Food & Drink

Meet Todd from Five Star Meats & Poultry

Tell us about your store:
I consider Five Star Meat and Poultry Ocean Keys to be the meaty meals butchery. There is more to us than just steak and sausages, we have many ready-made meals for busy weeknights. We like to keep everything free range and all local as it is important to both us and our customers.

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What is your position at Five Star Meats and how big is your team?
I am the primary owner of the Ocean Keys store and a shareholder in the Whitford City store also. We have 3 butchers and 5 counterhands and 2 junior employees who are all locals. Many of our staff members have been working with us for 15 years +.  

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What are the most popular items right now?
Our own creation the Jalapeno Poppers are the most popular at the moment. We are also known for our chilli beef and cheese sausages up and down the coast line. Winter is our most popular time for our home made beef and chicken pies.

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What is the most unusual or funny request you have had from a customer?
Funniest request would have to be "do beef ribs have bones in them?"

How long have you been in the food industry and what inspired you to pursue this career?
I started my apprenticeship 35 years ago and I loved the people who worked in the industry particularly the butchers and their sense of humour and comradery.

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What is the best part about your job?
The way regular customers react to creativity and quality of the food we make and their continued satisfaction and support of our local business. We are so humbled to serve West Australians both within the local community and those in the broader community.

When you’re not at the store, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Most customers and staff know I am a petrol head at heart - I enjoy riding motor bikes both road and dirt or cruising in the Chevy with my family.

What makes Ocean Keys Shopping Centre a great part of the community?
Ocean Keys is the right size without being too big and has plenty of undercover parking where everything you need is in one place.

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