Steak of Origin
About the Competition
The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin is a celebration of all things BEEF.
The competition had its beginnings in The Far North of New Zealand when a taste element was introduced to the New Zealand Carcass Competition run by Meat New Zealand. After the first pilot event and receiving feedback from farmers a decision was made to drop the carcass element and create a taste competition only. The first steak of Origin contest was held in Palmerston North in 2003 as part of Beef Expo.
Today, the finalists are selected by analysis at Carne Technologies in Cambridge, with the most tender steaks being judged by a panel of leading chefs on taste attributes to determine the medalists and Grand Champion. The competition is supported by many of New Zealandís lead meat processors. The competition is being treated to a refresh for 2017 with changes being made to the classes and judging process, culminating in an Awards Dinner held in Auckland and attended by entrants, key industry representatives and media.