Nine awards for Kepak World Steak Challenge

Kepak’s marketing and brand strategist, Victoria Antoniades, and Sean Harrigan, NPD Kepak, celebrate at the World Steak Challenge in London
Kepak’s marketing and brand strategist, Victoria Antoniades, and Sean Harrigan, NPD Kepak, celebrate at the World Steak Challenge in London

Meat processing outfit Kepak, known as one of Europe's leading innovators in food, has scooped an impressive nine awards at the 2018 World Steak Challenge, which took place in London this week.

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6 July 2018 | 0

Flying the flag for Ireland, Kepak has seen off stiff competition from large beef-producing nations such as Japan, Brazil and the United States, to take home gold and bronze accolades across a number of different categories at the annual World Steak Challenge, which took place in London this week.

Kepak was awarded two gold medals at the competition in grass-fed categories; in addition to picking up an award for Celtic Beef, the business’ US brand.

The World Steak Challenge offers leading steak producers across the globe the chance to benchmark their products against competitors. The objective is to highlight the benefits steak as part of a healthy balanced diet.

This year, the judges had their work cut out for them, with a record-breaking number of countries entering the challenge. Entries were collected from all corners of the world, making the challenge truly international.

Tom Finn, Beef Business Unit Director said Kepak is delighted and honoured to have achieved nine awards at the World Steak Challenge. “This achievement demonstrates the quality of the beef Kepak producers here in Ireland,” he said, “and how the team at Kepak constantly endeavour to innovate and improve the meat that we produce.

“As a company, we are very grateful to our loyal suppliers who farm beef with passion on their family farms,” Finn added. “Without their dedication and support, we could not have achieved such success.”

Kepak’s Awards:

Gold

  1. Dry aged Cow, Grass-fed Category. Steak cut: Ribeye
  2. John Stone, Dry aged. Steak cut: Ribeye

Bronze:

Hereford for SuperValu Signature Tastes: Grass-fed (Bronze) Steak cut: Ribeye

Kepak Gold: Grain-fed  Ribeye

Watergrasshill: Grass-fed cat. Steak cut:  Ribeye

Wagyu: Gain-fed cat. Steak cut:

  • Striploin
  • Ribeye
  • Fillet

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