Aubrey Allen were chosen to represent England in the prestigious European butchery competition , Sirha in Lyon .
Lyon , the culinary capital of France hosts the competition and this is the first time an English team have won. The team are delighted to have beaten the French at their own game ( the French historically are masters of the style of butchery required known as “seam butchery” ) on their own turf !
Michael Perkins , who performs regular butchery demonstrations for Top chefs including Heston blummenthal and Raymond Blanc ‘s teams teamed up with Martin Crombie , are a product of a long term commitment by Aubrey Allen to training young school leavers in the craft of Butchery.
Russell Allen, Managing Director and grandson of founder of the company, Aubrey accompanied his winning team and said “ It was fantastic to have been able to support the team through this competition . We had to bring all our equipment and presentation stand across on the plane and one of those items , a large mirror base went missing after the flight !! Fortunately the airline couriered it to us within seconds of the competition starting . Michael and Martin kept their cook throughout and we are really proud of them “
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