How did your career as a butcher begin?
My love of butchery began in my family’s butcher’s shop which led me to study Meat Technology at Smithfield College in London. I then honed my skills working in butchers’ shops before moving onto Dunbia where I have stayed for over 25 years.
What does your role involve?
I began my time at Dunbia working as a Butcher and then progressed to Production Manager. I am now the Butchery Academy Training Manager at Dunbia Llanybydder and I take great pleasure in mentoring and working with the next generation of butchers.
What do you enjoy about being a butcher?
I enjoy working as a team and I take pride in the work being done to a high standard.
What do you think are the main skills needed to be a butcher?
To be a butcher you need to take pride in your work in order to ensure the finished product is made to the correct customer specifications. A good understanding of the bone and muscle structures of the carcasses is also needed as well as excellent attention to detail to keep equipment clean and knives sharp.