Tender Cuts wins at AMIC SA Awards for Excellence

PRIZES: Tender Cuts' Shaun and Sophie Watson show their honours with some of their award winning products.

PRIZES: Tender Cuts' Shaun and Sophie Watson show their honours with some of their award winning products.

Tender Cuts have yet again claimed a host of honours at the Australian Meat Industry Council awards night last weekend.

About 280 people which included AMIC members attended the Awards for Excellence presentation in Adelaide on Saturday.

Owner and manager Shaun Watson said they were expecting to do well but knew it was out of their hands.

“We go in with high expectations but at the end of the day it’s up to the judges,” he said.

The local butcher won the ‘Best Butchers Gourmet Burger’ and secured third in lamb category for their lamb, feta and spinach sausages. 

Products get judged on five-six different aspects that includes entries in its raw stage until cooked.

Tender Cuts also received one of three gold medals for their bacon in the small goods section.

“To come in front of a lot of highly regarded businesses in the city and around the Adelaide Hills were small goods are a big thing is massive,” Mr Watson said.

Their other small goods like pies pasties and sausage rolls got silver and bronze medals in their categories.

Even though they went well, Mr Watson said they already have ideas on how they can improve those products.

Tender Cuts received huge exposure following their national title win in 2015. 

Having proved to be a benchmark at several past awards night, the butcher said there is a “fun natured” competitive edge to the awards nights.

“There is no bitterness on the night but we stay competitive and strive to be the best in everything they do,” Mr Watson said.

Mr Watson shared the glory with seven other Tender Cuts staff members at the Playford Hotel which he feels is another way to thank his hard working team. 

“With out their efforts in everything we do, we’d be no where,” he said "We’ve got a good blend of staff and at the moment it’s all working pretty well.”

Tender Cuts will look at adding a suitable stand to house and display all their accomplishments to customers. 

Tender Cuts is open from 8am-6pm on Mon-Fri and 8am-12pm on Saturday’s.