Best burgers, sausages put to test
The Western Australian Meat Industry Council’s annual Regional Sausage King and Best Butchers Burger Competitions kick off today at the South Metropolitan TAFE in Bentley.
Now in its 18th year, the competition attracts more than 150 entrants annually.
Entries are judged on the uncooked and cooked appearance before being taste-tested for flavour and texture.
Treendale butchers Pete’s Chop Shop has won the South West Regional Sausage King title four times in the past five years and finished second in 2015.
“Quality ingredients is the secret,” owner Peter Gianfrancesco said.
“We’re using Plantagenet free- range pork, Mt Barker chickens, Henty Brook angus grass fed beef, fresh ingredients, time and natural casings, not artificial.”
For 2018, Pete’s Chop Shop is returning to defend its crown with 14 entries, including three new entries, a range of beef, pork and chicken jalapeno sausages.
The Regional WA category will be judged tomorrow.
The winners will compete at the Royal Show and the winner from that competition will be judged at the National Finals in Perth in February next year.
Gianfrancesco said although it would be great to win the National title, he is perfectly happy with what he has achieved so far and the level his business is at.