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Front Page - Friday, January 23, 2015

Chattanooga butcher advances in National Meat Cutting Challenge

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A Chattanooga butcher has proven he’s a cut above the competition. After competing against 13 butchers in Gatlinburg recently, Jason Allen advanced to the quarter-finals of a National Meat Cutting Challenge, presented by A.1.

Jason will compete in late February in Orlando. If he wins, he’ll advance to the semi-finals round.

If he wins again, he will compete in the 2014 Texas Roadhouse national conference in April for a grand prize of $20,000 and the “Meat Cutter of the Year” title.

As a meat cutter, Jason is responsible for hand-cutting every steak served at Chattanooga’s Texas Roadhouse, about $1 million worth of meat a year.