The event, seen as one of the highlights in the beef production calendar, was due to take place in Dublin, Ireland on 9 July 2021. It has now been pushed back until 6/7 July 2021 in the same venue of the Round Room at the Mansion House with judging taking place at Fire Restaurant and Lounge in Dublin.
World Steak Challenge event director Sonia Young said: “It has been an incredibly difficult decision to make but in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, unfortunately we have no option other than to postpone this year’s World Steak Challenge. The health and well-being of all our entrants, judges, guests and staff is of the utmost importance and with the latest guidelines surrounding Covid-19, we felt it was no longer possible for us to hold the challenge. The competition is a fantastic platform for steak producers and suppliers to showcase and test their product quality and breed credentials on an international stage so this is definitely just a postponement and we’ll be back again next year in Dublin for 2021.”
The World Steak Challenge has been running since 2015 and attracts entrants from all over the globe competing for the prize of the World’s Best Steak.
As well as the sought-after overall World’s Best Steak title, all entries are assessed and the best performing are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals. Other categories up for grabs include the World’s Best Sirloin, World’s Best Rib-Eye, World’s Best Fillet, and Best Grain-fed and Best Grass-fed steaks. The World’s Steak Challenge 2019 title was won by Finnish producer JN Meat International for its Grass-fed Rib-Eye steak, which also collected the Best Rib-Eye and Best Grass-fed steak accolades.
For more details on the event and to register your interest for 2021, log on to www.worldsteakchallenge.com/enter/.