UK’s most skillful butcher named
Dec04

UK’s most skillful butcher named

Absolutely thrilled and flabbergasted was the reaction of Stafford butcher Stefan Rice after winning the Butchery WorldSkills UK Competition final at the weekend. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Stefan, 35, from Cannock, who works for A. Hindle and Son, Stafford, edged out five rival butchers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland to take the coveted title at WorldSkills UK LIVE, held at the NEC Birmingham. The finalists...

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Winners of the 2019 Golden Haggis Awards
Dec01

Winners of the 2019 Golden Haggis Awards

A haggis from St Andrews has picked up the main prize at this year’s Golden Haggis Awards, an event held as part of the annual Oban Winter Festival.  Eighteen different specimens of haggis winged their way to the West Highland town of Oban on the last Sunday in November.  Entrants from all over Scotland and even one from England, included three Scottish champions and three former Golden Haggis Award winners. Only trumped by the...

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Six of the best in final line-up  for UK’s most skilful butcher
Nov13

Six of the best in final line-up for UK’s most skilful butcher

Six butchers from Wales, England and Northern Ireland have secured coveted places at this year’s final of the Butchery WorldSkills UK Competition. This slideshow requires JavaScript.   They were the top scoring butchers from regional heats across the UK held earlier this year. In the final at WorldSkills UK LIVE, held at the NEC Birmingham from November 21st-23rd, they will complete five tasks over two days in front of a live...

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UK Sausage Week winners 2019 revealed
Oct28

UK Sausage Week winners 2019 revealed

This year’s UK Sausage Week launched in style with a celebration lunch at the newly refurbished Butchers’ Hall, London. The winners of the 2019 UK Sausage Week competition were revealed during a ‘sizzling’ occasion  attended by winners, finalists and Award partners. Chef Lesley Waters, known for regular TV appearances on programmes such as Ready Steady Cook (BBC), Great Food (UKTV) and This Morning (ITV), presented the winners with...

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World’s best butchers meet ahead of 2020 Global Challenge
Oct01

World’s best butchers meet ahead of 2020 Global Challenge

Sixteen of the best butchers from across the globe descended on Sacramento last week to size up the competition for the much-anticipated World Butchers’ Challenge, to be held in September 2020. The team captains, each representing one of the 16 nations competing in the World Butchers’ Challenge, came together for the inaugural Captain’s Run, which also gave them the opportunity to experience the Californian capital and the Golden 1...

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Judging concludes for UK Sausage Week competition
Sep06

Judging concludes for UK Sausage Week competition

In preparation for UK Sausage week (28th October to 3rd November) over 500 sausages were evaluated by a team of judges this week and winners across 14 categories have now been decided. However, participants will have to wait until the celebration lunch and awards ceremony on 28th October at London’s Butchers’ Hall, to find out who has taken the top spots – including the UK Supreme Sausage Champion. Editor of Meat Management...

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