STAWELL - Northern Grampians Shire Council has congratulated Concongella resident Nancy Gibson whose home-based business Scrumlicious took out several awards at the 2012 Great Aussie Pie Competition.
Scrumlicious claimed two gold medals and one silver in the gluten free section of the national competition.
The top accolades were awarded for Ms Gibson's gluten free vegetable pie and gluten free chicken pie. She received silver for her gluten free meat pie.
Business services and tourism manager, Debbie Bach said Ms Gibson's success at the Great Aussie Pie Competition was something to be proud of.
"On behalf of Council and our business services team, I would like to congratulate Nan on her awards at the Great Aussie Pie Competition," she said.
"She has worked really hard to get her business to where it is today and her success is well and truly deserved."
Ms Gibson said she was delighted to receive recognition for a product she makes on a regular basis.
"I was thrilled to win two gold and a silver. I didn't create these pies especially for the competition, I took them out of stock I already had," she said.
"I say that there is nothing special about my pies, but each one is special."
Ms Gibson started her business in 2006 to provide gluten intolerant people with tasty options.
She now creates a range of items including pies, cakes, slices and the top seller, quiches.
Scrumlicious quiches were just one of the products showcased by Ms Gibson at the Gluten Free Expo in Melbourne last week.
She said it was an honour to sell alongside big names in the gluten free industry.
"It was a big week last week as we attended the Gluten Free Expo straight after the Great Aussie Pie competition," she said.
"When people heard about our wins they all wanted to try our pies so I ended up selling out of them. I also had a lady come and buy a quiche for her son and she went back to one of my outlets in Richmond the next day and bought another half dozen.
"I built this business from nothing so it has been a very exciting week."
Scrumlicious' awards winning pies are available by phoning 5358 5357 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org