Note: The 2020 Pennsylvania Meat Processors Association has cancelled their 2020 Convention due to the Coronavirus. As a result the 2020 Best Beef Butcher Contest is also cancelled. Stay tuned for details surrounding the 2021 event.
Put your knives to the test and see if your skills can earn you some cash!
The Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, a sub-contractor to the Beef Checkoff in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors will be holding its 2nd annual Best Beef Butcher Contest at the PAMP Annual Conference on June 4, 2020 from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Penn State University Meats Lab.
Anyone in the Northeast who thinks they know a little something about beef and wants to show off their skills in a fun and competitive setting is invited to apply. The contest will include a timed breakdown of the beef chuck roll with the expectation that the chuck roll be fabricated into the following innovative beef cuts: Boneless Country Style Ribs, Chuck Eye Roast, Delmonico, Denver and Sierra Steaks. Judging will be based on accuracy, cutting, technique, presentation of cuts and verbal consumer sales pitch. Additionally, the contest will include a beef cut identification round.
You better believe awards and prizes will be involved! 1st Place: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $150. Awards will be given out to all finalists at the PAMP Awards Dinner and Auction on Saturday, June 6th from 6:00 pm. until 9:00 pm.
Please complete both the Best Beef Butcher Application and PAMP Membership Application. Applications are due by May 1, 2020.
The 10 finalists will be notified by May 8,2020.
Applicants are encouraged to register for PAMP membership when applying for the butcher contest to receive the most from your conference experience and explore everything PAMP has to offer its members.