The chefs & the butcher
The chefs & the butcher is a story of two food lovers pursuing a career as professional chefs and running a beef farm in Gippsland in their free time, who join forces with their father, an established butcher, to provide the finest meat and specific tailored cuts to their fellow food lovers and beyond.
Growing up on a property in South Gippsland, founder Andrew Smith has always been connected to the land. His passion for good quality food, led him to pursue a career in cooking in Melbourne. Also, his wife and founder Kristi Smith, who has always been connected to the food industry through her father having successfully operated a suburban butcher shop for over 30 years, pursued her passion for food with a professional career as chef.
Through Andrew and Kristi’s passion for their beef farm and the land, quality food and the paddock to plate concept, they joined forces with Kristi’s father Les in 2001, which was the beginning of the “Chef” from the “fields” – “Cheffields”.