We're on old fashioned butcher shop in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo. Opened in 2010, we have built our business on forging relationships and working directly with small local farmers who are passionate about producing the best quality meats with a strong focus on animal welfare and sustainability. We are owned and operated by trained chefs with a “from scratch” philosophy who are passionate about quality ingredients. All of our products are proudly made in house, by us so that we have full control over everything that goes in to them. Since we are cooks at heart, we're always eager to talk to our customers about cooking methods and cuts to give you the best results and to make use of the whole animal.
A chef by trade, it was working in restaurants that taught Matt the importance of quality ingredients. After an extensive stage at a butcher shop to broaden his horizons, he was hooked on butchery and The Bauer Butcher was born.
Colby spent years in local kitchens including Hanna's Bella Bistro, Charbries, and Uptown 21. Starting as a dishwasher and working his way up the ranks, his love of meat brought him to The Bauer Butcher and he's been with us almost since day one! When not behind the knife he can usually be found in front of his Big Green Egg.
With almost a decade of butchery experience, it was working at a halal grocery store during college that started his life in meat. His love of pork products brought him to the Bauer Butcher with a desire to learn how to break a hog and he's been here ever since.