After months of regional competitions at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide, 22 top butchers and fishmongers battled it out on Saturday in the “Best Butcher Competition and Fishmonger Face-Off” an epic live showdown at FEAST Portland – an event  which honors the age-old crafts of butchery and fish mongering, fishmonger Frank “The Italian Slayer” Ficarra from Whole Foods Market – Wellington, Florida was crowned Finest Fishmonger and Hector “El Jefe” Yedra from the company’s Northern California region won the title of “Best Butcher”

Ficarra, who has been filleting fish for over 30 years, is  originally from Queens, New York and has lived in the Wellington area for the past 13 years.

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David Ventura, Regional Seafood Coordinator;  Frank Ficcara, Crowned Fishmonger National Champion from Whole Foods Market Wellington; Eddie Steadley, Associate Seafood Coordinator

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