Three Divisions and Three Winners Recently Rose to the Top
This past weekend, our team member, Royalee, was at MAMP (Minnesota Association of Meat Processors) Convention in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Meat retailers and butcher shops from across the the state came together to showcase their award-winning beef and went head-to-head in various competitions including small diameter sausage, large diameter sausage, brats, steaks, and more!
Of the product competitions, one specific contest, “Most Innovative,” includes the following divisions:
- Lean Ground Beef
- Processed Beef
- Steaks and Roasts
In the Lean Ground Beef division, Grand Champion Meats of Foley, MN won overall Most Innovative with a Cream-Cheese Stuffed Chorizo Meatball.
In the Processed Beef division, St. Joseph’s Meat Market of St. Joseph’s, MN was the winner with Cheddar Blueberry Brats.
Cy Pannenstein, of St. Joseph’s Meat Market.
In the Steaks and Roasts division, Big Steer Meats of Minnehaha, MN was the winner with their Dinner Bell Steak.
Steve Pinotti, representing Big Steer Meats.
Of the three winners, there was an overall winner of all of the combined divisions. Taking home the Most Innovative title, was Grand Champion Meats. Grand Champion Meats was also the awarded the 2016 Minnesota Beef Council Beef Backer in Food Service.
Kelly Gall Washa, of Grand Champion Meats, with her proudly-earned awards.
Are you wondering where you can find delicious meats in your local area? Check out all of the official Minnesota Association of Meat Processors butchers and meat shops near you!