image-banners-1920x540-c

We’ve built our business on
working with people who are
as passionate as we are.

Kate and Craig met in London while they were both on their Big O.E.

In a classic kiwi case of ‘two degrees of separation’, they soon discovered that their mothers had been in the same class at Whakatane High School in the 1950s. Their fates were sealed!

Kate and Craig returned home to New Zealand in 1996, got married, and immediately embarked on an even bigger commitment – running a business together. Zealfresh was launched in 1997 as a small, home-based business selling meats to local Auckland restaurants.

From humble beginnings (quite literally selling out of the boot of the car!), Zealfresh quickly gained a reputation for superior products and excellent customer service. As the business grew, (stepping up from the car boot to a house full of commercial chillers), Zealfresh became established as a supplier to top restaurants and hospitality outlets all over New Zealand. Thankfully they have proper premises these days – but they have never forgotten their number-8 wire beginnings!

“The main driver of our success has been our relationships”, says Kate. “Over the years we’ve met many people who are as passionate about great meat as we are, and we’ve built our business on this shared passion. It’s an exciting industry to be part of, and we’re grateful to have formed many friendships over the years.”

In 2016 Kate and Craig made the decision to rebrand their business from Zealfresh to Carve Meat Co. This new branding more accurately reflects their passion and their expertise: premium, ethically-raised New Zealand meat.

katecraig-01
alder-1920x700-01

Our Team

staff-500x317-j

Alana Weir

The Penny Processer (Account Manager)

staff-500x317-b

Janine Morgan

The Guru (Office Manager)

staff-500x317-c

Jeremy Mahy

The Talker (Sales Representative)

staff-500x317-d

Craig Luxton

The Ideas Man (Owner)

staff-500x317-e

Hazel Gower

The Butcherette (Butcher’s Assistant)

staff-500x317-f

Wayne Hooper

The Butcher

staff-500x317-g

Daniel Graham

The Strong Man (Stock Manager)

staff-500x317-h

Keith Rolton

The Friendly Truckie (Delivery Man)

staff-500x317-i

Kate Luxton

The Enforcer (Owner)

staff-500x317-k

Alder Whangapirita

The Joker (Delivery Man)

staff-500x317-l

Karen Hodgson

The Doer (Sales & Marketing Assistant)

staff-500x317-M

Jono Garrett

The Thinker (Jack of all Trades)

  • If you are after the best meat, you can’t go past the products at Carve Meat Co. I have been using the products from Carve for over 19 years now and their meat is of the highest quality. When you run a restaurant or a catering venue it is essential to have superb quality product, all the time – which is what they do well.

    Officers Mess
    • Jeremy Schmid
    • The Officers Mess
  • I have been purchasing my meat from the people at Carve Meat Co. for over 10 years now. At Sidart and Cassia we pride ourselves on sourcing the best and freshest ingredients. You will not be disappointed by the product supplied by Carve – and the service is excellent, too.

    Sid
    • Sid Sahrawat
    • Sidart & Cassia
  • As a head chef and business owner you first need quality, then consistency and reliability. The people at Carve have provided this for me over the past 15 years.

    Michael Meredith
    • Michael Meredith
  • For extraordinary New Zealand products you can’t go past Carve Meat Co. The people behind Carve care about where their product comes from and how it’s been raised.

    Al Brown
    • Al Brown
See all
  • If you are after the best meat, you can’t go past the products at Carve Meat Co. I have been using the products from Carve for over 19 years now and their meat is of the highest quality. When you run a restaurant or a catering venue it is essential to have superb quality product, all the time – which is what they do well.

    Officers Mess
    • Jeremy Schmid
    • The Officers Mess
  • I have been purchasing my meat from the people at Carve Meat Co. for over 10 years now. At Sidart and Cassia we pride ourselves on sourcing the best and freshest ingredients. You will not be disappointed by the product supplied by Carve – and the service is excellent, too.

    Sid
    • Sid Sahrawat
    • Sidart & Cassia
  • As a head chef and business owner you first need quality, then consistency and reliability. The people at Carve have provided this for me over the past 15 years.

    Michael Meredith
    • Michael Meredith
  • For extraordinary New Zealand products you can’t go past Carve Meat Co. The people behind Carve care about where their product comes from and how it’s been raised.

    Al Brown
    • Al Brown
Close
carve-logo-small

Carve started from humble beginnings, and has grown to become a leading provider of premium, ethically-raised, prime New Zealand meat.

ADDRESS

2/84-90 Hillside Rd
Wairau Valley
Auckland 0627