Entries by aubreyallen

Why we don’t surrender to tender

That just about sums up how I feel about tenders. The excitement mounts as the deliciously attractive headline figures reach your inbox promising a wonderful partnership with a multi-site national brand looking for someone who understands provenance and consistency. It sounds good doesn’t it? The buzz around a sales office as figures are banded about. […]

Bullshit of Breeds

The average size of a single breed herd in England is 28-50 and yet to provide just 8 fillets per week from one farm to a restaurant requires one farm to have 600 cattle. Curious? Read on… There is more Aberdeen Angus beef sold in this country than is ever produced. Belted Galloway graces more […]

Menu Inspiration by Lucianne Allen

Today I pretended I was a chef… and for those of you who know me will understand what a huge leap of the imagination this is or as my 12 year old would say, more like dystopian fiction or perhaps horror… Don’t panic Clive Dixon, Luke tipping, I didn’t pick up a cook book or […]

Aubrey Allen’s brings the Big Apprentice Day back for 2019!

Butchers continue to help shape a sustainable future for the industry!   For the second time, Aubrey Allen has held their unique event at their Academy to bring apprentices from the farming, butchery and catering community together in a fitting end to National Apprentice Week 2019. Aubrey Allen, award winning National Butcher based in Coventry worked […]

56 shades of beef

Would you ever pick up the phone to a wine merchant and ask “how much please for a bottle of wine” ? I doubt it . You may call and enquire about the Chateau LaFite Rothschild if budget permits or you may have to settle for the Gallo Family vineyards. Would you expect those 2 […]

Aubrey’s 8 times a champion

Aubrey Allen butchers in Warwickshire are celebrating as they have won the Chef’s favourite Butcher for the 8th time. The Restaurant Magazine which represents news stories for food service, runs a competition annually where chefs can vote for their favourite products, suppliers, and brands in the hospitality sector. Thousands of chefs voted for the awards […]

Barrister turned butcher wins Women in Meat award!

Award winning butchers, Aubrey Allen are celebrating again as their founder’s granddaughter has scooped a National Industry Award. Lucianne Allen, a former criminal Barrister, has worked in the family business for 10 years and on Friday received Meat Businesswoman of the Year – Wholesaling at the first Women in Meat Industry Awards. The awards held […]

Butchers named Family Business of the Year 2018

Butchers named best family business 2018 Award winning family butchers, Aubrey Allen, have won Family Business of the Year award at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards . The awards held on Tuesday night, were hosted at the Ricoh arena, Coventry with over 600 people and Aubrey Allen, who started in Coventry in 1933 were awarded […]

Lucianne Allen nominated for Meat Businesswoman Award – Wholesaling

Lucianne Allen nominated in Women In Meat Industry Awards 2018 Granddaughter of the company founder Aubrey, has been nominated in this year’s Inaugural Women in Meat Industry Awards which take place in London on 16th November 2018. Lucianne, Sales and Marketing Director has been nominated in one of six categories, Meat Businesswoman Award – Wholesaling […]

Catering Butcher named best in England

Warwickshire Butcher named best in England Award winning Warwickshire Butcher, Aubrey Allen have been named Best Butcher in England by their peers. In the industry Meat Management Awards, held in Birmingham on the 24th May 2018, Aubrey Allen were named Catering Butcher of the Year by leading industry judges. Aubrey Allen, named after the founder, […]