RMNZ and Competenz Apprentice Membership
Retail Meat New Zealand (RMNZ) and Competenz share a passion for fostering emerging talent within the industry and have developed a partnership which gives apprentices a Retail Meat New Zealand membership for the duration of their training.
RMNZ is actively involved in the promotion and growth of the butchery industry, which means we can offer apprentices the opportunity to become immersed within the trade and have availability to a fantastic support network and ongoing communication of all industry related issues and announcements.
We pride ourselves on providing our members with great opportunities through our various industry events and competitions to learn and engage with other like-minded people from within the industry. We look forward to assisting you with establishing your career pathway within the industry.
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This guide has been produced by Beef + Lamb New Zealand to provide wholesale buyers with internationally recognised carcass and cut specifications for beef and veal, lamb and mutton, as well as goat. Specifications for co-products (offal) are also included.
Given the complexity and seasonality of our industry, together with supply and demand offshore, it is acknowledged that not all cuts listed in this schedule will necessarily be available at all times to New Zealand buyers.
The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Reference Guide has been produced to give butchers, chefs, apprentices and cookery students a better understanding of New Zealand beef and lamb quality, the range of processing cuts available and their attributes, plus handling and cooking methods. It also includes a broad background on meat structure and the nutritive value of beef and lamb.
+ Butchers' Quarterly Newsletter
The latest Butchers' Quarterly newsletter will be emailed to you and you can access previous newsletters here.
· Butcher’s Checklist
· Is your food control plan current?
· Low & Slow is the fast-growing trend
· 2020 Sharp Blacks team announced
· The future of independent butchery
· International Beer Day and why you should care
· Ready-meals: what we learned from the UK
· Pure South Sharp Blacks bring home silver!
· NZ’s Top Sausage: Devro Great NZ Sausage Competition
· Impossible Burger: Results from our own quality control tests
· Alto Butcher of the Year
· Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year
· Alto Butcher & Competenz Butcher Apprentice 2017
· 2017 Butchers Summit & Trans-Tasman Test Match
· Devro Great NZ Sausage Competition
+ Events and Networking Opportunities
By taking advantage of events and networking opportunities as an apprentice, you can set yourself up for excellent career opportunities within the industry. RMNZ host a variety of industry events which you are invited to participate in. Each event is a great chance to meet others from the industry and learn new skills. We encourage you to be active within the industry to get the best out of your apprenticeship and a head start in your crafting your career.
The events information is included in the Butchers' Quarterly Newsletter and entry information is posted out on our social media platforms.