Moggill Butcher Makes His Mark in the World Butchers Challenge

Gareth Hunt of Hunt & Co. Quality Meats in Moggill competed against 13 other young butchers at the 2022 World Butchers’ Challenge, cutting cleanly into the competition to emerge second in the global competition that also saw the rest of the Australian contingent finishing strongly.

Gareth Hunt’s stellar performance earned him the second-highest spot in the World Champion Young Butcher category (35 and under). A former butcher at Meat U At Home and Fat Cow Gourmet Meats, Gareth Hunt was also a previous winner of the Apprentice of the Year and Young Australian Butcher of the Year.

Backed by 16 years of experience in the trade, Gareth opened his first shop, Hunt & Co. Quality Meats at Moggill Village Shopping Centre in December 2021.

The 2022 World Butchers’ Challenge, held in the United States in September, also saw the Makani Australian Butcher team in a runner-up finish against Germany, the team champion.

Sydney butcher Tom Bouchier was also named among the six best individual butchers in the competition whilst Matt Tyquin was hailed as 2022 World Butchers’ Apprentice.

France’s Gauthier Detres was hailed as this year’s world’s best young butcher whilst Italian butcher Claudio Fidone was named the third best.

World Butchers’ Challenge Winners

2022 World Butchers’ Challenge Champions (Friedr. Dick Golden Knife Trophy): The Butcher Wolfpack Team Germany

  • 2nd Place: Australia – The Makani Australian Butcher Team
  • 3rd Place: New Zealand the Hellers Sharp Blacks

World Champion Butcher Apprentice: Matt Tyquin (Australia)

  • 2nd Fabian Schüttler (Germany)
  • 3rd Ben Roberts (Wales)

World Champion Young Butcher: Gauthier Detres (France)

  • 2nd: Gareth Hunt (Australia)
  • 3rd: Claudio Fidone (Italy)

World’s Best Beef Product: Team France Boucherie
World’s Best Pork Product: Team GB Butchery – Great Britain 
World’s Best Chicken Product: Nazionale Italiana Macellai
World’s Best Lamb Product:  Nazionale Italiana Macellai
Devro World’s Best Beef Sausage: Butchers of America & The Butcher Wolfpack – Germany 
Devro World’s Best Pork Sausage: The Craft Butchers of Ireland
Devro World’s Best Gourmet Sausage: The Butcher Wolfpack – Germany