Our Team

The Fresh Meats team works around the clock to fulfil both retail and wholesale orders, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff have unparalleled enthusiasm and experience working with premium meat and seafood, setting Fresh Meats apart as the premier retail and wholesale butcher servicing the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

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General Manager

After 27 years of butchering in QLD, NSW and WA, FRESH MEATS came along and the rest is history. Jack puts his experience to the fore, managing our retail, wholesale and now online business 24/7.  Such is his dedication to quality, our customers and our staff that sometimes we have trouble getting Jack to go home!

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Production Manager

Originally from Burnside, Josh apprenticed in WA before returning home to rack up serious experience in the trade. He’s worked in 30 different Woolworths, and spent many years learning old school butchery in smaller business as well. Nothing’s too much trouble for steady, rock solid Josh and he always gets it done with a smile.

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Food Services Manager, Sunshine Coast

Growing up on a protea farm in Adelaide Hills, Ian always enjoyed fresh produce and good food. He started as a kitchen hand in a heritage listed venue and quickly progressed to run hotels and restaurants in Adelaide and north coast NSW. These experiences enable him to truly understand the needs of our wholesale customers.

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Food Services Manager, Brisbane

Brisbane “born and bred” Kenny knows full well what his customers need, having worked in his family’s restaurant since the age of 12. He worked in fine dining kitchens overseas and returned to QLD to run numerous restaurants, including his own. In his spare time, this family man loves to snowboard and go 4WD/camping.

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Originally from NZ, Joell has spent the last 20+ years in Australia and mostly as a Sunshine Coast local. She’s friendly, approachable and enthusiastic but so incredibly hard-working and knowledgeable with her 30+ years in the meat business. She loves anything to do with sport but Rugby Union holds a special place in her heart. 

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Seafood Manager

Nathan knows his fish. Since his first catch as a child, he continued on as a pro fishing guide, at a pet store, in fish quarantine in Brisbane, at sea as a deck boss and an aquaculture business owner. When fish is not on his mind and in his hands, this “bush to beach, fish to hay” kinda guy loves his motor cross, farming and horses.

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In House Chef

Raised in Gippsland VIC, Brad started his career (& his love of golf) at a Melbourne golf club before moving here in ‘99. The joy of cooking good food since childhood continued on through various roles, including head chef at the Cooroy Hotel and Coolum Surf Club. Out of the kitchen, he loves to camp, fish and swim with family.    

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Purchasing MANAGER 

Having studied in Sydney as a uni student, Steve loved Australia so much that he decided to become a Sunshine Coast local! This Seoul native is the strong, silent type who ensures products arrive on time and stock levels are where they should be. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with family and playing a bit of tennis.


Head Retail Butcher


Smallgoods Manager

What our customers say

Ian’s always recommended the best quality products. I’m very happy with the relationship we have with Fresh Meats. It’s an integral part of our business.

Giles Hohnen, Owner & Chef, Sumi Open Kitchen

Ordered a whole lamb today and spoke to Jack. Great guy with good knowledge who has been in the game for a while. The meat was amazing and the shop was impressive. Good range of organic meat at a good price. Thanks Jack we will be back.