Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top Butcher Contest.

My Team Leader, Beau, and I after I was announced as the winner.

I didn't get any of my own personal photos from the contest and I am waiting on the Marketing folks at work to share what they got with me, but for now I'll give a written description about how the contest went down. 

There were five contestants in the contest, one from the Austin-Gateway store, Little Rock, Arkansas store, Tulsa, Oklahoma, San Antonio and me (Lamar Store). We were each given two primals to work; Whole Bone In Pork Loin and Beef Shoulder Clod. 

The contest was judged on Speed, Craftsmanship, Profitability and Creativity. I really wish I would have taken some pictures of what I was left with, but I can tell you that I won all four categories although Shannon from Tulsa gave me a run for my money. 

On June 11th I'll be heading to Dallas for the regional competition. If I win in Dallas I'll be going to NYC for the National competition. Wouldn't that be nice?

Also! I will be cutting a Whole Bone In Beef Round for the Dallas Competition, something I'm quite proficient at. Each contestant will receive one primal to practice on and one for the competition.. I'm going to use my practice primal as an opportunity to make another 'The Breakdown' post. My buddy Josh Verduzco (http://www.joshverduzco.comwill be photographing the event so you can expect the quality of the pictures to be lightyears ahead of what I've been posting.

See you soon!


  1. Nice work Reece. Any idea which store in Dallas is hosting the competition on the 11th?

  2. Thank you! The Parklane Store will be hosting the event.