team ireland 2020 world butchers challenge

Do you have what it takes to fill a position on Team Ireland 2020 to defend our current World Title ‘Best Butcher Team in the World’ in the World Butchers Challenge?


We are now accepting applications for the Team Ireland Apprentices, Young Butcher of the Year and the prestigious Team Ireland. 


Unlike anything you’ve seen before 


The World Butchers’ Challenge is a butchery competition of epic proportions.  With butchers from across the globe battling it out for the title of the world’s best, it’s often referred to as the ‘Olympics of Meat’.  The concept of the World Butchers’ Challenge is to develop an environment where butchers strive to exceed current industry practice in the areas of general workmanship, meat cutting, displaying and the creative usage of beef, lamb, pork and chicken product. Through this competition, a global community has been cemented with life-long friendships formed, business opportunities unlocked and the overall trade benefiting from an injection of creativity and innovation.


The Competition


The competition itself is conducted over a three hour and fifteen-minute period with competing teams given a side of beef, a side of pork, a whole lamb and five chickens which they must then transform into a themed display of value-added products.  Independent judges score each team based on technique and skill, workmanship, product innovation, overall finish and presentation.


To apply download the application form below.