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Shane Mundy winner of Australian Sausage King 2011

Hill Street Meats wins National Sausage King 2011

7 February 2011

The National Sausage King finals awards dinner was held in Launceston on 5th February. Hill Street Gourmet Meats was awarded the First Place Trophy in the Australian Pork Division! In other words, our Pork Sausages are considered by experts to be the best in Australia!

As if that wasn’t enough excitement, our Chicken, Spinach and Pinenut Sausages were awarded Third Place in the Poultry Division.

A big thank you to our customers for their feedback and support on the way to winning this award. We will continue to do our best to provide you with the very best.

Shane Mundy winning bidder for Show Champions in 2010

Hill Street the winning bidder for show champions in 2010

21 October 2010

This week, Hill Street Gourmet Meats purchased the Junior and Supreme Champion show beasts, as well as the “Best of the Best” Show spring lambs, at the 2010 Royal Hobart Show.

After a great growing season, all the meat is of exceptional quality and will be on sale in the store from Monday, 25th October.

We purchased 4 cattle and 21 Spring lambs, so there will be plenty of the “Best of the Best” on sale for the next week.

As always, we are working hard to enhance our reputation of supplying our customers with the finest Tassie and pure Australian grown meat available.

Tasmanian Sausage King 2010

It’s official ... Tasmanian Sausage King 2010

17 August 2010

At the Australian Meat Council awards held at Wrest Point on 15 August 2010, Hill Street Gourmet Meats won FIRST PLACE in the State for Pork Sausages, FIRST PLACE for Australian Lamb Sausages, and FIRST PLACE for Poultry Sausages. Our Pork Sausages scored an unprecedented 100 out of 100 in the final judging.

Also, in the Regional competition, we won FIRST PLACE for our Traditional Australian Sausages, FIRST PLACE for our Continental Sausages, and FIRST PLACE for our burgers.

“Our finest hour,” says Shane. “This is HUGE HUGE HUGE! I spend a lot of time and take great pride in perfecting our sausages and now, after 15 years of trying, have hit a perfect score.”

Come to the store – the perfect Pork Sausage is now on sale!

Shane Mundy crossing the finishing line in the Boston Marathon

He made it!

16 June 2010

Shane was a finisher in a very tough Boston Marathon, having done exceptionally well for his age – 4,000 people didn’t even finish.

Shane’s time was 3:29:27 – making his placings as follows:
Overall place ... 6,947 of 22,645;
Gender place ... 5,691 of 13,112
Age Group place ... 957 of 2,388

He greatly appreciates all the good wishes, and is already back in training, getting ready for next year!

Shane Mundy Tasmania’s marathon man

Tasmania’s marathon man

19 February 2010

Shane Mundy has qualified to run in the famed Boston Marathon. He and his wife Allison will be heading to the USA in April.

The Boston Marathon is the only long-distance race in the world where competitors must qualify by meeting a strict time standard. Shane qualified by running the Gold Coast Marathon’s 42km course in 3 hrs 22 mins.

Shane started distance running only two years ago. He runs about 100kms a week in training and, in the process, has shed 26 kilos, dramatically improving his health and well-being.

Sausage King Tasmania 2009 awards

Sausage King Tasmania 2009 award-winners

26 October 2009

In the 2009 Tasmanian Sausage King Competition, Hill Street Gourmet Meats walked away with nine trophies for sausages in southern Tasmania! Our haul included three first prize trophies, in the Poultry, Gourmet and Continental Classes, four second prize trophies and two third prize trophies.

In the results for the entire State, our new Chilli Chicken with Red and Green Capsicum took a second prize trophy, and our Chicken, Spinach and Pine Nut was judged third best. Our Pork sausages were judged third best in all of Tasmania.

“I don’t know where to put these trophies,” says Shane. “There is no room left on top of the plasma.”

“The sausages that won the silverware are the ones our customers buy the most,” he adds. “That proves our customers know good sausages. Thank you for your support.”

Shane Mundy’s tattoo

Committment to a digital age

23 March 2009

Shane is in training. In case anyone is not aware, Shane runs marathons.

What does a butcher who runs long distances do to promote his business? Why, he has his website address tattooed on his leg, of course.

Sausage King Tasmania 2009 awards

Sausage King National Finals 2009 – face off!

February 2009

A face off between Tasmanians Shane Mundy and Marcus Vermey at the Sausage King National Finals in Adelaide in February 2009.

Sausage King Tasmania 2008

Tasmania’s Sausage King 2008

October 2008

“My proudest moment in business,” says Shane Mundy. Hill Street Gourmet Meats was awarded a swag of trophies in Tasmania’s 2008 Sausage King finals competition. Meat industry peers judged our Italian sausages Gold. Our Mountain Pepper & Native Thyme took Silver, and Bronze went to our Pork sausages.

Come into the shop. The sausages that everyone is raving about are on sale daily.

Article about Shane Mundy in The Mercury, March 2008

Shane Mundy in the news

March 2008

Linda Smith wrote a full-page article on Shane for The Mercury newspaper.

“I’m happy about the article if it makes more people aware of the shop, our excellent meat and our great staff,” says Shane.

Read the full article » (pdf file 365kb)

Hill Street Gourmet Meats at The Taste of Tasmania 2008

Taste of Tasmania 2008

January 2008

Hill Street Gourmet Meats participated in this year’s Taste of Tasmania – the renowned annual showcase of Tasmania’s fine food and wine which draws crowds from all over the world.

People were eager to try our award-winning sausages and burgers, getting through more than seven thousand sausages and six thousand burgers during the week-long event.

Shane Mundy listed as one of Tasmanias Top 100 newsmakers for 2007

Tassie’s top 100 newsmakers

December 2007

The Mercury, Tasmania’s largest circulation daily newspaper, listed Shane Mundy in the Top 100 newsmakers for 2007. They reported that “the innovative West Hobart butcher carved his way with charm and charisma to a starring role on Andrew Denton’s chatshow Enough Rope”.

Hill Street Gourmet Meats cooking up a feast at the Hobart Beerfest 2007

Hobart Beerfest 2007

1 December 2007

Shane and the team cooked up a storm at the Hobart Beerfest this year.

Appreciative customers munched their way through 900 of our award-winning Bratwurst sausages. Many who tasted them for the first time at the Festival visited the shop later to buy more.

Organisers have invited Hill Street Gourmet Meats to supply sausages at next year’s Beerfest.

Shane Mundy with Andrew Denton featuring in the program Enough Rope in Nov 2007

“Enough Rope”

26 November 2007

Shane Mundy was one of three selected from 50 other butchers to appear on Andrew Denton’s ABC TV show “Enough Rope.” Shane was the first Tasmanian ever to appear on the program.

We have never had finer ingredients – your products are simply the best.

~ Leo Schofield, Writer and Food Critic
Dec 2010 (see full text »)

Customer feedback:

On December 4th, I organised a Christmas musical soirée for thirty guests at Dysart House. John Wilson, whose catering business John & Peter is generally regarded as the finest in Australia, flew down to create the buffet.

Both he and I agree that we have never had finer ingredients, including eight fresh chickens and the best-ever ham from West Hobart Gourmet Meats. Your products are simply the best.

~ Leo Schofield

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