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Hello from Michael & Carol Rogers, Mark Rogers and Scott Glasgow!
“Butchery is in our blood. We absolutely love what we do and find nothing more satisfying than a customer telling us how the roast they bought was amazing and that their family had a wonderful dinner. Those types of dinners, catch ups and BBQ’s are what life is really all about and we are honoured and humbled that we are able to be a part of special family moments like those.”
The history of Stapleton’s Quality Meats goes back some 124 years, established by the famous Stapleton’s family, a Sutherland Shire dynasty and one of the most famous names in this beautiful part of the world. The Stapleton’s family ran this business for 3 generations and some members continue to offer great quality Meats to this day.
Dennis Stapleton decided to retire and sold his business to his business partners, both local butchers and fantastic blokes, and in 2011, one of those owners needed a break from the industry, so the business was again for sale.
The Rogers Journey
Our story also begins 3 generations ago in Western Sydney where George Rogers began working in the meat industry after returning from World War 2. George worked around Sydney, particularly at the Homebush meat works. He had six sons, four of whom followed his footsteps into the meat industry.
Michael and Carol
Michael, his third son quickly excelled in his chosen profession and after marrying at just 20, he and his wife Carol purchased their first store in Greystanes in Western Sydney. Michaels skill as a tradesmen, as well as his forward thinking in terms of quality and hygiene quickly set him apart from his competitors and he soon had 6 stores in and around the Fairfield area. These stores and the changing face of Australia led them into food service and this included serving some of Sydneys biggest clubs, pubs, restaurants and Deli’s.
Michael and Carol moved to Caringbah from the Eastern suburbs and instantly fell in love with the Shire and its people. It reminded them of the way Sydney had been, a great place to raise a family, space to move and good hard working people who said hi to each on the street.
Michael’s son Mark joined him in the business, working part time in the shop from the age of eight, washing trays, rolling rissoles and crumbing steaks. Since those early days both Mark and Michael operated successful retail, wholesale and food service businesses within the meat industry. Also operating a successful restaurant in the 1990’s where Mark also trained as a chef and has since brought his knowledge of fine dining and culinary cuisine into the stores, making it more than just your standard ‘butcher shop’.
Stapleton’s has always been about family, and for us it was easy to see Scotty would fit right in. From humble beginnings, Scotty started his career at the family run butcher shop down the road from his place. This was a small, local butcher shop that had customers returning as much for the meat as they did to ‘catch up and have a yarn.’ Those early days really shaped him as a butcher, and as a person. Over the next fifteen years Scott would go on to build his repertoire working in a Kosher butcher, an Organic butcher, a large factory and big name franchise. The breadth of his skills, knowledge and experience are incredibly unique.
In 2018 Scotty and his wife Jasmine fell in love with the Shire lifestyle. Beaches, big backyards and good friends. They moved here with their two kids and Scotty immediately got in touch with the biggest name in Butchering in the Sutherland Shire: Stapleton’s Quality Meats. It didn’t take long before Mark and Scotty were bouncing ideas off each other, testing out new recipes and looking ahead to the future. With Michael retiring after many years at the helm of Stapleton’s, he has handed the reigns of the Southgate store over to Scotty – while Mark remains in charge of the Kareela store. The pair will be working together to deliver the top quality meat you know and love, as well as their range of ‘heat and serve’ meals.
The beginning of a new era
In 2011, Michael and Mark knew the reputation of the Stapleton name and it fit perfectly with their quest for quality, service and community and so they purchased the business and the brand.
Since then, they have worked extremely hard to maintain the standards and quality pioneered by Dennis and his predecessors, despite many challenges faced by this very difficult industry.
Times have certainly changed and Stapleton’s is particularly striving to show that the local Butcher is certainly not a thing of the past but an integral part of the community. Providing more than meat and snags, but now more than ever, choice, expertise, passion and a friendly smiling face not to mention meals that are easy to prepare or even heat and serve.