On 20th March, Meat @ IFEX opened its doors to the public for the first time with over 50 exhibitors and the Arena was opened to host the Worlds Best Apprentice Competition.  There were 11 participants taking part in this competition and the following countries took part in the competition; Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Great Britain and Germany.  The Apprentice competition had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place issued for the first time in the World Butchers Challenge and the results were;

Best Young Butcher In The World Results

Sponsored By: McDonnells Queen Street

Gold –  Thomas Guyomar (France)

Silver – Godefroy Piaton (France)

Bronze – Luka Young (New Zealand)

 

KEITH WALSH AND MARK O’CONNOR DONE IRELAND VERY PROUD!