Simon’s passion for the butchery industry started at the age of thirteen when he took his first job in a traditional high street butchers hop. It was from there that Simon’s love from the industry began to grow and 28 years on he is now the successful owner of Surrey Hills Butchers. Simon has been very fortunate to have worked with some amazing people within the industry through social media and TV, as well as appearing at some of the UK’s top food festivals.
Having worked in butchers most of his life, Simon understands the importance of keeping the traditional skills alive and aims to train and educate as many butchers as he can during his career. This has led him to Captain Team GB in the World Butchers Challenge requiring Simon to create and develop innovating dishes that can compete on the world stage.
Simon is truly a passionate advocate for the butchery industry and aims to inspire the future generation so that we can revive the trade and keep highlighting the importance of the craft.
What do butchers expect from the carcases they buy? How do farmers deliver the right product to their customers? What are farmers doing to manage their grazing and get the right compromises between quality and quantity of forage?
Butchery demonstration and description of PfL by Simon Taylor, Captain of Team GB Butchery and Over the Fire cooking demonstration by Genevieve Taylor an open fire specialist chef. The demonstration will include conversation from both of these industry specialists about their views on Pasture for Life Produce.