14th April 2016

Scotch Butchers Club Backs Premier Young Butcher 2016

Eight of the UK’s best young butchers will showcase their skills and talent at Foodex next week when they go head to head in the Premier Young Butcher 2016 competition, supported by the Scotch Butchers Club.   Among those competing for the title will be Erin Conroy, a 23-year-old level 3 Meat and Processing apprentice with Scottish Training, who currently works at Falleninch Farm Shop in Stirling.   Miss Conroy will be joined by her colleague and fellow level 3 Meat and Poultry apprentice, Stuart Rankin.   Miss Conroy and Mr Rankin will battle it out against another six talented young butchers from across Northern Ireland and the UK in a bid to lift the coveted title of Premier Young Butcher 2016.    The Premier Young Butcher Competition 2016, organised by the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders, is being hosted by William Reed Media and supported by the Scotch Butchers Club, AHDB Beef & Lamb, AHDB Pork, Cambrian Training, Institute of Meat, RAPS UK, Weddel Swift and the Worshipful Company of Butchers.   The competition aims to promote the traditional craft skills, good working practices and innovative product development demonstrated by 18-23 year old apprentices.   Graeme Sharp, Marketing Executive with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Premier Young Butcher Competition 2016 at this year’s Foodex.   “Promoting and encouraging young butchers to develop and showcase their fantastic skills and ideas is key to the future of the industry and it’s great to see the passion and drive every one of the finalists has for their craft.”   The Premier Young Butcher Competition will take place on Tuesday 19th of April at Foodex, Birmingham NEC.  

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