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Head Butcher- Melaleuka Farm Merchants

LocationByford, WA 6122
Positions1 Position
Job no: 6EY69
Category: Melaleuka Farm Merchants

Head Butcher 

Are you a Trade Qualified Butcher with a passion for bringing farm-fresh produce directly to the table of our customer? Then join our team and be the driving force behind our commitment to quality, sustainability, integrity and teamwork.

Melaleuka Farm Merchants has a unique opportunity for a Head Butcher. 

Our philosophy is to provide a true farm-to-table experience for our customers in our hospitality venues, off-site (e.g. Farmers Markets) and online retail. 

Our butchery is based in Byford, just down the road from our farm in North Dandalup. Our cattle breeding program is centred around our Akaushi (Red Wagyu) herd which allows us to produce high quality, marbled beef from both grain-finished and grass-fed cattle with superior, consistent flavour. 

As our Head Butcher, you will be responsible for overseeing the process from our farm to table philosophy, and collaborating closely with our farm, butchers, suppliers and chefs to ensure only the best! 

The Role:

  • Minimise product wastage through effective management;
  • Comprehensive understanding of hygiene and food safety practices & HACCP;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using meat production tools safely;
  • Developing new and innovative value add range to excite customers;
  • Strong communication and customer service skills;
  • Team-oriented mindset with a willingness to support colleagues and contribute to a safe and happy work environment;
  • Ensure the highest standards of meat preparation, trimming, cutting, mincing, portioning and packing for orders and display;
  • Developing a dedicated team of skilled butchers and provide training as needed;
  • Experience in supervision or management in a food retail environment;
  • Understanding of budgeting, stocktaking and negotiating with suppliers;
  •  IT experience is desirable.

Why join the team:

  • Great working environment within a family owned business;
  • Opportunity to develop your skills in an established business across many different facets - we have multiple venues ourselves, wholesale to others, retail online and develop farm direct relationships;
  • Diversity in the role - we work with premium products and aim to be creative in our butchering and value-add production, but also get out face-to-face with customers;
  • Receive recognition and continuous training and support;
  • Employee discounts;
  • Great working hours with a commitment to creating work-life balance.


If this sounds like the career for you, APPLY NOW or email your resume and a little about yourself to: nadia.malone@tmgwa.com.au