World Steak Challenge returns for eighth successful year

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

The world Steak Challenge is back for its 8th year
The world Steak Challenge is back for its 8th year

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The World Steak Challenge returns to Dublin on 27 and 28 September to put the best cuts of beef from around the world to the test.

Now in its eighth year, the competition showcases the top steak producers and suppliers from around the world, all competing in the three categories of fillet, rib eye and sirloin. 

This year has already seen hundreds of entries vying to be named world’s best steak and taking the crown from three times winner JN Meat International with its Finnish Ayrshire sirloin. 

Challenge partners  

The World Steak Challenge 2022 is taking place in conjunction with the official host partner Bord Bia, the equipment partner, Synergy Grill Technology and the judging partner, FIRE Steakhouse.  

The awards will be announced at the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin, the perfect setting for the awards following Ireland’s success of winning a record-breaking 46 golds at last year’s event. All the 46 gold-medal winning cuts were grass-fed with the most popular, the sirloin scoring 19 medals, followed by rib eye which won 16 and the fillet with 11. 

Commenting on this year’s competition, World Steak Challenge head of events Ellie Knight said: “We are excited to be back in Dublin for the third time to host the World Steak Challenge. Last year was a record-breaker but with more entries than ever already this year we are expecting big things.  

Global event 

“With over 20 countries involved, it truly is a global event to highlight the quality of steak on an international scale.” 

The World Steak Challenge is judged blind by a panel of over 60 independent experts including Keith Fisher, fourth generation butcher and Chief Executive of the Institute of Meat, Richie Wilson, well-known TV chef and executive chef of FIRE Steakhouse and Ioannis Grammenos, executive chef and meatologist of Heliot Steak House in London. 

Meanwhile, entries are now open for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards​,​ now with even more chances to win with the introduction of the Pet Food Manufacturing Company of the Year award. 

Entries close on 12 September, so don’t delay to get the recognition that your company deserves. 

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