Retail Meat New Zealand is a membership based organisation that represents and promotes the interests and views of businesses involved in the retail meat industry, including independent butchers, supermarkets, small-goods manufacturers, wholesalers and affiliated businesses. Our members sell approximately 85 percent of all meat products sold on the New Zealand retail meat market. We provide meat retailers and processors with access to an excellent range of services across all aspects of the industry, including an important network to share ideas and create business opportunities. We have also developed a range of membership benefits designed to help maximise your business.
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Alto Butcher & ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year
The search for New Zealand’s best butcher and butcher apprentice is on! Starting with regional competitions, held across the country, the Alto Butcher and ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year competitions are the industry events to compete in!
The Butchers’ Summit
Held over two days, the Butchers’ Summit brings together a fresh lineup of inspiring and engaging content, including an incredible mix of speakers who will challenge you to think outside your square, introduce you to concepts of tomorrow and equip you with the tools to maximise opportunities and profits.
Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition
Over 500 sausages from more than 90 small-goods producers from across the country are judged by a panel of experts in order to crown New Zealand’s best sausage.
World Butchers’ Challenge
The World Butchers' Challenge is a butchery competition of epic proportions. With butchers from 16 countries across the globe battling it out for the title of the world's best, it's often referred to as the 'Olympics of Meat'.
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Comedian and radio broadcaster Leigh Hart turned his hand to butchery in a feeble attempt to make the Kiwi butchery team, the Sharp Blacks who have now partnered with Hellers as they prepare for the World Butchers’ Challenge – the Olympics of butchery – due to take place next October in Sacramento, California.
Butchers from across the lower South Island sharpened their knives and cut their way through a two-hour competition in the regional stages of the 2019 Alto Butcher and ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year.
It was a close call, but after a fierce competition Greg Egerton from Countdown Dunedin Central placed first in the Alto Butcher of the Year category and Tom Frood from New World Gardens, Dunedin claimed first spot in the ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year category.
It was an all-women showdown at the Upper South Island regionals after a close competition Samantha Weller from New World Rangiora placed first in the Alto Butcher of the Year category and Maria De Lourdes Pio from PAK’nSave Rangiora claimed first spot in the ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year category.
Butchers from across the country have proved their skills with a sharp start to this year’s Alto Butcher and ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year competition.
Simon Dixon from Island Bay Butchery and Makalah Stevens from New World Foxton carved up the competition at the lower North Island regional finals of the 2019 Alto Butcher and ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year.
Butchers from across the upper North Island sharpened their knives and brought their best practice to the fore to kick start this year’s national Alto Butcher and ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year competitions, at the first regional held in Auckland this weekend.
Butchers from Cape Reinga to the Bluff will be fine-tuning their sausage recipes as entries open for the 2019 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition.
The search for New Zealand’s tastiest snarler will begin with a panel of 32 judges, made up of foodies, butchers and industry experts, sampling and examining all competition entries over a mammoth five-day sausage fest in September. From there, the top thirteen sausages, one from each category, then go on to a final taste test where the Supreme Award-winning sausage is determined.
The World Butchers’ Challenge boldly claims to make rockstars out of butchers and is one step further to doing so after confirming the home for the 2020 competition as Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California – the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable arena.
Entries have opened for the Alto Butcher and ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year competitions. A firm favourite on the industry calendar, this event challenges qualified butchers and butcher apprentices from all around our fine nation, to sharpen their knives and compete head-to-head in a battle of meaty proportions.
Should we be worried over that slice of ham in our bun or including a couple of slices of bacon with that Sunday breakfast? Let’s get a clear picture on the situation in New Zealand when it comes to nitrates in our food and in processed meat.
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