Hofmann’s Butchers have been crowned supreme sausage champions in the meat industry’s ‘Oscars’.
The family firm won the award and four others at the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Products Competition last weekend.
As well as the top sausage gong, Hofmanns were also named thick pork sausage champion and speciality sausage champion for its renowned tomato bangers.
Hofmann’s, which was founded in 1896 and is Wakefield’s oldest butcher, also took runners-up prizes in the thin pork sausage category and the large pork pie category.
It was a real family affair at the awards ‘do’ in Bradford on Sunday as co-owner Nigel Hofmann, his son Harry, 16, and daughter Emily, 18, were all at the ceremony.
Owner Nigel Hofmann said: “Last year, my daughter Emily was named supreme pork pie champion, so this year we got my son Harry involved in the pies too. We’re all absolutely delighted with how we’ve done.
“This is like the Oscars of the meat industry. The Yorkshire event is the biggest in the country, so to win here is fantastic. We’ve been attending the awards for the past 26 years and it’s really helped us gradually get better and better.
“All of are these products are the same as those we sell in the shop, so it’s good for our customers to know that what they’re eating is of prize-winning quality.”
“Emily came in to help me cook the sausages and the pies on Sunday morning. We like to present them as fresh as we can.
“They both helped making the pies and the sausages.
Both his children help out in Hofmann’s shops when they aren’t at school or university.