Ontario’s Finest Butcher

Competitors begin by showcasing their technical knowledge and knife skills during the elimination round in September. The top three then proceed to the finals, this year, at The Meating Place. 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 conference delegates will determine Ontario’s Finest Butcher.

Why enter? Here’s your chance to shine! Aside from the excellent bragging rights, the classic chef jacket, and the plaque to proudly display for all the world to see, Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2018 will take home a MiniMax™ Big Green Egg, courtesy of BJ’s Country Market. The winner will also be recognized as Ontario’s Finest Butcher in all press releases, social media, BLOCKtalk, and online.

All will be presented to the winner at the OIMP banquet on October 20, 2018.

Competition Rules 

2017 Competition Photos

Past Competition Videos 

Past Winners

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2017
Damian Goriup, Florence Meats, Oakville

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

Proud competition partners: