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Meet The Team



David Crisp   AKA   THE BUTCHER

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I’ve been in the business of serving customers with the best service and products for 48 years, having learnt the craft in the A.M.C. chain of old-fashioned shops around Auckland in the early ‘70s.

During the early 80’s I learned about quality meat in the boutique shops of Sydney’s North Shore — the presentation, display and service that goes with selling the best quality meats.
John Cook's butcher shop at Mosman, Sydney , their  display was one of the best , immaculate .

In the summer of 1981, Wendy and I moved to sunny Gisborne, in search of the "Endless Summer ".
while I was there, I advanced my skills working for and managing shops for Gear Meat Co. Gisborne
These shops were famous for the Gear Meat Pie,  the pie division was making approx 9000 pies a week ,
my love of pies had started, I left Gisborne in late 1987, moving back to Auckland looking for a job ! 

I’m gathered a team around me who share my passion for excellence in offering high-quality, healthy food. I’m proud of them.

These days they allow me a little time off to indulge my passion for travel and riding Harley Davidson motor cycles.


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Jarat has been hanging around the shop since he was 3 years old, helping make sausages after school when he was 13 years old before becoming a Seaview apprentice. In 2008 he deservedly won the Northern Apprentice Butcher of the Year Award. Jarat is a keen downhill mountain biker and snowboarder.

Jarat now  works  in another industry now , but you may spot him  helping out on the weekends in the family owned business

Jarat has just become the proud father of a baby boy , Connor. Maybe another butcher, Congratulations to Jarat and Nadine . 
Jarat and Nadine have become the proud parents of a baby girl, congratulations. 




Shayne Major  /   HEAD BUTCHER

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I first met Shayne in 1978, when he was a apprentice for Foodtown at Barrys Point Road. He joined the team in 1988, bringing nearly 40 years experience to the team. Shayne is a very keen sports fan, especially soccer, having been involved with Takapuna Football Club since the 1970s. A keen family man , he has two sons.



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  You will find Nick behind the counter  during the week and Sundays. 




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We welcome Gavin to the team, Gavin has 40  plus years of butchery  skills
A  keen car guy  and family man. 


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Recipes for   Autumn

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The start of    Summer  brings with it some consolations. If you enjoy the warmth of fine food and great company, watch out for our
new   recipes, made from the healthiest meat available in New Zealand.
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