Why work with The Ethical Butcher
We supply regeneratively produced meats to the restaurant and catering trade.
We also support the businesses we supply in helping communications to their customers regarding the impact of our produce.
Our media team can offer packages of content and even staff training to help you confidently tell your customers what you are actively doing to reduce impact.
We can arrange farm visits for procurement managers to see the difference their purachasing decisions can make, real action, real change, in the field.
Who are we?
The Ethical Butcher was founded in 2021 by Farshad Kazemian and Glen Burrows. The founders had very different backgrounds with Farshad having worked in the meat trade and Glen having been in advertising and magazines but both shared a passion for two things, food and the environment.
The business was founded to be a serious disruptor to the industry, for too long murky supply chains and a lack of provenance had served the industry well, they set out to change it.
The newest member of the executive team is Tom Cripps, an environmentalist having previously studied environmental law, and butcher with 6 years of experience. He trained at Lidgates in Holland Park, before spending some time in Suffolk with venison specialists Lavenham Butchers. After spending six months in Canada working with organic farms on on-farm butcheries he spent a year at London's Turner & George butchers before setting up the Meat business at Notting Hill Fish and Meat. Tom brings a passion for quality, provenance and regeneratively farmed meat and is our head of business development.
The Ethical Butcher only works with farms who are actively improving the environment by using their animals to rebuild complex ecosystems and restore nutrition to the soil locking carbon into the ground, in the best cases these systems can lock away more carbon than the animals release making this carbon negative production, a real game changer how we perceive the impact of meat.
Why soy free?
The UK, imports around 3.3 million tonnes of soy annually, almost 90% of which is used as an ingredient in animal feed with the majority being used for poultry and pork.
The majority of the soy imported to the UK comes from South America, where soy plantations are a key driver of deforestation.
Reducing the demand for soy is a crucial way to prevent further destruction of precious ecosystems like the Amazon and Cerrado.
We have worked with forward thinking farmers and innovated to proudly produce the first commercial soy free chicken and pork.
If you run a progressive forward thinking business we can help your business get the correct facts and tone of voice in communicating this to your customers,
Delivery & Logistics
How to reduce impact
Our drivers can deliver your meats on reusable trays that we will take away with us and load directly into your storage fridge for a truly zero waste system.
We can also advise on how to reduce the number of deliveries you receive to cut the last mile carbon impact.
Our partners working towards a regenerative impact business model
WHY THE ETHICAL BUTCHER
Planet friendly meats from regenerative farms
Full supply chain transparency with farm visits for staff
Marketing collateral to support comms
Staff training on regenerative agriculture
Zero waste delivery available
If you would like to know more about how we can help your business move beyond sustainability into regeneration please get in contact with us using the details in the footer below.