Because of geography, interest and dumb luck, I know a good number of butchers. I also know a number of good butchers. But let me tell you about some of the things that help to make a good butcher great.
- Understanding the customer is a great thing. But understanding on its own will not a great butcher make.
- Product knowledge helps when cutting steaks, yet it won’t cut the mustard in the greatness stakes.
- Stocking the unusual is in itself unusual and is a great help.
- Enthusiasm and passion are essential ingredients too.
When you come across all of the above, you know you are dealing with greatness.