Ontario’s Finest Butcher Competition – 2019
The Ontario’s Finest Butcher competition is hosted by Meat and Poultry Ontario. “This competition is all about paying homage to the butcher, a culinary star that is often forgotten,” says Franco Naccarato, MPO executive director.
This competition began 6 years ago to showcase and the skill in butchers shops and meat processing in Ontario. The competition is also used to promote this skilled profession which has a labour-shortage.
The theme for the 2019 competition held October 26-27, was “Outdoor Cooking”.
Don the Official Champion’s Black Jacket!
Our very own Brent Herrington, with 30 years of meat cutting mastery, outperformed his 2 competitors and won! Similar to the Masters Golf Tournament where the green jacket is the presented to the winner, Brent donned Ontario’s Finest Butcher Competition’s official champion’s black jacket. He also took home a prize package valued over $3,000 including a Minimax Big Green Egg™ , YETI Tundra cooler and Traeger smoker.
“I’m ecstatic to win the title. Putting our trade in the spotlight will help us all find more qualified people,” says Herrington. “I hope butchers continue to try out, meet new people, and stretch the boundaries of their skill.”
Onward and Upward
Brent will continue performing and testing his skills as he will be joining Team Canada in the World Butchers’ Challenge in Sacramento in September of 2020.
We couldn’t be prouder and will be cheering you on!