Winner of The 2015 YBFs Award Meat Category

Third times a charm! After being shortlisted last year and missing out, this year I went one better and claimed the prize of The Young British Foodie winner in MEAT! Chef Neil Rankin and Turner & George, the founders of the UK’s Meatopia festival, awarded me the meat gong for my “obsessive, madcap dedication to […]

Great Taste Awards 1& 2 Gold Stars

Our already award winning Boozy Bacon Jam (Pineapple and Chorizo) and our Christ on a Bike British beef jerky (featuring The Ribman‘s sauce) grabbed 1 and 2 stars respectively in the 2015 Great Taste Awards. The Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards.

Event: Shortlisted 2014 YBF Awards Meat Category

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in this years Young British Foodie awards in their meat category. Along with the 5 others left in the competition, @blackhandfood @artisansmoker @PMCButcher @hillandszrok and @cannonandcannon, our next step as a short-lister will be to attend a judging on Wednesday 27 August at Smokehouse in […]

Event: Meatopia UK

We are very happy to have been asked to produce a one-off exclusive Billy Franks British beef jerky for this years 1st ever Meatopia UK. To be involved at such an amazing event with the likes of @PittCueCo (remember our Pitt Cue Co jerky?)  Fergus Henderson,  Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Austin, Texas), Gizzi Erskine, Chris Hastings […]

Event: Tweat Up Craft Beer Battle

For this years @Tweat_Up event Craft Beer Battle Billy Franks were asked to create and provide some British native breed bespoke jerky snacks. We went for a new flavour of cracked coriander & chipotle jerky for each table so that guests can enjoy a nibble while sipping on their craft beers. The event was great […]

Event: Nanban Pork Jerky for Tim Anderson

Master Chef 2011 winner Tim Anderson has been continuing his culinary mix of heavily Japanese & American fusion since his glorious win. From burger pop-ups to Ramen style noodles he was delighted his eating audiences around London. His ambition and goal on the horizon is his own Nanban style restaurant and I can’t wait to […]

Event: ‘Scorned Beef Hash’ Howard Marks Quiz Night

Described by the press as ‘the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time’, Howard Marks is the writer of the best-selling autobiography Mr Nice and performs critically acclaimed one man shows, drawing on a wealth of experience ranging from growing up in South Wales and his time at Oxford University, to incarceration at America’s toughest […]

Event: Horse Jerky for Oliver Peyton’s Friday Night Social

Horse meat is everywhere! Whether we want it, know it or not. With all the mass hysteria of unwilling horse meat contaminating and in some cases completely replacing the meats we thought were buying, Oliver Peyton’s decided to take the bull by the horns. Or rather the horse by its manes. So when Billy Franks […]

Event: Bash the Beef, Break the Beef – Hindquarter

The Butchery’s beef classes are the only whole carcass classes in London, a cow is big, so classes are broken down into forequarter or hindquarter. Although Billy Franks only uses cuts from the forequarter, I decided I wanted to know how to cut, trim and produce all the cuts from the hindquarter. We covered the […]

Event: Invaders Must Die at Blacks Soho

Itinerant chef Carl Clark AKA @ccDiscoBistro cooked up an Invaders Must Die themed night @BlacksSoho & I was asked to cater a bespoke Somali Spiced pirate jerky for his menu. The idea behind Invaders Must Die was to create a menu of indigenous meats and produce that, although grown and reared in Britain, are not […]

Event: Noshable’s ‘Independence Day’ at Ben’s Canteen

July 4th was an Independence day party at Ben’s Canteen by @NoshableAdam. As proud co-sponsors we provided 90+ bags of exclusive cheeseburger jerky for each diner (over 2 sittings on the night). A great night with an amazing menu that included pulled pork corn dogs, French dip brisket rolls, sweet potato tater tots, CHEESEBURGER JERKY, […]

Event: YBF’s Awards (Young British Foodies)

Billy Franks was showcasing along with 30 other entrants at the 2012 Young British Foodie (YBF’s) Awards.