Swiss win Young Butcher competition

Switzerland has won this year’s International Young Butchers’ Competition. 

Taking place in Utrecht in The Netherlands, the competition covered boning, manufacturing a stuffed roast, creating a barbecue offering and preparing a main course with meat.

They beat off stiff competition from The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France and the UK.

French butcher Lucas Bayle won the individual prize on the night.

The UK was represented by Chris Riley, from the Huntingdon branch of Walter Smith Butchers, Peter Rushforth from Swans Farm Shop in Mold, Wales and George Parker of Frank Parker Butchers in Warwickshire.

The International Young Butcher UK Team is organised by the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders and is sponsored by ABP Food Group (UK), AHDB Beef & Lamb, AHDB Pork, Dalziel, the Institute of Meat, Leeds City College, Orange Butcher, Raps (UK), Weddel Swift and the Worshipful Company of Butchers.

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