Butcher & Butcher: Fine Island Meat is Charlottetown’s gourmet butcher shop. Offering traditional cuts of ONLY Island Raised Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb and more.
Butcher & Butcher also has many specialty products such as Sausage, Deli Meats and Bacon. Butcher & Butcher is also the proud home of Jercules: Fine Beef Jerky. Committed to selling the best of Island Raised meat, Butcher & Butcher is open 7 days a week and can be found at 25 St. Peters Road.
Chris van Ouwerkerk – Owner, Butcher, Jerk Guy
Chris started working with meat at 14, cleaning up after meat cutters at a local grocery store in Stratford. Chris left the big box meat business behind at 19 and began touring Canada as a musician before completing a history degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Upon finishing his B.A., Chris started working at a small local meat market where he began to learn the fundamentals of whole animal butchery. After a brief stint in law school, Chris traveled to Vancouver to learn and work as a butcher. After 6 months of learning under a fully trained British butcher, a chef, and a Beef Jerky producer, Chris returned to the east coast determined to finish law school and put his new found skills to work. He started laying the framework for Jercules: Fine Beef Jerky and Butcher & Butcher in August, 2014 and hasn’t taken a break since. He graduated from law school in the Spring of 2017 and was called to the Ontario Bar in October 2020.
Jenn – Happiness, The Real Boss, Cheer
Jenn used to be a vegetarian. Now she is happy to be part of a conscientious and ethical butcher shop which spends time looking for humanely raised, happy and healthy animals. She is a Summerside girl and loves helping customers, learning about meat, and pretending like she doesn’t know what she’s doing. When she isn’t in the shop, Jenn works full-time as a Pharmacy Technician in the Emergency Room of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Elsie – The Real REAL Boss
Elsie Mae van Ouwerkerk was born on August 15th, 2020 and quickly assumed the role of CEO. She likes to smile and making funny noises at her parents.