Come in and meet our friendly experienced team, whom will be happy to pass on their extensive knowledge of our premium products.

If you want to know more come and visit us at Ashburton Meats.

Paul Klooster

Paul Klooster

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Paul the driving force behind the team at Ashburton Meats, began his involvement in the industry in 1989. Starting as a clean-up kid out the back of the shop, Paul has seen the evolution of Ahsburton Meats to what it is today.

Paul is now the passionate owner and prides himself on providing customers with a truly enjoyable shopping experience. With a wide ranging knowledge about all produce, Paul is able to pass on this knowledge to customers, from cooking tips to cuts of meats.

Paul’s passion was to design a range of condiments to accompany the meat at Ashburton Meats. This saw him create Paul’s Fine Foods, a range of condiments perfect to accompany any type of meat. The new range of spice rubs and sauces can be found in the Ashburton Meats store.

Outside of Ashburton Meats, Paul is a one eyed Magpies supporter, loves a good magic trick, but most of all loves spending time with his 3 gorgeous kids.

Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman

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I have been a butcher in the meat industry since 1985 following my Pops career choice. During that time I have gathered a vast amount of knowledge in fresh meats and small goods, in both butcher shops and supermarkets.

I started in Ashburton Meats in 2007 and have proudly seen it go from strength to strength to its current status today while allowing me some amazing opportunities along the way. In 2013, I was fortunate enough to represent Australia in the TriNation Competition in Queenstown, New Zealand against England and New Zealand. Being part of an awesome team here, we have competed in many competitions, the pinnacle of awards being going back to back as The Best Retail Butcher Shop in Victoria.

On a personal level, I’m a proud husband, father and Poppy and love to share my time with family, enjoying the great outdoors whether it be out on the lake in a boat or jetski, fishing or water skiing, trap shooting or competing in Enduro motorbike races, or even playing volleyball with my two sons. I love to keep active and busy especially spending time on the farm with my daughter and her little family.

Paul Hanratty

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I have over 55 Years experience in the meat industry and retail butchering and over 20 Years owning my own business in Glen Iris. I started at Ashburton Meats in 2010 proficient in all aspects of retail butchering. Our passion to give customers the finest quality and service still holds strong. Ashburton Meats is a friendly place to work where we all share the same passion for service and quality making them a great team to work with.

Steve Powell

Steven Powell

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I started working at Ashburton Meats in 2017, I have been on and off in the meat industry since 2011 but found my calling when I started here. Everyday I learn new things and continue to grow my knowledge in Butchery. In 2019, I tried out for the Australian Steelers as an apprentice and ended up coming 1st reserve for the Australian team. I love playing darts and one day hope to take my passion for it overseas to play in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

Matt Tyquin

Matt Tyquin

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I started at Ashburton Meats in 2016 as a clean up kid during my schooling at De La Salle College. After graduating in 2017, I am currently studying Biomedicine at Latrobe University. I love watching and playing sports, which include football and cricket, in my spare time. I also enjoy camping and fishing.

Ashburton Meats is a fun and productive workplace and it shows through the quality of the shops products and the friendly nature of the staff. So pop in and say hello to the best butcher shop around!

Kylie

Kylie

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Hi, I’m Kylie. I started at Ashburton Meats in 2017. I started my working career at Foodtown Ashburton and since then have been employed in a number of butcher shops. Over the years I have continued to learn more of the meat industry and butchering with the team.

I did my high school years in Ashwood College and Ashwood was where I was raised. I love watching the V8 Supercars and have been to Bathurst many times to watch the races. When it comes to footy, Collingwood Football Club is my team of choice. I now raise two boys of my own who are my world. My passion is to see my boys strive to follow their goals.

I have now settled here at Ashburton Meats to further my experience under a great team of butchers. I am really enjoying my time here and look forward to many more years to come. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with!

Sam Swift

Sam Swift

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Coming from a family of vegetarians, I’ve been at Ashburton Meats for a year and half and have enjoyed every moment of it. Working with such great staff and quality products is always a pleasure.

I went to primary school at Ashburton Primary, then spent my secondary years at De La Salle College, during which time I was a competitive swimmer. Now I study an Engineering and Science double degree at Monash University.

I enjoy diving, mountain biking, travel and live music and am a New Zealand born triplet. I look forward to continuing working with the team here and will no doubt enjoy many more laughs along the way.

Heath

Heath

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Hi, I’m Heath. I started in the meat industry in 1999. I’m a mad demons supporter and a happily married father of two boys. I began working for Ashburton Meats early 2019. I am happy to be working alongside such easy-going and entertaining people, as well as joining the Ashburton Community. Go Dees!