Brent Herrington – Ontario’s Finest Butcher!
You heard it here first.
Our very own Brent Herrington qualified for the finals of Ontario’s Finest Butcher competition.The elimination round was held in September, with ten competitors from across the province given 30 minutes to transform a fresh pork bone-in leg, bone-in butt, and bone-in loin, into display ready cuts.
The competitors were judged on the degree of difficulty, and their skill/efficiency level in boning, trimming and cutting, primal cut utilization and financial performance.
It was a great display in the elimination round, as the video below portrays, and Brent made it to the top 3 finalists.
The finals were held this past weekend, October 26-27 in Niagara Falls and he WON!!
Brent was up against some fierce competition facing off in the final round against Doug Easterbrook of Townsend Butchers and Steve Toms of Fortinos. All finalists were given 30 minutes to prepare 2 chickens, a leg of lamb and a beef rib to prepare beautiful merchandisable items that would be judged.
The judges scores combined with attendee’s votes determined that Brent was the winner!!
This was the sixth year of this annual competition.
Congrats from Jacqueline to Brent on the win! It takes great teamwork!
We are so proud that Port Perry can also now showcase, Ontario’s Finest Butcher. We knew it all along!