Sausage king prepares for national competition
DON Cameron is the creative mastermind behind Master Butchers wellknown reputation in the Whitsundays as the almighty “sausage king” and he is no stranger to the spotlight.
Mr Cameron first won the highly regarded title at the 2010 Tropical North Sausage King Competition and he is looking forward to entering the national event in Townsville again this year.
Master Butchers Whitsunday stocks an impressive range of tantalising sausages with many crowd-pleasing flavours including the popular chicken, cheese, cauliflower and cracked pepper, Thai red chilli, chicken spinach and pine nut, pork and Tasmanian apple cider, honey beef and pork, smokey ba- con and gouda. Mr Cameron’s partner Karen Rix said the pressure was on to maintain their reputation as the sausage king again this year.
“Now that we have won so many awards at the regional level we are really feeling the pressure to come up with new and innovative flavours that our customers will love,” she said.
“We are really hoping to break through the regional competition and bring home an award at the state finals this year.”
They will also be entering their recently released corned beef pies in the pastry division and their spectacular Thai green chicken curry and awardwinning stroganoff range in the wet meat dish category. Master Butchers Whitsunday also cleaned up at the 2013 Queensland Regional Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) Butchers Choice competition after winning nine awards.
While their sausages picked up numerous awards, Mr Cameron said he was thrilled to receive king awards in the meat pie pastry and value added meat dish, second place for their panready chicken stroganoff in the wet meat dish and third in the same category for their pan-ready beef stroganoff.
Master Butchers have more than 30 different varieties of sausages including kids ABC selections and some that are gluten and preservative free.