Robert Watt Butcher of Forfar and D H Robertson of Arbroath both enjoyed success in the recent Craft Butcher Awards evaluation for speciality burgers and Make it With Haggis that were judged at Forth Valley College in Stirling last month.
While Watt’s won with their Breakfast Stack and Mexican Bagpipes in the Make it With Haggis awards, Robertson’s wowed the judges with their Chilli Jam Steak Burger and Haggis & Chestnut Beef Olive with Peppercorn Sauce.
There were 164 entries in the Speciality Burger category while the Make it With Haggis category attracted 145 entries. The evaluations were sponsored by Colin Hewitson Weighing and Food Processing Expertise and Scotweigh.
George Jarron, President of the Scottish Craft Butchers, said: “We run these evaluations not just to award excellence but to underline the diverse product range that craft butchers offer. It’s a good time to be a butcher because customers are becoming more adventurous with their tastes and they are always seeking out the assurance of provenance that shopping at a specialist provides.”
Colin Hewitson said “Products of the highest quality, provided with exceptional customer service are attributes that Colin Hewitson Weighing and Food Processing expertise are delighted to support.”