Sharp knives will be an absolute prerequisite when the world's elite butchers meet in Sacramento, CA. in the USA next year. Friedr. Dick – one of the leading global manufacturers of chef's and butcher's knives – will provide sharp equipment for the 15 teams who have registered so far for the World Butcher's Championships.
Every nation will be presented by a team of six members faced with the following challenge: in just 3 hours and 15 minutes they will need to break down a side of pork and beef, a whole lamb and five chickens, transforming them into a creative display of finished cuts and value-added products. The panel of experts will not only judge their skills and techniques but also the originality of the products they produce and how they present them. In addition to providing the equipment for nearly all of the teams, Friedr. Dick also has the special honour of presenting the “F. DICK Knife Award” to the winning teams: the winner's trophy in the shape of a knife.
Friedr. Dick has strong roots in the butcher's trade and has been one of its most industry leading partners for decades. “We support butchers with a respectful approach to meat and food and advocate uncompromising quality and functionality with our products and brand”, states Steffen Uebele, Managing Director of Friedr. Dick. “That's why we are particularly looking forward to supporting the trade at the World Championships and providing the perfect equipment for the teams with our knives and tools.”
The World Championships have grown in stature since they were held for the first time in 2011. Rod Slater, Chairman of the World Butchers‘ Challenge, can hardly believe how the event has developed over the last few years: “When I first had the idea to arrange a competition between butchers from Australia and New Zealand in 2011, I would never have dreamed that one day butchers from all corners of the world would compete against each other”, states Rod Slater. “In Friedr. Dick we have found a partner who is just as committed to the butcher's trade and profession. I have known Friedr. Dick since my apprenticeship days and I am absolutely convinced of the quality of the products.”