World Butchers’ Challenge to return in 2022
The global battle of the butchers has been rescheduled to take place in California in September next year.
After falling victim to Covid-19 disruption in September 2020, the World Butchers’ Challenge will now be hosted by the Golden 1 Centre in Sacramento on 2nd and 3rd September 2022.
The event will see 16 teams from around the world competing for the Friedr. Dick Golden Knife Trophy. They will be tasked with transforming a side of beef, a side of pork, a whole lamb and five chickens into a themed display of value-added cuts.
World Butchers’ Challenge chair, Rod Slater said: “There is no doubt the last year or so has been tough for our competition, so to be able to secure dates at the Golden 1 Centre and to give butchers a target to aim at again is just the motivation we all needed.”
Danny Johnson, captain of the Butchers of America team, added: “The World Butchers’ Challenge is representative of Sacramento’s ethos around farm-to-fork and we can’t wait to welcome those across the globe who are passionate about butchery. Head to our food mecca to celebrate what’s great about food.
“After the year we’ve all had, can you think of anything better than cheering on close to 100 butchers battling it out in an amphitheatre fit for a King – or Kings.”
The World Champion Butcher Apprentice and Young Butcher Competition, which are individual events, will take place on 2nd September, prior to the main event.