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butcher wars

for the third time on Brazilian soil, at churrascada


International Competition of Professional Butchers in which,  in 30 minutes, the individual competitor must cut, debone and present in a butchery style layout.

Value-added, creative and eye-catching cuts.
This presentation will be made on a display or platform brought by the participant.
Raw material: ½ lamb and the “half pig” Sirloin with ribs and diaper
On tables suitable for deboning, the competitor must do the best preparation in 30 minutes.

How to participate?

To apply for Butchers Wars, the interested party must fill out the registration form with their personal data and professional qualifications.
Butcher's Wars 2023 is open to applications from candidates over 18 years of age residing in any part of Brazil and the world.
Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2023 at 10:00 am
Successful applicants will be notified by July 7th.

The Main Judge of the competition will select only 6 candidates according to the following criteria: 

Technical skill in cutting and presentation, proven by photo, video or instagram. 
Brief resume proving that the candidate carries out the activity professionally

The selected candidates will be notified of their approval and official invitation to participate in Butchers Wars 2023, which will take place during Churrascada São Paulo on August 5, 2023.

The participants  will receive the rules in advance as well as a briefing will be done with everyone before the competition to clear up any doubts.

Participants must pay the registration fee of R$ 250.00 (two hundred and fifty reais) which will guarantee participation in the competition and, of course, 9 hours of barbecue and music at Churrascada São Paulo 2023. 

The organization of the Churrascada or Butcher's Wars event will not be responsible for travel, accommodation and food expenses of the competitor before, during or after the competition, which must be borne by the competitor. 

On the day of the competition, participants must bring their personal utensils including, but not limited to: knives and honing steels, knife holster, hook, thread, string, needles, elastics, display, decoration, fruits, vegetables, and all the objects and spices needed for the presentation.


evaluation criteria 

Butcher Wars 2023 will be presented by butcher Alder Lopes and will be attended by 4 judges who will judge the competitors with scores from 01 to 10 according to the following criteria:

  1. Speed

  2. Presentation, Display

  3. Cleaning

  4. Technique

  5. Creativity and usability


In the event of a tie in the overall total of points, the tie will be broken by the highest score, in the order:

  1. Cleaning

  2. Technique

  3. Presentation, Display

Other Rules:

  • Wear the knife in the holster, keep the knife sharp. You don't need to use all the proteins, but rather make use of the chosen pieces.

  • Keep the place clean and tidy upon entry and exit.

  • Signal when you need the 2nd protein, display and when to end the test

  • You should also explain your work in detail to the audience, after the presentation

  • At the end of the stipulated time, production must immediately stop.

Apply now by filling out the form on the side.

Good luck!

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