Premier Young Butcher Lucy Crawshaw wows crowd at MEATOPIA
Britain’s Premier Young Butcher 2015 Lucy Crawshaw from Taylors Farm Shop in Lathom Lancashire wowed the crowds at the recent MEATOPIA (UK).
Lucy proved a hit presenting prizes and trophies to successful guests spending the weekend preparing feasting joints and Ribeye steaks from whole Foreribs of Beef in Tobacco Dock in London’s fashionable Docklands.
The competition at the Turner and George Butchery School organised and run by ‘Orange Butcher’ Marco Peerdeman consisted of 36 food enthusiasts competing in six heats over the two days.
Founded in the US by former restaurant editor of Esquire Magazine, Josh Ozersky and award-winning author, James Beard and brought to the UK by chef Richard Turner and London butchers, Turner & George., Meatopia is a festival of high quality, ethically sourced meat cooked over ethically sourced wood and charcoal by some of the world’s leading chefs and is described as ‘a weekend-long love affair of meat, drink, fire and music and legendary event for food lovers’!
Premier Young Butcher 2015, organised by the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders was sponsored by AHDB Beef and Lamb, AHDB Pork, Cambrian Training, Institute of Meat, RAPS UK, Tadmarton Products, Quality Meat Scotland, Weddel Swift and the Worshipful Company of Butchers.
Following her London success, Lucy with Premier Young Butcher 2015 runner up Joe Smith of Lishman’s of Ilkley, now go on to begin training for the 2016 International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt next May.