A Columbus butcher hopes to slice his way through a field of more than 100 competitors vying to become Texas Roadhouse’s meat cutter of the year.

Jose Luis Alamo, who works at Columbus’ Texas Roadhouse, will join 112 meat cutters from around the country during the National Meat-Cutting Challenge at the Ice Factory skating rink in Kissimmee, Florida. The competition, which begins Tuesday with three regional competitions, will test the skills of meat cutters such as Alamo.

The field will be narrowed to 30 individuals during the semi-final round Wednesday, with the top 10 competing in the final event that day, according to a news release.

The top winner will receive $20,000 and bragging rights as Texas Roadhouse Meat Cutter of the Year. The winner will be announced in April at the Texas Roadhouse annual conference in Orlando.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com