Porter Road will change how you think of meat.
Meet James Peisker and Chris Carter— two working chefs who bonded over what they saw as a lack of transparency in the food system. They left the world of kitchens to discover why and found a broken model they set out to change. They founded Porter Road with a guiding principle: “Meat that’s raised better, tastes better.” Here’s their story.
Working in Nashville kitchens, we questioned why it was so difficult to find high-quality meat for even the best restaurants in our area. As we searched for answers, we recognized that “big meat” practices compromise quality and flavor.
We knew we could build a better food system. Starting small, we began working with local farmers to buy whole animals raised on pasture with room to roam, never caged or treated with hormones and antibiotics. We practiced whole animal butchery so nothing ever went to waste. Before long, we were selling out at nearby farmers markets.
As our reputation spread, we opened our own retail butcher shop and saw the pent-up demand for this level of quality. We even bought a local slaughterhouse for full transparency and control over our production.
Is this what meat should taste like? YES!
Our customers tell us it’s the best quality meat they’ve ever tasted (some call themselves “Portertarians” because they will only eat our meat). We dry-age all our beef ourselves, so even our hot dogs and hamburgers have a deeper flavor.
We now ship nationwide in 100% recyclable materials. With Porter Road, you can enjoy some of the best beef, pork, lamb, and chicken you’ve ever tasted, all at fair prices. Because better practices on the farm lead to better flavor on your table.
If this sounds good, please give us a try: www.porterroad.com
Your local butchers,
James & Chris