Dons supporters help deliver new Pittodrie Pie

14 June 2016

Aberdeen Football Club, in association with our catering partner Sodexo, is delighted to announce a new partnership with popular local bakery, Thain’s.

Through this partnership Thain’s will supply the new Pittodrie Pie which was selected just last week by a panel of Dons supporters.

Kenny Garden, General Manager of Sodexo’s operations at Pittodrie commented, “One of the key pieces of information that came back from our survey earlier this year was that the supporters were keen to see local suppliers involved and this partnership certainly delivers that.

“We felt that it was important to involve the fans in the process of selecting the new pie and on the day we had a unanimous winner which we hope will prove popular!”

At the final stage of the selection process a selection of Dons supporters were invited into Pittodrie to sample three potential pies. There was no doubt on the day as to which pie was the winner with the mince pie from Thain’s clearly the overwhelming favourite with the panel.

Aberdeen supporters will be able to enjoy the new Pittodrie Pie when The Dons return to Pittodrie for European action later this summer.

Paul Allan, of Thain’s and a lifelong Aberdeen supporter said, “We took over Thain’s Bakery about 19 months ago. My grandfather was a baker and my father was a baker too so I am a third generation baker. The recipes have been handed down over the years.

“Thain’s is a very famous brand in Aberdeen, the pies and stovies are renowned throughout the city so I think this is a good match with The Pittodrie Pie and a popular local supplier.

“As an Aberdeen fan I am very proud and all the team at Thain’s are really proud to be working in partnership with the club. We buy all our ingredients locally as well so it really is a product from the North East.”

A big thank you to Scott McKenzie, Aleen Shinnie, Martyn Watts, John McMillan and Kieran Joseph for participating in the process. Thank you also to Liam Duncan of AFCCT, Dons director Craig Brown and Charlie Allan of Aberdeen’s Evening Express for helping to form the panel.