February 7, 2018

Team Features / Part 2

Here is part 2 of our team features. Meet some of the team from our Hereford store – situated on Widemarsh street, they are always busy with people passing by; grabbing something from the deli or picking up their meat. They are just a few of the key people in our business who ensure our customers are always happy and …

Here is part 2 of our team features. Meet some of the team from our Hereford store – situated on Widemarsh street, they are always busy with people passing by; grabbing something from the deli or picking up their meat. They are just a few of the key people in our business who ensure our customers are always happy and go away with the best quality products along with the right knowledge if they need it.

So, let’s get to know them abit better…

Name: Andrew Jones (Joner)

NP Location: Hereford

Job role: I’m the butchery manager at Hereford. On a daily basis I do a mixture of serving customers and making sure that we have enough meat to meet the demand. I helpy the team to get everything ready and presentable for the displays – ensuring the quality of how it has been reared is reflected to customers!

Favourite meat + cut: A popular cut amoung us here at NP but it has to be a nice piece of rib-eye steak – it is definitely the cut with the most flavour and best value. Homemade chips and a blue cheese sauce is perfection.

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Firefighter

Favourite meal to cook at home: It has to be comfort food which for me is roast dinner or cottage pie. A roast is so versitile and can adapt to the seasonality of produce; living in a location like Hereford, there is so much to offer – there is an abundance of local, independant suppliers which we should all use more!

Your top tip for customers: For a large joint of meat (especially lamb and pork) I recommend cooking is on a low temp for a good amount of time. Prep it, chuck it in the oven and put your feet up! Remember rest after cooking to ensure it retains it’s juices and is even tastier before serving it up.

Name: Mandy Prosser

NP Location: Hereford

Job role: My job at Hereford is butcher’s assitant. My day to day job includes serving customers and giving advice. Always having a smile and ensuring they go away happy with the knowledge they need to make a tasty meal.

Favourite meat + cut: Like Joner, it has to be rib-eye steak! Cook to perfection, it is really delicious and full of flavour – especially reared by Jonny Morris!

Favourite meal to cook at home: Cottage pie; it is the perfect dish to serve up for a family meal. It is a real winter warmer and my top choice of comfort food. Make sure you top with buttery mash and lots of cheese!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
All I’ve ever wanted to do is work to provide for my family and live a happy life.

Your top tip for customers: My top advice that I always give to asking customers for a joint beef is is 20 minutes per lb and add on 20 minutes (a little longer if you like it cooked more but never over cook!)

Name: Gill Parker

NP Location: Hereford

Job role: I serve customers and ensure everything is kept stocked up. I also advise customers on any questions they might have.

Favourite meat + cut: For a treat, I love lamb chops. They’re really tasty and tender when served a little pink; simply roasted with fresh rosemary, garlic, salt, oil and thyme – delicious and something a little different.

Favourite meal to cook at home: It has to be a roast dinner – it is the best meal of the week. Traditional and versitile, it can be different every week. I also find it a nice way to round of a nice weekend and ready for the next week ahead.

What did you want to be when you were growing up? Happy! Who doesn’t? Get this right and I believe the rest will lead.

Your top tip for customers: Cook with love. The most passionate chefs and cooks are those who produce the best food and experience. It doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy but using the best quality and a little enthusiasm, cooking can be enjoyable and easy – you also get something delicious at the end of it!

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