Cuyler Butchery one of best in country

2015-05-28 06:01
Leon Slabbert, owner of Cuyler Butchery, holding the Platinum Cleaver Award. With him is Ina Wilken from the South African National Consumer Union who handed-over the awards.

Leon Slabbert, owner of Cuyler Butchery, holding the Platinum Cleaver Award. With him is Ina Wilken from the South African National Consumer Union who handed-over the awards. Photo: SUPPLIED

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The Cleaver Awards have for the past ten years confirmed which butcheries are worth their beef both nationally and regionally. Cuyler Butchery in Uitenhage is the provincial winner in the category four or more tills and received a Platinum Cleaver Award.

The Cleaver Awards, which are proudly supported by Freddy Hirsch, were launched ten years ago to meet the needs of the consumer by raising standards amongst butcheries. These Awards have grown exponentially in nominations this year with over 30 000 nominations coming in from around South Africa.

“Without fail every major winner has thanked, and given full credit for their success to, their customers. These butchers listen to their customers and they know their customers’ names,” says Ryan Read, who has done research amongst butcheries over the last decade and who was the master of ceremonies at today’s prize giving.

“They go out of their way to provide the customer with everything they want and more. These butchers deliver a level of customer service that others can only aspire to.”

Leon Slabbert, owner of Cuyler Butchery, is known for providing excellent service to his customers, but he is now taking it further, with the total revamp of the butchery.

“It will be a state-of-the-art butchery equipped with high-tech technology, a take-away section, cafeteria, rest rooms and parking for up to 60 vehicles,” said Slabbert.

The approximately R10 million revamping project will see the property expanded to a double storey building covering 1400m² which will include a biltong plant meeting very high standards.

According to Slabbert the infrastructure will meet and even exceed all standards required to operate as a factory. This includes new drainage and ventilator systems as well as fire safety and security systems.

An initiative of the South African Red Meat Industry Forum, these Awards acknowledge butcheries which meet consumer expectations on in-store hygiene, the supply of quality-assured roller-marked South African Beef, their level of competency in offering the best advice on meal preparations and perceived value for money.

Butchers were judged according to three categories namely butcheries with four or more till points, butcheries with three or fewer till points and, food market/supermarket butcheries.

Nominations will soon open for customers of Cuyler Butchery to vote and nominate them as the best butchery in the country


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