Catering Butchers

Catering Butchers

When it comes to finding top catering butchers providing a wide selection of high-quality meats for various local businesses, Whelan Meat is your go-to premium meat wholesale business. Whelan Meat has been operating since 1977 in the North London, West London, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Middlesex, Berkshire, and Hertfordshire areas.

Whelan Meat provides high-quality meats to a variety of local businesses, including:

  • Caterers
  • Butchers shops and retail
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels

This article discusses catering butcher services, quality consistency, reliability, payment terms, variety of products, how to choose catering butchers, and the best ways to contact us.

Catering Butcher Services

Catering butcher services are services that are provided by butchers (often wholesale) to the catering industry. It is a business-to-business operation that operates on a higher scale than a standard neighbourhood butcher. For this reason, these relationships require several important quality promises on the part of the butchers.

Quality Consistency

First, the products delivered must be of consistent quality. Catering butchers understand that the catering service has a standard level of reputation to uphold. It does no one any favours to have one quality of meat one week, only to be surprised by a lesser (or higher, even) quality of meat the following week. Consistency is king in this regard. No caterers want to be surprised by the quality of the meat their catering butcher provides.


Another important detail is the reliability of deliveries. A last-minute cancellation or delay in product delivery can wreak havoc on a catering company of any size. This is why we deliver every morning Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. So long as the order is placed by 9 p.m. the evening prior, your products will arrive the following morning. Also, delivery is offered free of charge!

Reasonable Payment Terms

The payment terms can certainly affect the relationship between the caterer and their wholesale butcher supplier. Reasonable payment terms are important for both parties to the sale. Whelan Meat understands you have a business to run and (especially for small or new businesses) you may need a short time to make good on the catering activity for which you ordered our services before making good on the payment. This is why we offer a week’s credit to all of our new customers. This gives the cater enough time to perform their services and invoice their own clients. For our long-term customers, we offer alternatives to one-week credit options.

Providing Caterers with a Variety of Quality Products: Beef, Meats, and More

Most businesses prefer to place fewer orders, whenever possible and catering companies are no different. No one wants to order their chicken, pork, and beef from three separate suppliers if not necessary. This is why we work with a broad range of suppliers. Our relationships allow us to cater to nearly all needs. The only limitation here is that there may be minimum quantity restrictions on some products, so be sure to discuss your needs with us in advance.

How to Choose Catering Butchers

Choosing the right butcher suppliers for your catering business is vital. Here are a few suggestions to ensure you choose the best butcher supplier for your individual needs. What works for one catering company may not be a direct match for every other catering company out there. 

In our experience, the best way to avoid disappointment is to have a direct conversation with the supplier and ask questions about product variety, quality, delivery, ordering, and payment. If their answers match up favourably to your needs, then place a single order with the wholesale butcher as a test-run. This allows your team to see how accurately the wholesaler portrayed themselves in the conversation compared to the products received.

At Whelan Meat, we’re confident of our ability to match our products with our claims but we do understand that we aren’t the best match for every business out there – we make no claims otherwise. We are just as invested in that first phone call as the catering businesses. It’s in our best interest to ensure that our business relationship is an ideal match, just as much as it’s in yours! Don’t be surprised if we have a few questions for you during this conversation, too! We place a high value on the quality of our relationships and do everything possible to make sure we’re nurturing the right ones from day one. 

Contact Us

We’re open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Saturday. To get in touch with us you can use the link below to our contact form to request a callback.