Team Australia Announced
Knives have been drawn – in professional fashion – as butchers from across the country have put their skills to the test, seeking to become part of the prestigious Australia Steelers representative team.
Now six of Australia`s finest butchers have been selected as part of Team Australia, to compete at the World Butchers’ Challenge in 2020.
Team captain, Adam Stratton, from Sydney’s Tender Gourmet Butchery, said the selection process had been fierce, balancing both the existing skills and experience of return members with new talent.
The team selection was finalised this week after a three-hour test of skills on the Gold Coast under the watchful eye of selectors, including Mr Stratton, who had been confirmed to stay on as captain after being selected in the World Team in 2018.
The Australian Steelers will be:
Adam Stratton, Tender Gourmet Butchery, NSW
Paul Brady, Tender Gourmet Butchery, NSW
Colin Garrett, Colin’s Butchery, NSW
Luke Leyson, Goodwood Quality Meats, SA
Daniel McCarthy, A Cut Above Family Butcher, VIC
Dale Spencer, Eumundi Meats, QLD
Mark Rogers, Stapleton’s Quality Meats, NSW, and Tom Bouchier, Peter Bouchier Butchers of Distinction, VIC, were selected as reserve members of the team.
The selection for the Young Apprentice and Young Butcher members of Team Australia will occur on 17 April 2019, at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Team Australia will compete at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Sacramento, California, USA in September 2020.