Warrens Bakery director, Jason Jobling, has been appointed chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association.
Jobling said he is keen to use his period in office to build recognition of both the Cornish pasty and the association even further.
He said: “I am very proud to be elected chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association; Cornwall relies heavily on the food and drink industry with one in three jobs in Cornwall being involved in some way.
“Food and drink is also the biggest manufacturing sector in the county and to be involved in our ‘hero’ product, the pasty, is wonderful. The next 12 months will be important in developing and building the Cornish pasty brand; the association has worked hard to gain the protected name and now we need to demonstrate to the world the quality of our Cornish pasty.”
The association is interested in hearing from any pasty producers who would like to join. Membership is open to anyone producing genuine Cornish pasties commercially, including restaurants, cafés and the many bakers and butchers shops that produce their own pasties.
To get in touch with the association, contact Cornwall Food & Drink on 01872 865101 or email [email protected]