ELGIN BUTCHER IS 2010 BURGER MASTERTuesday, 18th May 2010
JC Dawson of Batchen Street came up with the perfect combination against equally hot competition in an evaluation held in Fife last month. The trophy and winners certificate were presented to Michael on Monday 17th May when Scottish Craft Butchers held their North of Scotland Regional meeting at the Laichmoray Hotel, in Elgin.
A team of judges from the meat trade, catering and consumer sectors evaluated more than 70 speciality burgers at the event held at the home of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club. 100 Speciality Sausages and 45 Barbecue products were also examined by the judges.
Bruce McCall from Scottish Federation of Meat Traders presented Mike Dawson with his trophy and Diamond Award on Tuesday 18th May 2010
At the presentation Douglas Scott , Chief Executive of the event’s sponsor said:- “These Craft Butcher Awards once again showcase the high levels of skill and innovation prevalent among the independent butcher’s sector. I am certain that this event leads to consumers being tempted with exciting new products whilst shopping at the local butcher.
“Scottish Craft Butchers are great innovators and react quickly to customers demands for tasty convenient new products. Chilli and Honey seems to be the latest fashion, several attempts were made using this combination in both the speciality burger and speciality sausage categories but Michael Dawson got it just spot on.”
So much so Michael also won Gold for a Chilli and Honey Sausage, and went on to lift gold for both Pork and Marmalade Sausage and for a Steak Burger.
Other award winning butchers:-
A & I Quality, Inverness:- Gold for Basil & Tomato Sausage, Venison & Red Onion Sausage and Wild Texan Burger, Silver for Smokey Mountain Burger and Barbecue Kebab.
Bert Fowlie, Strichen; - Gold for Chicken Sausage, Silver for Pork & Black Pudding Sausage, Pork & Leek Sausage and Cheese Burger.
Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Inverurie:- Gold for Pork & Leek Sausage, Steak & Cheese Burger with Caramelised Onion & Cracked Black Pepper; Silver for Pork & Black Pudding Sausage.
Donaldsons of Orkney:- Silver for Pork, Pancetta, Leek & Cheese Burger.
Duncan Fraser & Son, Inverness :- Gold for Highland Burger, Silver for Lamb, Garlic & Mint Burger, Kashmiri Burger, Pork & Haggis Sausage and Pork, Bacon & Tomato Sausage.
Forbes Raeburn & Sons, Huntly:- Silver for Curried Lamb Burger, Very Berry Good Burger, Hawaiian Pizza Burger, Hot & Spicy Pork & Pepper Kebab, Pork & Lemon medallion.
H M Sheridan, Ballater:- Gold for Pork, Smoked Pancetta and Black Pepper Sausage, Cumberland Rings. Silver for Beef and Black Pudding Sausage.
W Reid Butcher, Hopeman:- Gold for Pork with Sweet Chilli Burger, Minted Lamb Burger and Silver for Bombay Chicken Kebabs.
Bel's Butchers, Edzell: - Gold for Venison & Cranberry Burger, Silver for Pork, Cumberland Herb Sausage, and Pork, Leek & Apricot Sausage.
David Bennett & Son, Dunblane:- Gold for Canadian Maple Medley, Chilli & Chocolate Sensations.
Hillfoots Country Butchers, Tullibody:- Silver for The Foot Long Sausage
James Pirie & Son, Newtyle:- Gold for Spicy Pork Catherine Wheel, Silver for Pork, Pear & Black Pudding Burger and Pork, Mango & Sweet Chilli Sausage.
James Rae & Son, Kincardine:- Silver for Steak & Orange Sausage, Pork & Apricot Sausage.
John Henderson (Meat Specialist) Ltd, Glenrothes:- Silver for Pork & Sunblush Tomato Sausage
Macdonald Bros Ltd. Pitlochry:- Silver for Angus Steak and Stilton Burger with Caramelised Onion, Pork and Black Pudding Sausage with Apple, Venison and redcurrant Sausage.
Scott Brothers, Dundee :- Gold for Teriyaki Beef, Chilli & Mango Pork Sausage; Silver for Lamb Shorma Burger.
Simon Howie, Perth:- Gold for Classic Steak burger; Silver for Sweet Chilli Pork Sausage, Boerwors Sausage, Pork & Black Pudding Spirals.
Stuarts of Buckhaven:- Diamond for Chilli and Iron Brew Sausage, Gold for his Steak & Haggis Burger and Steak & Spring Onion Burger.
W F Stark, Buckhaven: - Gold for Bacon & Cheese Logs, Silver for Bacon & Cheese Burger, Sweet & Chilli Swirls
Tom Courts Quality Foods Ltd, Cowdenbeath: -Gold for Pork & Sweet Chilli Sausage, Silver for Guinness Burger, Lamb Rosemary & Garlic Burger, Chicken Tikka Kebab, Chicken Chilli Bombs.
Results from South and West of Scotland will be released w/c 24/05/10