About Us

There’s a new butcher on the block - and we do things differently. Really. At The Very Good Butchers, we believe in butchering beans, not animals.

We’re on a mission to show that making good choices doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour. We want to make plant-based eating as approachable, nutritious and delicious as possible by creating food that’s Very Good for people, animals and the planet (while having a little fun along the way). 

Our Story 

Fed up with the overly processed meat alternatives available, our founders knew they could raise the plant-based bar. As trained chefs with years of experience, they set out to make the most delicious and nutritious plant-based meats they could, and in our humble opinion, they nailed it!.

After selling out farmers markets on Denman Island, BC, our bean butchers knew they were onto something. They brought their magic beans to Victoria and opened the Canadian West Coasts’ first plant-based butchery

A bajillion butchered beans, a Dragon’s Den appearance, 15 new products, and the opening of a production facility later (all in 3 years!), and our (not so) little Butcher Shop is online and ready to put some Very Good food on your plate.

Meat the Bean Butchers

James Davison- President

James

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 oversees product and menu development for The Very Good Butchers.

 Mitchell Scott- CEO

mitchell

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.

Drew Bonnell- CFO

Sarah Hardy- Independant Director

Dela Salem- Independant Director