Lo­cal butcher to show off his skills for a good cause

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS - BY GRACE EVANS

LO­CAL mo­bile butcher Chris Hawke has been se­lected to com­pete in the 2018 BBQ Ba­le­out in Syd­ney on Novem­ber 3.

The event will be held at En­ter­tain­ment Quar­ter in Moore Park, with one team from each state set to com­pete.

Twenty five per­cent of funds from tick­ets will go to Buy A Bale, which is help­ing sup­port Aus­tralia’s ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties and Aussie farm­ers, pro­vid­ing tan­gi­ble re­sources to drought af­fected com­mu­ni­ties.

Mr Hawke will rep­re­sent Vic­to­ria, along­side his team of five, and he looks for­ward to show­cas­ing his skills on a big stage.

“It’s all about be­ing clean and fast when get­ting the meat off the bone and I know I can do that well,” he said.

“We all have our in­di­vid­ual skill set through­out the team and things that we’re bet­ter at.”

The Qual­ity Cuts butcher said it’s great to be able to do the thing he loves and make money for farm­ers who are strug­gling.

Mr Hawke took to so­cial me­dia to cre­ate his busi­ness an In­sta­gram page, where he posts reg­u­lar about his achieve­ments, and shortly af­ter this he found out about the BBQ Ba­le­out and was keen to get in­volved.

“I didn’t even know op­por­tu­ni­ties like this ex­isted so I’m stoked to have found it,” he said.

Ser­vic­ing Euroa and its sur­round­ing ar­eas, Mr Hawke will con­tinue to hone down his skills in the com­ing weeks, with his team meet­ing up for train­ing days as the com­pe­ti­tion nears.

Bar­be­cue re­lies on good home grown pro­duce and or­gan­is­ers said they want to cel­e­brate this with an event to sup­port our farm­ers and show­case the qual­ity prod­uct they pro­duce

Mr Hawke and his team will be judged on things like neat­ness and pre­sen­ta­tion of the meat, along­side por­tion con­trol.

Do­na­tions can be made through Ru­ral Aid, for those who want to help out.

CARV­ING FOR A CAUSE: Chris Hawke is look­ing for­ward to head­ing to Syd­ney for the BBQ Ba­le­out to show­case his skills for a good cause.

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