Keith Fisher to continue in industry

Despite announcing his retirement from AHDB last month, Keith Fisher is to pass on his industry knowledge to the next generation. 

Having been heavily involved in the development of the new Level Two Butchery Apprenticeship, he will now be focusing his efforts on inspiring newly-qualified apprentices to progress onto the Level 3
Advanced Butchery Standard, currently in the final stages of development. The Advanced Standard also enables progression towards the holy grail of Institute of Meat-accredited Master Butcher, MB.Inst.M.

The new Butchery Apprentice Standard aims not only to provide training that is “fit for purpose” but also to both preserve and advance the craft of butchery for generations to come.

Fisher said of his continuing role with the Institute of Meat: “From those early days working with my father in the local abattoir I could never have foreseen where my career has taken me. I have travelled the world teaching butchery skills, appeared on TV as an expert judge, and even had my tastebuds insured for £1m in my role as a Baconologist!

“First and foremost though, I’m a butcher, and a very proud one at that. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of securing the future of this great profession, and I look forward to seeing where the new apprentices’ careers take them.”

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