Most creative young butcher in the North West crowned at Dalziel Butchers Show

Dalziel’s Danny Upson, Danny Woods, Jessica Leliuga, Rik Waddon, Jordan Alston, Jake Edwards and Roger Kelsey, chief executive of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders
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Jessica Leliuga of Ye Olde Sausage Shop, Oswaldtwistle has been crowned ‘the most creative young butcher in the North West’ at Dalziel’s Chorley Butchers Show. 

Twenty-one-year-old Jessica was chosen overall winner by judges Roger Kelsey, chief executive of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders and Danny Upson, head of retail butchery sales for Dalziel.
Judges said her display was “innovative, showed good use of primal cuts and was very well organised”. Jessica won an engraved set of knives, £100-worth of vouchers, a winner’s plaque and certificate.

Other finalists included runner-up 22-year-old Jordan Alston of Gregory Williams Butchers, Lancaster; 23-year-old Danny Woods from Woods Farm Shop, Preston and 18-year-old Jake Edwards, also of Gregory Williams Butchers.

The Mega Haggis Competition was won by Stuart Higginson of Higginson Butchers, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria.

The event, held at Dalziel’s Chorley depot in Lancashire, was attended by more than 300 visitors from the retail butchery and catering trade, with special guest Paralympic GB cyclist and London 2012 silver medal winner Rik Waddon also in attendance.

Peter Gregory, Dalziel’s regional director, said: “The show was extremely successful, with visitors on the day travelling from as far afield as Donegal, Ireland. We’ve held many smaller events over the past 15 years, and we’d like to thank our trade partners for making this our best yet.”

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