World Steak Challenge 2021 open for entries

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World Steak Challenge is now in its seventh year
World Steak Challenge is now in its seventh year

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The prestigious World Steak Challenge (WSC) is back and the steaks have never been higher.

The long-awaited competition, which puts the planet’s finest cuts to the test and gives steak producers and suppliers the opportunity to showcase product quality, breed credentials, processing standards and flavour on a global stage, is now accepting entries.

Beef and steak producers, wholesalers and retailers have until Monday 20 September to enter the 2021 event, which is sponsored by official host partner Bord Bia and working with judging host Fire Steakhouse.

Categories include World’s Best Sirloin, World’s Best Rib-Eye, World’s Best Fillet, Best Grain-fed and Best Grass-fed, alongside the overall World’s Best Steak title.

More than 50 independent judges

All entries are assessed by a panel of more than 50 independent judges and the best performing are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals.

“We’re thrilled to bring back this year’s World Steak Challenge and are looking forward to welcoming even more entries from all over the world,”​ said Lorraine Hendle, managing director of the retail & manufacturing portfolio at William Reed Business Media (WRBM), the company behind WSC.

“The WSC is the ultimate competition for steak producers and suppliers to showcase their product quality and breed credentials on an international stage, while also testing themselves against competitors from around the world.

“Winning the challenge not only independently proves the quality of a product, but helps steak producers promote and publicise the credentials of their brand.”

Benchmark for tasting steaks

Now in its seventh year, the WSC continues to burgeon in popularity and has become the benchmark for tasting steaks around the world.

The event was suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak but received a record number of entries in 2019 from 26 countries.

In 2019 JN Meat International won the overall World Steak Challenge title for the second year in a row, for a grass-fed Ayrshire sirloin that was produced in Finland, and also collected the Best Rib-Eye and Best Grass-fed steak accolades.

Judging in Dublin

Judging for this year's event will take place at Fire Steakhouse in Dublin on Tuesday 2 November with competition winners expected to be announced on the official WSC website between Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 November. 

WSC is organised by William Reed Business Media (WRBM) the publisher behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the International Wine Challenge, as well as leading business food and drink publications. The event is now in its seventh year.

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