Frasers Butchers in Bolton has been crowned UK Beef Burger champion in the UK final of the Butchers Q Guild 2016 BBQ Competition.
The Rishton Lane shop first qualified for the national final as north-west regional champion, before seeing its Mega Burger chosen as overall winner of its product category at the UK finale, staged at Eastwood Hall, near Nottingham. (Sunday, May 15)
Frasers’ Mega Burger is 8oz burger hand-crafted in-house using locally sourced prime beef topside and skirt, plus a basic seasoning.
It first made its debut last year and was a best seller all through the summer barbecue season.
Frasers is also a former Q Guild national BBQ champion with its traditional pork sausage.
The shop’s owner Greg Hull, who is chairman of the Q Guild’s north-west region, said winning another national BBQ championship was “absolutely fantastic.”
Frasers Butchers also qualified for the national final with its Lamb Donner Kebab, the north-west speciality BBQ product category winner, which picked up a coveted runner-up award.
The contest this year attracted a record entry of almost 400 barbecue products from Q Guild butchers nationwide. The leading meat sector body represents over 110 award-winning butchers, from the Scottish Highlands down to the south coast.
Robert Alexander Butchers in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, became the overall Q Guild supreme barbecue champion with its speciality barbecue product national victor, Coffee Crusted BBQ Steak.
The Q Guild’s national chairman, Alnwick Butcher Mark Turnbull said: “The BBQ Competition saw an extremely high standard of entries and was fiercely fought out between all finalists.
“I would like to offer hearty congratulations to all those who succeeded in making it to the finals, as winning a regional event is in itself no easy feat. In the end, the category winners really have proved themselves to be the cream of the crop and I wish to congratulate them all on their achievement.”
The 2016 Q Guild BBQ Championships were sponsored by industry suppliers Innovative Food Ingredients, Dalziel, DB Foods, The Dalesman Group, Scobie and Junor, and Baro Lighting.
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