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A Surge of New Sydney Restaurants

A Surge of New Sydney Restaurants

After a jam-packed year of new restaurant openings, Sydney shows no sign of slowing down. In particular, the last 6 months have seen several big, diverse, and exciting new venues swing open their doors. From some of Sydney’s best hospitality groups expanding on what they do best to long-standing institutions being rebirthed with a fresh […]
The delicious. 100 Best of Best awards

The delicious. 100 Best of Best Awards

We’d like to congratulate two of our long-standing restaurant partners: Grill Americano and Bistecca for being named in this year’s The delicious. 100 Best of the Best awards. Executive Chef, Douglas Keyte of Grill Americano was crowned the “Best Steak in Victoria”, while Executive Chef, Pip Pratt of Bistecca took out the award for “Best […]
Margra Lamb

Australia’s Finest Lamb, Margra Lamb

We’re proud to be the exclusive supplier of Australia’s finest lamb, Margra Lamb. Born from the passion of two brothers from Tattykeel in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, together they have bred a quality of lamb only seen in Wagyu Beef. With a micro-marbled texture and a low fat melting point of 25-35 […]

The Future of Wagyu with Westholme Wagyu

We’re excited to share ‘The Future of Wagyu’. Working alongside AACO’s Westholme, we partnered with two of Sydney’s iconic restaurants to showcase the delicacy of their Wagyu Beef. Commencing in May, we were delighted to support a private dinner at Firedoor in Surry Hills alongside Owner & Executive Chef, Lennox Hastie. The restaurant was filled […]

Teaming up with Qantas on their new, elevated dining experience

We’re excited to share that we have teamed up with Qantas First and Business Class on their new, elevated dining experience. The single biggest investment in Qantas inflight and lounge dining in a decade, together we’re furthering their efforts to deliver a world-class experience in the sky. With the reinvigorated inflight menus launched across both […]

World’s 101 Best Steak Restaurants Awards

We’re thrilled to congratulate three of our long-standing restaurant partners: Kingsley’s, Bistecca and The Gidley, for being named in this year’s World’s 101 Best Steak Restaurant Awards. All three made it into the top 50, with Executive Chef, Jason James and Head Chef, Leo Rachid of Kingsley’s took out number 31, and Executive Chef, Pip […]

Introducing Our Cevapcici

Introducing the latest addition to our offering, Cevapcici. Commonly known in Australia as Chevaps, it’s a traditional homemade sausage from the Balkans area. Derived from the word kebab, the street food is considered the national dish in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Romania, and Serbia. Paying homage to Balkan tradition, each Cevapcici is handmade in-house by our Cook […]
Chicken shortage in Australia continues

The Nationwide Chicken Shortage Continues…

With poultry remaining in short supply, the cost of chicken continues to be impacted nationwide. With the shortage initially affecting supplier level only, it’s continued to trickle down to the food and hospitality industry and consumers. Exacerbated by a number of key factors, the leading cause is due to unexpected stock shortages encountered by Australia’s […]
SCOT of the South Black Angus Beef

Introducing SCOT Of The South

Introducing SCOT of the South. Exclusive to Haverick Meats, the 100% Australian Black Angus Beef is the most recent addition to our premium offering. Honouring heritage and tradition, SCOT of the South crafts its Black Angus Beef in line with their Scottish origin. Raised on the lush landscapes of the Darling Downs and Liverpool Plains […]
Rare Breed Berkshire Ham

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

We’re feeling the Christmas spirit at Haverick Meats. With December nearly upon us, festive meats have filled our cold rooms in anticipation for this year’s menus. Offering a premium selection of turkey, ham, pork and beef, our in-house culinary team also prepare accompaniments including sauces, glazes and stuffings to help lighten the load for our […]

Our Solution To The Skills Shortage

Like many other industries in Australia, the hospitality industry continues to face a nationwide skills shortage. The closure of international borders in 2020 saw many temporary visa holders leave the country – a cohort that makes up a significant portion of the hospitality workforce. Despite international borders reopening in February, as well as last week’s […]

Teaming Up With Merivale & Allianz Stadium

We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Merivale as their key supplier as they take up the Hospitality Experience Partnership at Sydney’s new $828 million Allianz Stadium. This follows the successful transformation of food and beverage at the Sydney Cricket Ground late last year. We’ve been working with Merivale’s formidable and diverse culinary […]

Our Response To Increasing Beef Prices

The price of Australian beef continues to rise due to several external factors, namely herd rebuilding after years of drought, excessive rainfall due to the La Nina climate pattern, surging global freight costs, rising labour costs and the weakening Australian dollar which has resulted in increased export demand.  It’s a combination of these challenges that […]
Society Melbourne

As We Continue To Expand Into QLD & VIC

We’re excited to share that we’re continuing to expand our presence and increase our offering interstate. With a focus on the east coast, there is increasing demand for our premium range in both Queensland and Victoria. As the exclusive supplier for 2GR Wagyu, Heritage Wagyu and Margra Lamb, as well as our in-house Dry Age […]
Totti's Sydney

There’s Wind In The Sails Of The Hospitality Industry

After a 3-month lockdown, hospitality is back and set for a boom. With restaurant reservations going live online for what looks to be an October 11 open date, bookings have been flooding in. Diners are proving eager to get out and about, with Sydney restaurants seeing big demand right through to the end of the […]

As The Hospitality Industry Prepares To Reopen…

Freedom Day is looming, and alongside our foodservice partners we’re preparing for the hospitality industry to officially reopen after a near 3-month closure. With the exact date of the city’s reopening a moving target, it’s been a challenge for foodservice to prepare to reopen their doors. Compound uncertainty around a re-open date with a 3-month […]
Haverick Meats Queensland Sales Account Manager

Introducing Our QLD Sales Account Manager

We’re excited to announce our new Queensland Sales Account Manager, Mark Bashinksky. Based in Brisbane, Mark is bringing Haverick Meats’ premium range to the Sunshine State. Together, we will be introducing our exclusive suppliers including 2GR Wagyu, Heritage Wagyu and Margra Lamb, as well as our in-house Dry Age Beef and Artisan Charcuterie offering. Mark […]
Byron Bay Restaurants

The Byron Bay Migration

With Australians renowned for their wanderlust spirit, it seems COVID-19 isn’t going to stand in the way. Holidaymakers are moving about the country to explore what the motherland has to offer. With overseas travel bans and state border restriction uncertainty, tourists are looking to explore within their own states and territories. Here in NSW, Sydneysiders […]

Introducing Our French Style Salumi

Over the past 12 months, we’ve been focusing our attention on the age-old French tradition of Charcuterie. Our in-house charcutier, Romeo Baudouin brought his speciality expertise to our Cook & Sons team early last year and we’ve since launched several charcuterie products inclusive of terrines, parfaits, pates, rillettes, and black pudding. Romeo is well known […]

Melbourne’s Newest Culinary Venture, Society

The much-anticipated culinary venture from Chris Lucas, Martin Benn and Vicki Wild has been announced! Society is set to open its doors in late March at 80 Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD. It’s been three years since restauranteur, Chris Lucas of Chin Chin, Hawker Hall and Kisume fame poached Sepia’s Vicki Wild and Martin […]
Australian White Sheep - Margra Lamb

Introducing Australia’s Finest Lamb, Margra Lamb

Introducing Australia’s finest lamb, Margra Lamb. The result of two brothers and a labour of love, together they have bred a quality of lamb seen only in Wagyu. With a micro-marbled finish and low fat melting point of 28-35 degrees, Margra is an unprecedented delicate lamb meat that is as much a joy to cook […]
Restaurant Restrictions Ease in NSW

The Hospitality Industry Continues To Return To Normal

After a tough year, we’re thrilled to see normality continue to return to the hospitality industry. With the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian sharing further progress to loosen hospitality restrictions on Wednesday, all hospitality venues can now allow one person per 2sqm as opposed to the previous restriction of one person per 4sqm. While these loosened […]
Rare Breed Black Berkshire Ham

Providing Our Food Service Partners During The Festive Season

We’re feeling the festive spirit at Haverick Meats. With December upon us, Christmas meats have filled our cold rooms in anticipation for this year’s festive inspired menus. Offering a premium selection of turkey and ham, our culinary team also prepare house made accompaniments including sauces, glazes and stuffings to help lighten the load for our […]
Dinner Table Setting

To Our Partners In The Food Service Industry

As the global pandemic continues to take its toll on the Australian economy, we are well aware of the significant impact this has had on the hospitality industry and our food service partners. As we know, the hospitality industry operates differently to most others. With small margins and cash flow concerns, restauranteurs, publicans and hoteliers […]

The Australian Beef Industry Continues To Suffer

Due to the global pandemic, the Australian Beef industry suffers with herd restocking greatly impacted. The global beef industry has experienced a series of tumultuous events over the last two years, from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 to the spread of African Swine Fever across Asia. Also, Australia’s market has been significantly worsened by severe […]
Westholme Wagyu Beef Rib Eye

Introducing Westholme Wagyu

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Westholme as the exclusive distributor for their premium Wagyu beef in Sydney. Owned by Australian Agricultural Company, the beef is proudly 100% Australian. The business has evolved over almost 200 years across 20 of the country’s most iconic studs spread across Northern Australia – Queensland and […]
Australian Black Truffle

A Seasonal Focus On Truffle

It’s the season for the most rare and decadent ingredient in the culinary scene. Running from June to September, like most things that are highly coveted, Australian Black Truffles come with a price tag. Often referred to as “black diamonds”, they’re retailing for $3,000/kilogram and have been labelled the most expensive ingredient in the world. […]
Peter Doyle 2GR Full Blood Wagyu Beef Decadence Dinner

Further Innovations to the Haverick Meats Offering

As things continue to change this year, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to not only adapt our offering, but to realise some things we’ve had in the works for a while now. This year has seen us expand our retail offering, as the hospitality industry has been forced to essentially shut down for […]
Home Delivered Grass Fed Beef

Haverick Meats Is Now Delivering to Your Door

Introducing our brand-new home delivery service, Haverick Meats to You. Browse our range of products online, order from any device, anywhere, and we’ll deliver our fresh, restaurant-quality meats straight to your door. Adapting to Changing Consumer Needs In the sales and service industry, we’ve always been called to be quick to adapt as new technology […]

Welcoming Romeo Baudouin to the Cook & Sons Team

We say it often, because it’s true; at Haverick Meats, we’re always looking for new ways to innovate and come up with exciting, interesting products so we can continue to offer our industry customers the best of the best. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce the newest member of the Haverick Meats team, Romeo […]

New Hope for Late-Night Hospitality in Sydney

It’s an all too common storyline lately, we’re not even surprised to hear of another favourite or even another hatted, Sydney venue closing down. While a variety of factors are contributing to the trend (everything from diners that feel ‘easily bored’ to the rapid spread of delivery services), the Sydney lock out laws have definitely […]

The High Cost of Australia’s Changing Weather Patterns

In the food service industry, we’re no strangers to fluctuating produce prices, particularly in a country known to suffer harsh weather patterns; it’s all part of the job. However, we’ve had a rougher-than-average couple of years and reports from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) suggest it will only get […]

Grain-Fed, Grass-Fed, and Organic Meats

In the food industry, there always seems to be a new study or fact to consider; that food made one way or raised another is better for your or better in flavour. One of these such debates falls around the difference between grain-fed and grass-fed meat. As the agriculture industry develops and innovates, things will […]
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A Brief History of Pastrami

The smell of black pepper and rich, salty brined deli slices conjures images of New York City afternoons, where the best Jewish delis have lines out the door. Most who have a vested interest in this cured cut will know it originated in amongst the Ottoman Turks, who used to dry and salt-cure meat as […]

Gregory Llewellyn Joins Haverick Meats

“One of the struggles I had with Hartsyard was that I always had more ideas than places to put them,” says Gregory Llewellyn, the newest member of the Haverick Meats family. Most already know and love Gregory for his work at Inner West hatted-restaurant, Hartsyard, and sister venue, Wish Bone. He’s a well-respected chef and […]

Introducing 2GR Full Blood Wagyu

Introducing 2GR Full Blood Wagyu, Exclusively at Haverick Meats Often classified as the best and most expensive beef in the world, Wagyu Beef is famous for its flavour, quality, and for the intensive intramuscular fat content, giving it the highest marble scores. After having the pleasure of travelling to Dubai to taste test the exceptional […]

Rethinking a Pub Classic

It’s no secret that here in Australia, we’re well and truly in the midst of an ever-evolving food renaissance. In fact, our connection to the food we eat and the creative input of our chefs is becoming one of the cornerstones of Australian culture. While back in the times of traditional cheap as chips pub […]

Changing the ‘Game’ in Australian Dining

It was just over three years ago when Brendan Sheldrick decided to throw in the towel on his career and head for greener pastures, quite literally. He and partner Leanne gave up their cushy jobs in Melbourne and took the plunge, moving to Northern Victoria to work as farm hands on a buffalo dairy. After […]

Christmas Meats

The countdown to Christmas has begun. We take great care in acquiring some of the best quality hams and turkeys in Australia. In this article, we take a look at Rare Breed Black Berkshire Ham and Almond Grove Free-Range Turkeys.

Creative Cuts & Butchery Techniques

We’re always hunting for innovative way to present different cuts on the plate. Our master butchers have created new and tasty ways of preparing and presenting on of the best slow-cooked meats you can use out of a carcass.

Burgers Made Better. Automation doesn’t mean cutting corners.

Automation doesn’t mean cutting corners. We’re working to make the best burger patties in the country, completely customised and delivered fresh.

A Tale of Two Grills. To charcoal, or not to charcoal?

We all know finding the right equipment for cooking your steak is just as important as choosing the right cut in the first place, so investing properly in the right grill or oven rather than cutting corners will pay off hugely in both time and flavour.

Celebrating the World through Food

Appreciating the nuances in another culture’s traditions, the sometimes-unorthodox pairings, the native ingredients, can exponentially increase your enjoyment of a new city. Food has become one of the reasons we travel, one of the many components we recall when recounting details from our travels. For a chef, it can even mean the inspiration to launch something new back home. We dove into the kitchens of two of Sydney’s up-and-coming chefs to uncover the journey to their current menu.

The New Normal: Immersive Restaurant Experiences

In the Australian hospitality scene, having a clear, succinct concept for your restaurant is key. These days people are no longer satisfied with a jack-of-all trades approach; diners want masters of craft behind the stainless-steel pass of the open-plan kitchens.

Dry-Aged Meat, Explained

In the early parts of the 20th century, dry-aging was the norm. You’ve seen countless images of beef carcasses hanging around the edges of market stalls. Of course, as time went on, the production of dry-aged beef became more sanitary, and up until the 1970s it was the standard for aging meat. However, the introduction of […]
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