Getting the low-down on this year's butchery awards


04 May 2015

Butchery apprentices who have entered, or are considering signing up for the Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year competition, will be interested in a series of workshops running nationwide in May.

The workshops, which include practical demonstrations from award-winning butchers, will give contestants ideas and inspiration to help them plan and prepare for the regional and national competitions which run from July through September.

Date and venues

Upper North Island – with butchers Reuben Sharples and Ivan Mansell
Thursday 14 May, 6.30pm
Aussie Butcher New Lynn, Unit G, 10 Margan Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland
Waikato – guest butcher to be confirmed
Wednesday 13 May, 6.30pm
New World Te Rapa, 751 Te Rapa Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton
Lower North Island – with former Pure South Sharp Black Marcus Waldman
Tuesday 12 May, 7.00pm
Mad Butcher, 742 – 760 Pioneer Highway, Takaro, Palmerston North
Upper South Island – with Pure South Sharp Black Corey Winder
Wednesday 20 May, 6.30pm
CPIT, School of Food & Hospitality, Corner Ferry and Madras Street, Christchurch
Lower South Island – with Pure South Sharp Black Greg Egerton
Thursday 21 May, 6.30pm
Centre City New World, 133 Great King St, Dunedin

About the Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year competition
This competition is part of an annual event which includes the Alto Young Butcher competition. It is a great opportunity for New Zealand’s apprentice butchers to hone their skills and test themselves against others in the industry.

The Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year competition is open to people who are working towards a butchery apprenticeship. The Alto Young Butcher competition is open to qualified butchers under 30 years of age.

The regional competitions take place in June and July and the national final in September.

For more information or to RSVP

Please contact Pippa Hawkins from Retail Meat New Zealand | 09 489 0879 | 021 944 088.