Meat The Butcher

Matthew John Trim



“It has always been my dream to run my own butcher’s shop” said Matt; managing director and head butcher of Trims Town Gate Butchery.

I have been a butcher for over 16 years and have been lucky enough to work in some fantastic shops with some inspiring people.

Over the years I have learnt a great deal from the butchers I have worked with, which has been invaluable to me in the way I cut and prepare meat today.

Along my journey I have been lucky enough to perform and compete on some great stages, namely the world famous Abergavenny food festival (twice) and a trial for the British Beefeaters Team GB.

From a young age I have always been interested in cooking, from my Mother teaching me how to bake to my Father showing me how to peel potatoes! So working with the main ingredient for that all important Sunday roast was a natural progression.

When I finished sixth form in Monmouth I went to work with my father in-law at a local butcher’s shop and have never looked back!

  “Dreams don’t work,

unless you do”