey (Sqirl), the Los Angeles Times’ own Jonathan Gold and test kitchen director Noelle Carter, plus many more!

Join us on Sunday, October 2, for KCRW’s ‘Good Food’ Pie Contest at the Royce Quad at UCLA. We are excited to announce this year’s panel of judges which consists of some of LA’s best tastemakers: 2016 James Beard Awardee for Outstanding Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez (Mozza), Meadow Ramsey (Sqirl), the Los Angeles Times’ own Jonathan Gold and test kitchen director Noelle Carter, plus many more! (See the full list below.)

We invite bakers of all levels to register your pies in any one — or more! — of our eight categories: fruit, nut, cooked custard, cream/chiffon/mousse, savory, vegan and Cuban pie. This year, we’ve also added a sweet potato pie category, sponsored by “Almost Christmas,” a Universal Pictures film. ‘Good Food’ Host Evan Kleiman will preside over the day’s festivities, which begin at 11 AM and include public pie tastings, music, food trucks, activities for kids, an artisan marketplace and more.

The deadline to register your pie(s) is Sunday, September 25, at 11:55 PM.

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2016 Pie Contest Judges

Adam Perry Lang, Serious BBQ
Akasha Richmond, Akasha
Ann Kirk, Little Dom’s
Annie Miler, Clementine
Christina Olufson, Forage
Christine Moore, Little Flower & Lincoln
Clara Polito, Clara Cakes
Clemence Gossett, The Gourmandise School
Curtis Stone, Maude & Gwen
Dahlia Narvaez, Mozza
David LeFevre, MB Post, Fishing with Dynamite, The Arthur J
Genevieve Gergis, Bestia
Gustavo Arellano, OC Weekly
Hourie Sahakian, La Brea Bakery
Jessie T. Usher, “Almost Christmas
Jonathan Gold, LA Times
Jonathan Graham, Compartes Chocolatier Gourmet Chocolate
Lindsay Hollister Heffner and Matt Heffner, The Piehole
Meadow Ramsey, Sqirl
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
Noelle Carter, LA Times
Robert Wemischner, Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Rose Lawrence, Red Bread
Roxana Jullapat, Friends & Family
Sang Yoon, Lukshon and Father’s Office
Sarah Lange, Bearclaw Kitchen
Shannon Swindle, Craft
Sherry Yard, iPic Group
Valerie Gordon, Valerie Confections
Zoe Nathan, Huckleberry Cafe

Photo of lattice pie (above) by Andrew Malone.