Ontario’s Finest Butcher

Ontario’s Finest Butcher competitors will begin by showcasing their technical knowledge and knife skills in an elimination round on Monday, September 9.

The top three will then proceed to the finals at The Meat Industry Expo where they show-off their charming and creative selves, thinking quick on their feet, and adding value to an undisclosed protein.

The winner will not only walk away with excellent bragging rights but a classic chef jacket and plaque to proudly display for all the world to see! All will be presented to the winner at the OIMP Red Carpet Gala on October 26.

Are you in it to win it? Registration now open.

Competition Rules

2018 Competition Photos

Past Competition Videos 

2019 Prize Package

Past Winners

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2018
Nicholas Matusiak, Halenda’s Meats, Oshawa

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2017
Damian Goriup, Florence Meats, Oakville

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2016
Peter Baarda, J & G Quality Meats, Burlington

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2015
Peter Baarda, Lococo’s, Stoney Creek

Ontario’s Finest Butcher 2014
Peter Baarda, Lococo’s Stoney Creek