Team Canada – World Butcher Challenge

Team Canada Best Butcher 2020 Competition

For the first time ever, Canada will be entering a team into the World Butchers’ Challenge taking place in Sacramento, California, September 5, 2020 and our very own Brent Herrington made this prestigious team.

The World Butchers’ Challenge 2020 competition is conducted over three hours and 15 minutes with competing teams given a side of beef, side of pork, whole lamb and five chickens which they must then transform into a themed display of value-added products.  “Teams can provide their own seasonings, spices, marinades and garnish to finish products that are designed to inspire and push the boundaries, yet which are also cookable and would sell in a retail setting. Independent judges score each team based on technique and skill, workmanship, product innovation, overall finish and presentation.”

Meet Team Canada

Aaron McLaughlin (Didsbury, AB) – Old’s College
Brent Herrington (Port Perry, ON) – Herrington’s Quality Butchers
Corey Meyer (Edmonton, AB) – ACME Meat Market
Damian Goriup (Oakville, ON) – Florence Meats
Dave Vander Velde – (Stoney Creek, ON) – VG Meats
Elyse Chatterton (Edmonton, AB)
Peter Baarda (Burlington, ON) – J&G Quality Meats
Taryn Lee Barker (Port Moody, BC) – The Little Butcher
TBD – Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2019

Competitions like this come  with a heavy price tag as competitors must travel across Canada to practice together, not to mention the expense of travel to California for the competition. A GoFundMe campaign has been set-up to help with the travel expenses.  Please consider supporting the team!

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