Kepak Wins Impressive Nine Awards at The World Steak Challenge for A Second Year in a Row

Kepak have scooped a whopping nine awards at this year’s prestigious World Steak Challenge.

Flying the flag for Ireland, Kepak beat off stiff competition from entrants 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.

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, held annually in London, offers leading steak producers across the globe the chance to benchmark their products against competitors and aims to highlight the benefits of eating steak as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Last year marked the most competitive challenge yet, with the standard of entries received wowing the judges. This year is no exception, 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 commented: “We at Kepak are delighted and honoured to have achieved nine awards at this year’s World Steak Challenge. This achievement demonstrates the quality of the beef Kepak produces here in Ireland 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. Without their dedication and support, we could not have achieved such success.”

Kepak’s success at this year’s World Steak Challenge comes on foot of their award for best meat supplier at Checkout’s Best in Fresh Awards on Tuesday, July 3rd. The Best in Fresh Awards are Ireland’s leading industry awards for fresh food retailing.

Kepak’s Awards At the World Steak Challenge 2018:


Dry aged Cow, Grass-fed Category. Steak cut: Ribeye

John Stone, Dry aged. Steak cut: Ribeye


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

Kepak Gold: Grain-fed  Ribeye

Watergrasshill: Grass-fed cat. Steak cut:  Ribeye

Wagyu: Grain-fed cat. Steak cut:

Kepak is a dedicated supplier partner to John Stone Beef.

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