Experts in their craft: Wellington Butchery offers quality, personal touch

Joel Orlik is the owner of the Wellington Butchery. Photo courtesy of the Wellington Butchery.

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When you go shopping for dinner ingredients, you want the best value for your money. We all know that food prices are rising, which is why the quality of your ingredients is so important, and that’s why Wellington Butchery prides itself on offering quality meats at every price point.

“Life’s too short to eat disappointing food,” says owner Joel Orlik. “You have to consider your whole experience from store to plate. Knowledgeable staff can steer you in the right direction, and fresh, well-trimmed quality cuts avoid shrinkage during cooking. You might pay a little bit more, but you’ll be happier with the result.”

Wellington Butchery stands in the neighbourhood’s food corner alongside Parma Ravioli, Herb & Spice, and the Ottawa Bagel Shop—businesses that strive to offer high quality products. Each of Wellington Butchery’s experienced butchers specializes in different cuts of meat from around the world, so no matter where you come from, you’re getting a little taste of home. Carlos specializes in South American cuts, Joo Yong (Ryan) knows Asian cuts, and Anthony is experienced with French cuts, like the wagyu creton he prepares. Everyone at the Butchery is an expert in their craft, able to handle all sorts of cuts that might have many different names.

“There’s one where you cut the short ribs across the bone, and it has four different names,” Orlik said. “Depending on the community you are from, it can be called ‘Flanken’, ‘Korean ribs,’ ‘L.A. ribs,’ or ‘Miami ribs.’”

They offer a large variety of cuts that can be hard to find – such as Flat Iron, Skirt Steak and Denver steaks—and if something’s not in the display case, they can prepare it for you in short order. They also sell garnishes, marinades, sauces, and anything else you might need to spice up your meal. It’s not just beef that they specialize in either.

“We have chicken that is competitively priced. Often less expensive products like chicken legs have the back attached,”  Orlik said. “We remove the back, which means, you pay a comparable price with us, but you get 30% less bone in your chicken.”

No matter what you’re looking for, Wellington Butchery will have the perfect ingredient for every meal. Whether an anniversary dinner for that special someone, or a quick weeknight meal, their personal touch and locally sourced ingredients offer both value and convenience. 

“We try to source locally first, and if it’s not local then it’s Canadian,” said Orlik. “The only thing we import is the wagyu beef from Japan and Australia and we have a Canadian option that we added recently in this category.” 

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