Butchery Worldskills UK Competition

This competition focuses on all the essential skills required for a successful career as a multi-skilled/disciplined Butcher within the Food Manufacturing Industry.

This competition will test your overall skill, innovation, creativity, presentation, work ethic, method & approach to tasks, carcass & primal utilisation, waste and safe and hygienic working practice.

The final competition will consist of five tasks that will be carried out and judged over two days in front of a live audience.

The competition is organised by Cambrian Training Company and supported by an Industry Steering Group and exclusive media partner is Meat Trades Journal.

Sponsorship partners include The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders, Institute of Meat, The Food & Drink Training and Education Council Ltd (ftc) and industry consultant Viv Harvey.

What standard is expected?
Find out more about the level of skill required from these Flickr albums:

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England Heats >>
Wales Heat >>
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Who can enter?
Entrants do not have to hold any qualifications to enter, however you must not have completed higher than a level 4 in Food Manufacturing Excellence qualification or the equivalent to enter.

Entrants must be able to carry out the following tasks and skills to a satisfactory level as a minimum:

  • Good Knife Skills with a minimum of 6 months practical experience.
  • Primary & Secondary Butchery including Seam butchery with a minimum of 6 months practical experience.
  • Good tying & stringing skills
  • Must be able to mix, make, fill out and link sausages using natural skins consistently
  •  Must be able to use an electric sausage filler & mincer machine safely
  •  Must be able to supply your own knifes, small cutting equipment
  •  Must be able to supply display trays, product labels, recipes and cooking instructions where required
  •  The ability to prepare ready to eat products for example: pies, pasties, terrines, sausage rolls (please note these are just examples and are not limited – see brief for more details)
  •  Must be able to produce innovative products
  •  The ability to prepare identical products

How many competitors can enter from each organisation?
We do not have a limit on how many competitors can enter from each organisation but if there is a large capacity entering from one organisation this may have to be reviewed.

All competitors must register online using our online registration system to enter the competition and any submissions received without a valid registration will not be entered into the competition.

Please ensure when registering that you select the right region that you live in, as this will let us know which country you will be representing; England, Wales, N.Ireland or Scotland.

Registration Window opens 1st March & closes on the 7th April 2017.


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