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Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition
Is Back on October 4, 2014

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Sausage Making - THEN

 

In the cold of the early Canadian winter, butchering was an annual affair. On the farm, the large animals raised for the family's meat were killed, dressed out, and preserved in a number of ways. Heedful of the injunction to "use every part of the pig except the squeal," and considering the real need to waste nothing, sausage-making put to use all the scraps and bits that were too small for salting and smoking. And it offered an opportunity to preserve delectable flavors for all manner of dining long-past the cool butchering season. Alice Ross, Food Historian

 

And - NOW

 

Sausage making continues to thrive throughout the country and especially robust in our own Fraser Valley with its rich heritage of European families who have transplanted the centuries old traditions of sausage making from the old country.

 

The CHALLENGE: The Best Sausage In The Land

 

In its quest to discover the finest and tastiest sausage in the land, the Fraser Valley Food Show is inviting all sausage makers from far and wide to bring forth their creations and be discovered and branded The Best Sausage In The Land

 

The COMPETITORS; Sausage Maker Categories

 

Professional Sausage Makers
Butchers, etc. who make and sell to the public
 

The PRIZES In addition to BRAGGING RIGHTS!!!

 

Professional Category: (may compete in ALL categories listed below)

 


Overall Grand Champion - Media recognition as The Best Sausage In The Land
  Plus: $500 cash prize
– with perpetual and keeper trophies
People's Choice Award - Prize Package provided by Competition Sponsor - with Trophy
Trophies for 1st place Category Winners            
Ribbons for 2nd & 3rd place Category Winners

The METHOD:

 Sausages may be entered in the following categories, both raw and cooked:

 

Andouille/Boudin
Kielbasa
Italian
Ukrainian
Bratwurst
Salami-cooked
Frankfurters/Wieners/Knackwurst
Farmer
Liver/Braunschweiger
Charcuterie/Cured Salami
Breakfast links
Chorizo
Polish
Game

 

Competitors must create their own sausages and bring to the Fraser Valley Food Show for the judges to view and taste. Raw sausages will be cooked on-site by the competitors for the judges to taste. Judges decision will be based on initial raw impression, and after cooking; taste and smell and final appearance. 

Please download the application form by clicking here.

 


 

2013 Competition Judges:

Arie Vandermeer (Head Judge) 
Food Scientist / Meat
ALBERTA AGRICULTURE FOOD PROCESSING DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 

Wolfgang Hammer
Meat Technology Consultant

Frank McCormac 
PACIFIC BLENDS LTD

Craig Bansema 
Food Scientist / Meat
ALBERTA AGRICULTURE FOOD PROCESSING DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 

 


 

The Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition 

Presented by:                       Prizes sponsored by:
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 Oktoberfest Sausage & Beer Tasting Sponsored by:

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Results of the 2013 Professional Sausage Maker Competition:

2013 Grand Champion is Robin Brooks, Dressed To Grill

2013 Peoples' Choice Award was presented to Chris Wilkinson of Wilkyz Grill

 

 The FULL list of winners is posted below pictures:.

 

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                      GRAND CHAMPION -Robin Brooks                     People's Choice Winners -                                                                  Dressed To Grill                                        The Wilkinsons -Wilkyz Grill


The organizers of the Great Canadian Sausage Competition wish to thank  the judges for their tireless efforts in judging nearly one hundred sausages entered by the competitors.

RANK CATEGORY SAUSAGE MAKER COMPANY
1 ANDOUILLE Mike Lindsay HOPCOTT PREMIUM MEATS
2 ANDOUILLE Peter Grulms BEAST & BRINE LOCAL  PROVISIONS
3 ANDOUILLE Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
       
1 KIELBASA Robin Brooks DRESSED TO GRILL
2 KIELBASA Ryan Heise LEPP FARM MARKET
3 KIELBASA Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
       
1 ITALIAN Mike Lindsay HOPCOTT PREMIUM MEATS
2 ITALIAN Ryan Heise LEPP FARM MARKET
3 ITALIAN Robin Brooks DRESSED TO GRILL
       
1 UKRAINIAN Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
2 UKRAINIAN Daniel Hauthal BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
3 UKRAINIAN Stephan Till  ALTMAERUER GERMAN SAUSAGE 
       
1 BRATWURST Robin Brooks DRESSED TO GRILL
2 BRATWURST Jurgen Burkhardt BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
3 BRATWURST Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
       
1 SALAMI Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
2 SALAMI Robin Brooks DRESSED TO GRILL
3 SALAMI Ryan Heise LEPP FARM MARKET
       
1 FRANKFURTER Jurgen Burkhardt BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
2 FRANKFURTER Peter Grulms BEAST & BRINE LOCAL  PROVISIONS
3 FRANKFURTER Anita Pichlmeier BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
       
1 LIVER Anita Pichlmeier BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
2 LIVER Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
3 LIVER Daniel Hauthal BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
       
1 FARMER Jerry Gelderman GELDERMAN
2 FARMER Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
3 FARMER Ryan Heise LEPP FARM MARKET
       
1 CHARCUTERIE Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
2 CHARCUTERIE Michael Hecken KONIG MEAT AND SAUSAGE CO
3 CHARCUTERIE Stephan Till  ALTMAERUER GERMAN SAUSAGE 
       
1 BREAKFAST Ryan Heise LEPP FARM MARKET
2 BREAKFAST Mike Lindsay HOPCOTT PREMIUM MEATS
 3 BREAKFAST   Diane Herbert  DAVIS QUALITY MEATS
       
1 CHORIZO Robin Brooks DRESSED TO GRILL
2 CHORIZO Mike Lindsay HOPCOTT PREMIUM MEATS
2 CHORIZO Chris Wilkinson WILKYZ GRILL
3 CHORIZO Jerry Gelderman GELDERMAN
       
1 POLISH Anita Pichlmeier BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
2 POLISH Daniel Hauthal BLACK FOREST MEATS LTD
3 POLISH Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
       
1 GAME Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
2 GAME Michael Hecken KONIG MEAT AND SAUSAGE CO
       
1 SPECIALTY Renee Garnett SPOLUMBOS
2 SPECIALTY Viktor Kozak SEDO'S
3 SPECIALTY Jerry Gelderman GELDERMAN
       
1 PEPPERONI Diane Herbert DAVIS QUALITY MEATS
2 PEPPERONI Viktor Kozak SEDO'S OLD FASHIONED BUTCHER 
3 PEPPERONI Robin Brooks DRESSED TO GRILL
       

The Grand Champions
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Theresa Snyers, Winner; Reno De Gianni, Sponsor, Stuffers Co.; Robin Brooks, Winner;
Lori Thomas, Winner; Bill Leathem, Spoonsor, Stuffers Co.; Debra De Gianni, Sponsor, Stuffers Co. 

The Winners' Circle, 2013

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The Public Tasting

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The Oktoberfest Entertainment

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Thank you to all who participated!

Thank you to all the judges!

Thank you to all our sponsors!

The Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition 

Presented by:                       Prizes sponsored by:
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