About Us


James has been a Chef for over 10 years, working in the UK and Canada. Originally trained in classic French cuisine, he became interested in vegetarian and vegan cooking when he moved to the West Coast in 2012. James handles all of the product and menu development for The Very Good Butchers as well as the day to day kitchen operations.


Tania began cooking and baking in professional kitchens 5 years ago. Having grown up in a mainly vegan household, she has always been inspired by plant based foods and holistic nutrition.

James and Tania met working together in a vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver, and moved to Denman Island with their son in early 2016.

Mitchell joined The Very Good Butchers shortly after their first summer at the Denman Farmer's Market. He grew up on Denman Island and now lives in Victoria B.C. He's responsible for the business operations and marketing of The Very Good Butchers.


  • Hello!
    I heard about The Very Good Butchers from my brother and sister in law who live in Ladner B.C. They bring us some of your great vegan products every time they visit us in Ontario. And we’ve loved everything! I was wondering if you shipped your products to Ontario? Or do you have a supplier in Ontario?
    Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • I hope you will continue to sell you wonderful products at the Denman Market.

  • When will it be possible to obtain details of the ingredients used at the nutritional values of your delicious dishes?

    We live in Victoria and have been regular customers since you opened. Do you have plans for any other dishes?

    Sandy Watt
  • Congrats on your new store

    We operate "Not Cheese” here in Victoria and sell vegan cashew cheese spreads.
    Presently we have 7 flavours
    We would love to be a part of your new enterprise

    We sell our product in 230g containers and it is a frozen product as we use no preservatives

    I would be happy to bring you some samples to try

    We are partners with Island Nut Roastery should you be interested in any locally made Nut Butters

    Rick Goodman

    Rick Goodman

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