Good bye and good luck, Brendan! 21/07/2017
This week we bid farewell to Brendan, our Toorak store manager.
Brendan is returning to his home town, Perth, with his fiance Skye. We are sad to see them go as they have been a part of the Peter Bouchier family for over eight years. We wish Brendan and Skye all the very best for their move home.
Wonderful Winter 22/05/17
Comfort food in winter is all about feeling warm, cosy and satisfied; and the ideas and choices are seemingly endless.
World Butchers Challenge Warm Up in New Zealand 19/05/17
Tom Bouchier and the Australian Steelers headed to New Zealand this week for a Friendly match against the Kiwi Butchers Team. All in preparation for Belfast 2018, where the competition is set to be a fantastic showcase of butchering skill.
Check out the website for more details: https://www.worldbutcherschallenge.com/
Back to the Future - Garry Crittenden 03/04/17
Garry Crittenden is the man behind the wonderful new range of wines in store at Toorak. Crittenden Estate, located in the Mornington Peninsula, is a family-run vineyard, winery and wine centre. For our local customers, the Crittenden name has been synonymous with fabulous wine for many years, as most will fondly remember the great Doug Crittenden and his wine store that was once located just a few doors up in Hawksburn village.
So, is there a connection between Garry and Toorak’s beloved Doug Crittenden? Click here to find out
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017 - 31st March - 2nd April
We are delighted to be taking part in this year's City Cellar, the fabulous wine tasting event of the MFWF 2017.
We will be offering Charcuterie Packs to accompany the 40+ wineries' generous tastings.
Stop by for some great wine, amazing charcuterie and good times!
Forge Creek Free Range - 09/03/17
Peter Bouchier has a new egg supplier, Forge Creek Free Range. Recently awarded Best In Class Nationally for their Free Range Eggs, Forge Creek Free Range are a family business in East Gippsland and it gives us great pleasure to share their story with our customers.
Meet the Team: Felix - 23/02/17
Learning his trade in Germany, Felix has dedicated his career to the art of smallgoods. Peter and Felix’s like-minded passion for smallgoods perfection is a force to be reckoned with.
I'm Sticking to Sandwiches - 30/01/17
New stationary, new school books and a fresh start to the school year for the whole family!
Beautifying your sandwiches is a simple way to jazz up the lunchbox for 2017.
Brendan's Summer Guide to Easy Entertaining - 13/01/17
Hosting dinner in summer is easy, care free and laidback. Or at least it should appear to be!
Take some of Brendan’s tips for easy entertaining and you will be surprised how simple these recipes are and how impressed your guests will be.
Peter Bouchier Christmas Feast - Smudge Eats - 12/12/16
Smudge Eats caught up Peter to discuss produce, the industry and Christmas!
Peter Bouchier - 2016 AMIC Legend - 2/11/16
We are incredibly proud of Peter Bouchier for receiving this year's Ricky Hart Legend Award.
Peter has been actively involved in the Australian Meat Industry Council throughout his career and this award is a testament to his commitment to his business and the industry he loves.
Retail Butcher Shop of the Year - 30/10/16
Congratulations to our Toorak store for winning RETAIL BUTCHER SHOP OF THE YEAR at the AMIC Awards.
We are thrilled with this achievement and would like to thank all of our fantastic staff members, what a great team we have!
Fathers Day - 31/08/16
What better way to celebrate the new season than getting the family together for Father’s Day.
World Butchers Competition - 17/08/16
An event rivaling the Olympics, bringing nations together, showcasing the countries’ finest – It’s the World Butchers Competition!
We chat to Tom Bouchier about this year's event
Meet the Team - Edmar 19/07/16
With all eyes on Rio this year as the Olympic Games draw nearer, we caught up with Ed about Brazilian beef and barbecue.
Meet the Team - Margaret 30/05/16
Where has the meat industry gone? 27/04/16
Tumbleweeds and crickets are in high numbers across Australia as our meat industry flock to Germany for IFFA.
Deli Lunchboxes 11/04/16
Tired of the same old lunch every day? We have your solution!
At the Peter Bouchier Deli in David Jones we are offering a fresh daily deli lunch box to titillate your tastebuds and awaken your senses!
A selection of the finest Peter Bouchier products, packaged up and easy for you to grab and go.
Peter Bouchier Stock and Broth Range 07/04/16
We are now selling a unique and amazing stock and broth range. Our stock and broth are totally natural with no additives, preservatives or flavour enhancers, just a pure and traditional stock and broth.
We use an open evaporation system that delivers a rich and flavoursome product.
Try the paleo way and swap your cup of coffee for a cup of beef broth, it’s delicious and also really good for your health.
Margaret River Wagyu Beef 18/02/16
Margaret River Wagyu Beef is the largest producer of Wagyu in Western Australia. We are excited to be stocking this fantastic wagyu at Peter Bouchier and will be offering a variety of cuts to our customers.
We caught up with John McLeod of Margaret River Wagyu Beef to understand more about what makes his product so unique.
The Year of the Monkey 01/02/16
As the Australian Open draws to a close, we see our beautiful city preparing for the next event embedded on our calendars - Chinese New Year!
Hector's Smoke House - Melbourne BBQ Festival 2016 28/01/16
Hector's Smoke House - sponsored by Peter Bouchier, will be competing in the 2016 Melbourne BBQ Festival Competition on 6th February.
Smudge Eats, Reviving Craft Butchery: Peter G Bouchier 28/10/15
Peter was interviewed by Smudge Eats for an article on the craft of butchery.
At the Table with Jacquie Bancroft 15/10/15
Jacquie has been member of the Peter Bouchier team for many years. She knows our customers well and is always willing to offer suggestions. Like many of our customers, Jacquie is a busy mum, her weekends revolving around netball, footy and cricket. With fourth term of the school year looming, we caught up with Jacquie to talk all things family and food related, and see if she has any tips for making it through the final term.
What's in for Spring with Brendan Upton 25/09/15
As the weather warms up and people are dusting the cobwebs off their BBQs and outdoor settings, we get a tingle of excitement at Peter Bouchier.
The Urban List 01/07/15
Did you see our article on The Urban List?
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Meatworks Butchery, Ho Chi Minh City 17/06/15
Recently Tom Bouchier has been working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, doing consultancy butchering for an exciting, new butcher shop – Meatworks Butchery.
Tales from Ireland with Andy O'Rourke 4/06/15
The manager of our butcher shop in the David Jones Foodhall, Andy O’Rourke, comes from the land of luck and leprechauns. A keen storyteller, Andy often excites us with snippets from his days working in Ireland before he embarked on his adventure to come to Australia.
Peter Bouchier Classes 31/05/15
The Peter Bouchier team is excited to open the doors at Moorabbin and allow our customers an opportunity to learn some skills and have a lot of fun.
So far, we have two classes on offer, there are Sausage Making Workshops and a Lamb Masterclasses.
Both are designed for guests to have a hands-on evening, picking up new skills and getting a sneak peek into our world. A casual dinner will be provided as well as drinks from our local brewery, 2 Brothers, and our wine supplier, Fowles Wine.
Fowles Wine - Farm to Table 31/03/15
We're now stocking a unique range of wine by Fowles Wine. Each wine in the Farm to Table range has been specially crafted to pair with certain types of meat. The labels have been beautifully designed with butchers charts to help you match your wine with your meal. We love them and think you will too!
Carnivores Ball 18/02/15
BurgerMary’s Carnivores Ball is a unique and inspired event showcasing amazing produce and innovative dishes designed by a number of meat-lovers, including Evan LeRoy from Freedmen’s BBQ in Austin! This year, we are major sponsors of the event. We have designed the entrée which will feature a selection of our favourite homemade charcuterie offerings.
As well as a four course feast, there is live music and some excellent options at the bar. You are guaranteed it will be an amazing night!
The event will be held on two night only, April 10th and 11th.
MEAT FEUD 10/02/15
We are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s MEAT FEUD. Taking place on Labour Day Monday (9th March) at The Deck @ Prince, St Kilda. We will be competing against some great restaurants to take home the trophy! Check out the official website for more details about the event.
A Parisian Picnic 06/01/15
Summertime in Melbourne is the perfect opportunity to shake out the picnic rug, find the basket and head to one of the many beautiful gardens our city has to offer...
Jacqui Bouchier caught up with Fabien Michel, our very own French butcher, for his spin on the perfect picnic.
Mornington Peninsula Deliveries 29/12/14
Throughout January we will be doing home deliveries along the Mornington Peninsula every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 5pm.
Deliveries are free and all orders must be over $50.
Please phone our Toorak store on 9827 3629 to place your order.
Christmas Orders are now Closed - 15/12/14
For those who have missed the cut-off date from Christmas orders, there is a selection of Christmas products available for purchase in our stores daily from now until Christmas.There is limited availability and we are unable to place Christmas products on hold, so please come in and see our friendly team for assistance.
Christmas 2014 - Now Taking Christmas Orders
To see our Christmas product range click here
Barbecue Madness! 31/10/14
Barbecue Madness fires up on November 1 – and every Saturday in November – as part of Good Food Month. To celebrate we’re giving you the chance to win this fantastic barbecue from BBQSPLUS.
Spring Racing Carnival - Charcuterie Platters 13/10/14
Our Peter Bouchier Deli at David Jones offers the best selection of hand crafted products that are ideal for a day at the races. We create beautiful charcuterie platters using our expertise and experience, utilising your specifications.
Food is in the Design 22/09/14
As well as selling direct to the public, Peter Bouchier also supplies meat and smallgoods to some of Melbourne's best cafes, restaurants and catering companies including CNK Food Design, an Albert Park-based catering company that prides itself on using fresh seasonal produce to create interesting menus personally tailored to each client's needs. Set up five years ago by Nigel Stainwall and Khrissy Visscher, CNK brings a personal touch to every function they cater, paying attention to detail to every facet of their clients' functions.
Qantas Epicure Wine Fair 22/09/14
It is with great excitement that we announce our participation at this year’s Qantas Epiqure Wine Fair. Peter Bouchier’s Cured Meats Masterclass at this year’s event will be hosted by Troy Wheeler, the Manager at our Toorak Store with assistance from the head of our Peter Bouchier Deli - Carmen Mendoza.
Join us on the 11th of October as we match a series of Australian wines to some of the best local and imported cured meats. At Peter Bouchier’s we have be creating smallgoods and charcuterie for years, with access to some of the finest products in the world, our Deli at David Jones Bourke Street boasts an array of wonderful homemade and imported products.
For more information about the Qantas Epiqure Wine Fair and our involvement, click here.
RACV Club Sausage Making Masterclass 12/09/14
Peter and the Bouchier team had a great time on Monday night teaching RACV City Club members the art of gourmet sausage making in a hands-on workshop with Executive Sous Chef Grant Flack and his team.
Cutler & Co - Monday Kitchen Sessions 25/08/14
On Monday Troy presented a butchery masterclass to chefs from Andrew McConnell's stable of restaurants as part of the group's Monday Kitchen Sessions series which takes place from mid-autumn to early Spring each year.
Tri-Nations Butchery Competition 11/08/14
Jacqui Bouchier caught up with her Dad, Peter and brother, Tom on their return from the Tri Nations Butchery Competition in England.
RACV Club Sausage Making Class 04/08/14
On the 8th September, Peter will give a Masterclass in the art of gourmet sausage making at the RACV Club’s Sausage Making Class. The event is set to be a great, hands on night where everyone will take part in making their own sausages and of course plenty of tastings.
For more information – go to the RACV website via this link.
No Time to Cook 14/07/14
Family Pies and Lasagne, Chicken Parmagiana or Bolognaise sauce. If you are feeding the family or just yourself, there will be a product in store for you. Our chefs work round the clock crafting fresh and delicious products some take as little as 5 mins to heat.
Pasture-Raised Chicken 02/06/14
We are excited to introduce our new pasture-raised chicken supplier – Life on the Land. Last week we spent some time with Steve Zezos to learn more about his unique approach to farming.
Mother's Day 05/05/14
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we caught up with founding Mother Sue Bouchier to talk about what Mother’s Day means to her family.
Easter Fare - 15/04/14
Easter is Melbourne's second foodie holiday after Christmas and people love to get around the table for a big feast. It's a hectic time for us here at Peter Bouchier with people stocking up for big family gatherings, but Troy Wheeler, the Manager at our Toorak store took some time out to offer some tips and inspiration around what to serve up over the Easter holidays.
Pulled Pork - 09/04/14
It is undeniable that Melbournians have an obsession with the no-longer-humble beef burger. Numerous new burger joints continue to emerge onto the food scene with ever impressive towers of beef, buns and secret sauces...
Bacon Jam - 08/04/14
Adrian Richardson, one of Melbourne’s biggest meat lovers, knows a thing or two about bacon. So we put his recipe for Bacon Jam to the test! We used our delicious Peter Bouchier bacon and have made something very special. With a tick of approval by Richo himself, we think you’ll like it too! Available in our retail stores from 14th April 2014!
This year our very own Tom Bouchier will be a part of the 6 man team representing Australia at the Tri Nations Butchery Competition in Yorkshire, UK.