APL was proud to sponsor and attend the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) 2024 Sausage King competition.

Held on the Sunshine Coast on February 23 and 24, the event was the ultimate celebration of Australia’s best sausages. Finalists flew in from across the country to demonstrate their skill, craft and creativity.

APL was pleased to present the awards for the Traditional Australian Pork Sausage category. The winners for this category were:

  • 1st Swallow Drive Meats (SA) Traditional Pork Sausage
  • 2nd Nigel’s Gourmet on Tamar (TAS) Breakfast Pork Sausage
  • 3rd Marcos Fussy Meats (WA) Classic Pork Sausage

The 2024 Apprentice of the Year was also decided, with six of the country's finest apprentices put to the test. Undertaking practical and theory exams on Friday, involving pork preparation.

A “Mystery Box” challenge showcased the best-of-the-best apprentices, where competitors were given two hours to create a butchery creation of their choosing. Their culinary creations were then presented to the judges, posing as customers in a retail environment.

The talent shown by the apprentices this year was extremely high and all competitors should be proud of their efforts. Special congratulations to winner Luke Thomas (QLD) and runner up Jordan Lowry (WA).

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists for the 2024 Sausage King title, and the 2024 Apprentice of the Year.