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George Payne Butchers runner-up in UK BBQ contest finale 2016

George Payne Butchers runner-up in UK BBQ contest finale

George Payne Butchers in Brunton Park, Gosforth, clinched a runners-up accolade in UK final of the Butchers Q Guild 2016 BBQ Competition.

The shop had qualified for the national final’s speciality burger final after earlier becomingcategory champion in the north-east regional heat with its Smoked Brisket Burger.

George Payne, right, receives his 2016 Butchers Q Guild BBQ Competition national runners-up award from speciality burger category sponsor, Tom Lawn, of Scobie Junor.

George Payne, right, receives his 2016 Butchers Q Guild BBQ Competition national
runners-up award from speciality burger category sponsor, Tom Lawn, of Scobie Junor.

The contest this year attracted a record entry of almost 400 barbecue products from Q Guild butchers nationwide. The leading meat sector body represents over 110 awardwinning butchers, from the Scottish Highlands down to the south coast.

The Q Guild’s national chairman, Alnwick Butcher Mark Turnbull said: “The BBQ Competition saw an extremely high standard of entries and was fiercely fought out between all finalists.

“I would like to offer hearty congratulations to all those who succeeded in making it to the finals, as winning a regional event is in itself no easy feat. In the end, the category winners really have proved themselves to be the cream of the crop and I wish to congratulate them all on their achievement.”

The 2016 Q Guild BBQ Championships were sponsored by industry suppliers Innovative Food Ingredients, Dalziel, DB Foods, The Dalesman Group, Scobie and Junor, and Baro Lighting.

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