Westside Meats – A Cut Above the Rest

Westside Meats is now proud to announce the introduction of their all-new retail section. After years of providing the best prices and quality cuts to local restaurateurs, Westside opens its doors to the public in order to provide them with the same excellent service. When it comes to steaks, chops, and ribs, Westside does it right. Buy in bulk for an upcoming family barbeque, or shop in smaller quantities. Either way, expect to receive incredible savings in comparison to grocery chains and other smaller suppliers. Westside’s several retail sections feature meats fresh cut in-house, poultry, seafood, vegetables, cheese and dairy items, and even desserts.

In addition to the debut of its retail operation, Westside Meats is also celebrating its one year anniversary of acquiring Dutch Prime Foods, located in Long Branch, New Jersey. Between the two businesses, Westside Meats and Dutch Prime now service the entire State of New Jersey, from Cape May to the New York border, Princeton to the Shore and includes Atlantic City, Philadelphia and New York City. Both Westside Meats and Dutch Prime Foods service some of the most well-known and respected restaurants from the shore to the city.

Similar to Westside Meats, Dutch Prime Foods is an USDA inspected cutting facility specializing in portion control beef, veal, lamb, pork and poultry. Furthermore, Dutch Prime Foods stocks and sells a wide assortment of provisions, cheeses, dairy and frozen products. With this acquisition, Westside Meats is now poised to offer its customers a greater range of products and increased service throughout the entire year.

The DiRenzo family, owners of Westside Meats, are well aware that restaurants have quite a choice in suppliers throughout South Jersey. Yet they remain confident that their quality and service make business a cut above.

The DiRenzo family has been in the meat business for four decades. Frank DiRenzo’s father was a butcher. His son, Nick, now runs the family business. Nick DiRenzo says that the best part of the job is working closely with the area’s top chefs, who definitely know their way around a cutting block. Each has a preference in the way the cuts of meats are prepared. Nick finds this relationship with each individual customer one of the most interesting aspects of the job.

Custom cutting, a service Westside performs well, is important in the restaurant business because of the narrow profit margins. “Filet mignon today is $22.50 per pound, so an ounce is about $1.40,” he said.

The company’s products catalogue occupies 25 pages, with everything from sausages, meatballs, and Black Angus hamburger patties to chicken tenders, smoked turkey and brisket. And while the company sells cheeses and seafood, its reputation has been primarily built on its beef, veal, pork, poultry, and lamb, all cut to order. “We are known for our filets and strip steaks. We get our beef from the Dakotas, Iowa, and Kansas,” states Frank.

“We know the business. And we’re here every day,” states Frank, encouraging local residents to come in and benefit from Westside’s selection and expertise. Westside Meats is open to local shoppers Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7 to 11 a.m. Discover what makes Westside “a cut above”.

310 N Railroad Ave, Rio Grande
(609) 889-2700, westsidemeats.com