Recognizing that the future of the industry is in the hands of the next generation, the World Butchers’ Challenge has proudly introduced the World Champion Butcher Apprentice and Young Butcher competition.

Both individual contests, Young Butcher contestants must be under 35 years of age and entrants into the Butcher Apprentice category must still be working through their trade apprenticeship at the time of competing. Modeled on the World Butchers’ Challenge both groups of butchers have just two hours and fifteen minutes to break down a range of primal cuts into a display of pre-determined products and their own creations.