Our Story

Founded by a Singaporean husband and wife team who spent a combined 30 years in the advertising industry, this is the first of such a venture for this pair.

It started off as a joke between the two: griping about the lack of options for quality halal prime meat and wondering why you'd only find interesting cuts in restaurants or overseas and the words “let’s just quit our jobs and curate our dream collection ourselves” were uttered in jest. After all, wasn't it time to move on to the next challenge?

Renga (aka the Meat Man) was always passionate about his meats. He’d splurge on various cuts he could get his hands on (to the horrors of The Wife) and experiment different techniques of cooking (this part she didn’t mind so much, except if she had to clean up).

Sophina, on the other hand, was itching to get productive again. An irony when you find out that she’s already got her hands full caring for three young boys. She loves spending her "me time" in the kitchen so it was a no brainer when Renga called home to say “I just drove past a ‘For Rent’ sign nearby.” The rest, as they say, is history. #YOLO, right?

We hope to be a one-stop gourmet butchery providing the best

curation of halal-certified prime meats from internationally-renowned

farms that practice ethical farming methods.  






But what makes us good enough to call ourselves a proper gourmet butchery if we haven’t got the right experience?


For three reasons:


  1. We don’t pretend to be the experts. This humbling journey into unchartered territory means that we’re pushing ourselves to learn as much as we can, as we go along.

  2. We’re consumers too, and we only bring in things that we’d trust and allow for ourselves and our family. Yep, that means no preservatives or other nonsense.

  3. Because we’re not bound by ageing practices and expectations, we hope to turn the retail experience on its head and offer you more than just halal meats.


We’re genuinely interested in learning from other meat lovers so we hope to roll out initiatives such as workshops to build a community of like-minded individuals to foster a robust exchange of knowledge. After all, cuisines know no boundary!

So... that’s our story. Meat you soon?

The Team


    Meat Man

    Founder of The Meatery, Father of #rengaboys (A1, A2 and A3) and too-many-plants-to-count, Protector from lizards and other kinds to Sophina, Rafiq to his Muslim brothers and sisters, Loyal Supporter of Liverpool FC, Former AdMan and Brand Guardian to multiple international and local brands, and Forever-in-Pursuit of the Perfect Steak. ⁣⁣


    Market(ing) Lady

    Co-Founder of The Meatery, responsible for the online and social presence of @themeaterysg and therefore guilty of most of the meat puns behind it. Mother of #rengaboys (A1, A2 and A3), Former AdWoman to multiple international and local brands and forever-experimenting-on-the-next-recipe (blame Pinterest).

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