Hoy’s strike gold with best burger award

Shane Smith from YES Chef, John Hoy of Hoy's Butchers, Portadown and Rhonda Montgomery, MD of Montgomery Food Consulting & The Butchery Excellence Scheme
Shane Smith from YES Chef, John Hoy of Hoy's Butchers, Portadown and Rhonda Montgomery, MD of Montgomery Food Consulting & The Butchery Excellence Scheme
  • Success at inaugural Ulster awards
  • Beef burger picks up prize
  • Commitment to local sourcing

Portadown’s Hoy’s Butchers struck gold at the National Sausage and Burger Competition last week.

Some of Ulster’s finest butchers went head-to-head in the first ever Ulster Sausage & Burger Competition, organised by the Butchery Excellence Scheme.

We are very proud to have won the title of Best Beef Burger at the Ulster Sausage & Burger Competition

John Hoy

John Hoy of Hoy’s Butchers on Bridge Street walked away with the title of Best Beef Burger in Ulster during the event held at CAFRE’s Loughry Campus in Cookstown.

Open to all independent butchers across the province, the competition reinforces the quality of local Ulster produce.

For Hoy’s Butchers, receiving the award will give their shops and products - especially their freshly accoladed, award-winning burgers - extra kudos with customers.

“We are very proud to have won the title of Best Beef Burger at the Ulster Sausage & Burger Competition, especially in the competition’s inaugural year,” Mr Hoy said.

“We were up against some serious contenders from other talented butchers, but we were confident that our burger could take away the top prize.

“We’ve put a lot of effort into local and ethical sourcing, and are thrilled that this has been recognised by the Butchery Excellence Scheme. We are looking forward to taking part in further competitions and would like to congratulate the winners of all the other categories.”

The Butchery Excellence Scheme was developed to help butchers across the country to keep on top of changes to legislation and the associated costs to implement changes.

Launched just nine months ago, the scheme has grown to over 80 members, a figure that it is hoped will pass the 100 mark within the next few months.

For more information visit www.butcheryexcellencescheme.com