World Steak Challenge to make sizzling return in 2021

The World Steak Challenge (WSC) is to make a sizzling return in 2021 following a one-year Covid-induced hiatus.

The acclaimed event, which is now in its seventh year, gives steak producers and suppliers the opportunity to showcase their product quality, breed credentials and processing standards on an international stage.

Categories including the World’s Best Sirloin, World’s Best Rib-Eye, World’s Best Fillet, Best Grain-fed and Best Grass-fed, as well as the ultimate World’s Best Steak title are among those that can be entered when the competition opens on 28 June.

All entries are assessed by a panel of over 50 independent judges and the best performing are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals.

To celebrate the return of the event, which has partnered with Bord Bia and judging host FIRE Steakhouse for a free ‘behind-the-scenes’ webinar is being held on Wednesday 30 June.

JN Meat International’s John ‘Sashi’ Nielsen, a two-time overall World Steak Challenge winner, will be on hand to reveal why his steaks helped him lift the supreme champion title twice, as well as what the double honour meant for him and his business.

“I am thrilled the world’s premier steak competition is returning once again to Dublin,” Richie Wilson, WSC’s long-standing judge and FIRE Steakhouse’s executive chef said. “The webinar is a must attend event for budding champions where our experts will answer popular questions ranging from the secrets of a gold medal-winning steak, to which breeds produce the best meat, and how and why favourite cuts are selected.”

Click here to register for the webinar

The World Steak Challenge (WSC) is organised by William Reed Business Media (WRBM) the publisher behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the International Wine Challenge, as well as leading business food and drink publications. 

The WSC is now in its seventh year and enables entrants to test their steaks against global competitors, delivering a recognised stamp of quality and setting the benchmark for international steak production.