What is Pie of Origin

Pie of Origin is a competition that runs along side State of Origin.

Bakers from New South Wales and Queensland bake for a cause.

The aim of the competition is for each state to bake and sell pies to raise funds for there charity.

The mascot and pride of the Pie of Origin is a giant meat pie mounted on a 1940’s (please see below pics).

Since the start of the Pie of Origin in 2012 the event has raised over $61,000 supporting victims of the Queensland floods and for the last few years supporting The Children’s Hospital at Westmead & the Children’s Hospital Foundation (Brisbane).

This year the Pie of Origin has an even more personal reason for Glenorie Bakery owner Rob Pirina recently lost his Nephew Charlie who passed away from a rare degenerative disorder that affects less than 1% of children known as GM1 gangliosides. Although his life was short, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead played a big part in giving Charlie comfort and went over and above to support his family.

This year Mr Pirina and the team at Glenorie Bakery have decided to support the Children’s Hospital at Westmead again focusing on raising funds for the palliative care unit.

Rob and the team is seeking out Queensland bakers who are game to take on Glenorie Bakery in the 2017 Pie of Origin.


For further information contact:

Rob Pirina - 0418 163 336

Adrian Bembrick - 0422 283 199

2017 Totals

NSW $8,988
QLD $11,423

$20,411

Total raised

2016 $22,898
2015 $13,517
2014 $10,000
2013 $4,000
2012 $11,000

$61,415

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