Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2017

Do you have what it takes to claim the title of Ontario’s Finest Butcher in 2017? All competitors will begin by showcasing their technical knowledge and knife skills in an elimination round. The top three will then proceed to the finals at the Meat Industry Expo in October. Here’s where they show-off their charming and creative selves, thinking quick on their feet, and adding value to an undisclosed protein.

A combined score of judges and expo delegates will determine Ontario’s Finest Butcher, with the prominent award being presented that night at the gala.

Why enter? Here’s your chance to shine! Aside from the excellent bragging rights that come with the title, both the winner and the winning member company will receive a plaque commemorating this impressive accomplishment for all to see. You will also be recognized as Ontario’s Finest Butcher in all press releases, social media, BLOCKtalk, and online.

Important Links

Registration Form

Official Competition Rules

Previous Competition Videos

Important Dates

Deadline to Register: Friday, August 11, 2017

Elimination Round: Monday, September 11, 2017, Mississauga

Final Round: Saturday, October 21, 2017, Niagara Falls

Winner Announced: Saturday, October 21, 2017, Red Carpet Gala, Niagara Falls

Past Winners

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2016
Peter Baarda, J & G Quality Meats, Burlington

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2015
Peter Baarda, Lococo’s, Stoney Creek

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2014
Peter Baarda, Lococo’s Stoney Creek

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