Terms & Conditions


The competition is the Slow Food Aberdeen City & Shire ‘World Buttery Championship’.

The organisers of the competition are Slow Food Aberdeen City & Shire (SFACS)

The competition will be held on 16th June 2018 in the training kitchens at

North East Scotland College (NESCOL)

Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BN

Each competitor is required to submit a recipe for at least 12 traditional butteries. Recipe must include all ingredients and the method for preparation.

Competitors must supply their own ingredients and can weight out ingredients in advance if they wish but no further preparation is allowed.

The butteries are to be tasted and therefore it is important that ingredients and equipment is stored and used appropriately, thus complying with Food Safety Act and Food Hygiene Regulations.

Each competitor will be required to present 12 butteries for the judges to taste.

The NESCOL kitchens will be available from 9 a.m. on the day of the competition for setup and the competition will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Late arrival will not be permitted.

The closing date for entries is Friday 1st June 2018.

SFACS will NOT disclose any details of any submitted recipe.

Competitors must be available to compete in the cook-off on Saturday 16th June 2018.

Any applicant who is deemed by SFACS to be associated with the competition organisers will not be allowed to compete.

Successful entrants will be advised of the timings once all entries have been received and reviewed.


Commercial provers, ovens and stainless steel work benches will be available.

The competitors are asked to provide their own scales and favorite baking trays, bowls, boards, utensils, etc. NESCOL has a supply of these if required.

Dish washing facilities will be available.

Registration Fees

A non-refundable fee of £15.00 is required for processing the application. If an application is not successful the applicant will be entitled to collect a high quality embroidered Slow Food Aberdeen City and Shire apron on the day of the event. Additional aprons will also be available to buy @ £15.

Submission of an entry and payment of the registration fee does not guarantee entry into the competition.

The competition is being organised to find the best traditional buttery and all applications will be reviewed by our selection panel. Only one entry per person or per company will be considered.

SFACS reserves the right to reject any entry which is deemed by the panel to be unsuitable or not conforming to the rules.

Payment can be made by:

Bank transfer using reference WBC2018 and your name to our bank Sort Code 80-22-60 Account No. 15007163

Credit card by calling 07984 041847

Cheques, Postal Orders, Money orders made payable to Slow Food Aberdeen City & Shire to the address below.


A panel of judges will be selected by the SFACS

Judging will be done as a blind tasting and each competitor’s butteries will be given a number so that judges do not know which competitor produced each entry. This will only be known by the organisers.

Each entry will be awarded points between one and ten by each judge for appearance, texture and taste. The entry with the highest score will be declared the winner. The decision of the judging panel is final.


The winner will receive the World Buttery Championship 2018 trophy and a certificate.

The first and second runners up will receive a certificate.

All applications and payment should be received by us no later than Friday 1st June 2018. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.


Applications can be made online at http://www.slowfoodaberdeen.com/wbcapply3/ or by filling in this Application Form and sending it to :-

Slow Food Aberdeen City & Shire, c/o Glenmore House, Summer Place, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7EJ