Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition to make its much-anticipated return

Following the success of the inaugural Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition in Albury 2019, Angus Australia is looking forward to the return of hosting this prestigious Competition on February 26th, 2022, at the Angus Australia office in Armidale NSW.    

The Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition will be an invitational Australasian Barbeque Alliance (ABA) sanctioned event and will host 20 of the best BBQ teams from around the country in a competition for a share in $10,000 worth of cash and prizes.  The competition is Australia’s only Verified Black Angus Beef invitational BBQ competition.  

The event is open to all and will be an afternoon and evening of amazing food with even better company featuring meat supplied by the Verified Black Angus Beef brands NH Foods Australia’s Angus Reserve, Jacks Creek Black Angus and Macka’s Australian Black Angus Beef. 

The Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition will also be supported by Kilcoy Global Foods, Aglive Pty Ltd, and The Outdoor Supply Co. 

Well known BBQ enthusiast Shannon Walker will MC the event. Shannon is well known in the BBQing world, starring in the Meatstock Butcher Wars Competition. Shannon started his meat life in 1985 as an apprentice butcher, working his way up to management before branching out and buying his own shop. Shannon has taught Retail Butchery, Animal Welfare, Meat Inspection and Game Meat Harvesting at TAFE NSW since 2014 and organises State Butchery Challenges along with being the in-house butcher for Black Bear BBQ in Sydney. 

MLA have provided their Retail Manager and Corporate Butcher, Doug Piper, who will be running three 15min presentations breaking down a set of Ribs, Whole Blade and Whole D-Rump into their 4-5 cuts while discussing the value and versatility of each cut of beef and how they are encouraging retail and foodservice to use them in dishes and value-added products. Doug will also be discussing the importance of branding: how it gives the butchers and chefs that point of difference and what butchers look for in their beef: consistency, carcass size, marbling, colour etc. 

Gates for the event will open at 3pm, with the official welcome for the event taking place from 4.30pm.  

Throughout the evening teams will be required to plate up three ABA categories of Verified Black Angus Beef grainfed product. These include Picanha, Tritip and Brisket plus one Dessert category. 

A panel of judges, including head judge ABA’s Demelsa Lollback, will be on hand to determine the winners with the awards for Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, category winners, and all remaining prizes to be announced at 8.30pm. 

Angus Australia’s Commercial Supply Chain Manage, Liz Pearson is looking forward to the return of the BBQ competition after a 20-month hiatus thanks to COVID-19. 

“It will be fantastic to have our members and Angus producers here onsite for what will be an exciting extravaganza of sumptuous Angus beef and barbeque while having the opportunity to network with our Verified Black Angus Beef brand owners bringing our members together with those down the supply chain who are protecting and promoting the Angus brand in this unique setting”  

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