The Provenance of Hannan Meats
Hannan Meats sources, produces and supplies a range of fantastic meat products. We were established in 1991 and, all these years later, we still serve our first 5 clients - as well as some of the finest restaurants, hotels and retailers in the UK and Ireland.
Peter Hannan, founder and owner of Hannan Meats, was born into a farming family and grew up on a beef and sheep farm in Co. Kildare, Ireland. He began slaughtering and selling his own meat at the tender age of 11. By the time he had turned 14, he was already becoming an experienced meat farmer, and aged 22 he was running abattoirs in America.
For a future that would be spent hand-picking the very best cuts of meat for some of the most exacting clients in the industry, apprenticeships don’t come much better.
INGRAINED IN AGRICULTURE
Coming from farming stock, Hannan Meats is still ingrained in the world of agriculture. We work with 120 farmers - most in Northern Ireland, all in Ireland - who are all tried and trusted professionals; all producing the highest quality meat we demand.
Continuing that close relationship with the farming of our products, we are also 50% stakeholders in the renowned Glenarm Shorthorn Beef scheme.
Our Quality & Values
QUALITY, PROVENANCE, SERVICE
These are the three guiding principles of our work. When your choose to work with Hannan Meats, you should expect the finest quality meat and provenance you’ll want to share with your customers, delivered with the highest standards of service.
We believe our meat really is a cut above the rest, delivering excellence in product, flavour and texture. We achieve that through:
- Quality control standards that are second-to-none.
- Fastidious sourcing of the finest ingredients from our trusted farmers.
- Attention-to-detail in everything we do, not least our unique ageing processes.
It is also our unerring focus on the provenance of our meat that acts as a guarantee of quality.
Provenance means putting animal welfare to the fore and supporting local farmers. We buy all our beef, lamb and pork from farmers in the UK and Ireland.
We also take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. We always aim to:
- Buy meat that is reared as close to our operations as possible and support local farmers and producers.
- Support the local community through employment and skills training.
- Reduce unnecessary food/business miles to a practical minimum.
- Reduce, reuse and recycle materials and packaging.
We know our clients uphold some of the highest standards of customer service in the trade when looking after their own customers, so we firmly believe they deserve the same level of service from us.
That's why we deliver the utmost care and attention to the produce we offer you. That includes:
- Hand-picking only the perfect cuts for your requirements.
- Next-day delivery of your orders.
- No telesales calls, ever.
Great Taste Achievements
Great Taste awards 2016
Peter receiving the Supreme Champion award.
The Golden Fork (Best Speciality Food) Award
Great Taste Awards 2013
BBC Radio 2 food correspondent Nigel Barden talks to Peter Hannan, the 2012 Supreme Champion Winner.
GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2012
Judging, comments and awards presentation, winner Hannan Meats and Guanciale.