Our butchery department was launched in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength. We are proud to be certified as a butcher of 100% pasture fed beef in East Kent and work with several farms in the South-East that are certified by the PFLA.

Provenance is incredibly important to us and for every cut of meat in our counter, we can tell you the exact animal and the exact farm it’s from. We source from people we know, who we know love their animals, and take real pride in others enjoying their meat. Everything in our butchery is made from scratch, including our sausages, marinades & cures, and our team of butchers draw real inspiration from having Macknade as their larder. 

Role & responsibilities

We are on the lookout for a Butcher who shares our passion for provenance and customer service.

Reporting into our Butchery Manager, this is a key position in a small & dynamic team. Previous butchery skills are preferred but not essential, and we would be equally as interested in hearing from someone with excellent knife skills gained from a previous role as a chef or similar.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Delivering a fantastic experience for Macknade customers
  • Expertly preparing meat from whole carcasses for sale in our counter
  • Ensuring meat displays are of the highest quality and there are sufficient levels of product for sale
  • Undertaking all butchery administration as required, including waste management & HACCP procedures

The role would suit someone who has a particular passion for working with high quality ingredients and is potentially wishing to leave the restaurant industry for a better work life balance. 

Why work for us

We work hard to make life at Macknade the best it can be for all our team, with great perks that include staff discounts, free lunches and best of all, the opportunity to learn, thrive & grow in your career.

Hours of work will vary with the job depending on where the emphasis of the role is each day. Holiday is pro rata with a full-time rate of 28 days.


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