Local Q Guild butcher, Elite Meat is celebrating after being recognised in the UK Sausage Week 2018 Awards as the best in the region.
The Harrogate-based butcher’s Traditional Pork Sausage was recognised as the best in the North East region in the traditional category.
The awards recognised excellence for traditional and innovative sausages in ten regional categories. Independent Q Guild butchers won across five of these categories with Frank Parker Butchers awarded the coveted overall prize. The clutch of accolades achieved by Q Guild Butchers affirms the membership organisation’s status as representing of the very best butchers in the country. There was additional recognition for Best Foodservice Sausage; Best Manufacturer of Own Brand Sausages and Best Supermarket/Multiple Retailer Sausage.
The awards are organised by Meat Management magazine and were announced at a celebratory lunch at Plaisterers’ Hall, London on 29th October.
The winning Q Guild butchers comprise:
Traditional – Patrick Strainge Butchers – Old Traditional (Bampton, Oxfordshire)
Traditional – Frank Parker Butchers – Free Range Pork Breakfast Sausage (Nuneaton, Warwickshire)
Traditional – Ginger Butchers – Prime Pork Sausage (Bakewell, Derbyshire)
Traditional – Elite Meat Ltd – Traditional Pork Sausage (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
Traditional – G Callaghan & Son – Thin Pork Sausages (Liverpool, Merseyside)
The Q Guild is a seal of excellence marking Britain’s best butchers. The Q Guild represents an elite group of the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain and is synonymous with skills, craftsmanship and above all, quality.