4th Great Canadian Sausage Competition Returns to 8th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show

The 4th Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at the Fraser Valley Food Show at Tradex in Abbotsford and will include 115 entries in 19 sausage categories, from 16 competitors across Canada.

This year’s competitors are:

ALTMAERKER GERMAN SAUSAGE HOUSE & DELI – Stephan Till
BEAST AND BRINE LOCAL PROVISIONS – Peter Grulms
BLACK FOREST MEATS & SAUSAGE LTD – Daniel Hauthal
BLACK FOREST MEATS & SAUSAGE LTD – Anita Pichlmeier
COUNTRY PRIME MEATS LTD – Peter Springmann
DRESSED TO GRILL BUTCHER SHOP – Jordan Brooks
EURO WEENIE – Chris Baecker
FOUR QUARTERS MEATS – Geoff Pinch
GELDERMAN FARMS LTD – Jerry Gelderman
KONIG MEAT AND SAUSAGE COMPANY – Michael Hecken
PENGUIN MEAT SUPPLY LTD – Andrew Milicevic
ROBBIE’S GOURMET SAUSAGE COMPANY – Robert Bornais
SEDO’S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER + DELI – Viktor Kozak
SPOLUMBO’S GLUTEN-FREE SAUSAGES – Renee Garnett
STAPLETON SAUSAGE CO. – Lorne Stapleton
WILKYZ GRILL – Chris & Maria Wilkinson

Last year’s winners:

Anita Pichlmeier of Black Forest Meats in North Vancouver, B.C. was the Overall Champion and won a $500 cash prize for the highest score in the four sausage categories she entered in. Black Forest Meats also won the coveted People’s Choice Award for their liver pate, and first place in the Breakfast and Dry Cured categories.

Black Forest Meats

Andreas Drexler, Jurgen Burkhardt, Anita Pichlmeier, Johannes Perschl, Steffen Erb

Second place overall went to Jurgen Burkhardt of Black Forest Meats, and Third place overall went to Robert Bornais of Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co. of Windsor, Ontario. The People’s Choice Award runner-up was Dressed to Grill Gourmet Meat & Poultry of Mission, B.C.

Other first place category winners were Altmaerker German Sausage House & Deli (Frankfurter, Schinkenspec, Liver/Pate), Sedo’s Old Fashioned Butcher Shop & Deli (Smokie, Ukrainian, Pepperoni, German Salami), Gelderman Farms (Farmer, Bratwurst, Italian), Konig Meat & Sausage (Cooked Salami, South African Boerwurst), Wilkyz Grill (Mexican Chorizo), Dressed to Grill (English Banger), Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co. (Lamb Mergez, Capicollo), and Four Quarters Meats (Italian Salami).

Full results and more information are posted on the competition page.

Photo credit Mijune Pak of FollowMeFoodie.com

Photo credit Mijune Pak of FollowMeFoodie.com

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Heather Angeard
Co-producer, Fraser Valley Food Show
heather@executiveevents.ca
604.372.4772

Facebook Page: Facebook.com/TheFraserValleyFoodShow

Twitter: @FVFoodShow

YouTube: YouTube.com/FraserValleyFoodShow

Butchers and Sausage Makers Reign at 8th Fraser Valley Food Show

BC Pork and Passion for Pork present new Butchers Showcase Stage

For Immediate Release

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – A new feature at the 8th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on April 1-3, 2016 is the Butcher’s Showcase Stage, presented by BC Pork and Passion for Pork. Butchers and chefs from all over B.C. will demonstrate the art of meat cutting, sausage making, knife skills, and more. Presentations will take place throughout the weekend.

Pork comes in a variety of products and cuts, and for each one there are versatile ways to enjoy them. The individuals and businesses presenting alongside BC Pork on the Butcher’s Showcase Stage will help attendees in creating memorable meals with their meat. There are five farm families that produce BC specialty pork close to home who have abided by Canada’s Code of Practice for over 20 years. Consumers can find the BC Pork logo and ask their butcher to offer these products. For more information on family farms and BC Pork products, visit bcpork.ca.

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Miso Glazed Pork Belly is one of the dishes that will be showcased on the Butchers Showcase Stage. (Photo credit: Geraldine Auston)

The crowd-pleasing Sausage & Beer Tasting will take place on Saturday,April 2nd at 11:00am, where foodies can wash down sausage samples with a glass of Erdinger or Mongozo Premium Pilsner for 4 tasting tickets or $2 cash. Visitor votes will determine the People’s Choice Award in the Sausage Making Competition.

Related exhibitors include Country Prime Meats, Gelderman Farms,  Sedo’s Old Fashioned Butcher & Deli, and SPOLUMBO’s Fine Foods & Deli. Stuffers Supply Company is the Prize and Awards Sponsor for the third year.

More than 15,000 visitors are expected to attend the show over the three-day weekend at the Tradex Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 6H5. Tickets are $8 for adults online.

For more information and tickets please visit fraservalleyfoodshow.com.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Heather Angeard
Co-producer, Fraser Valley Food Show
heather@executiveevents.ca
604.372.4772

Facebook Page: Facebook.com/TheFraserValleyFoodShow

Twitter: @FVFoodShow

YouTube: YouTube.com/FraserValleyFoodShow