About Us

Royal Chef Selection is an Australian Owned business which opened its doors on the 9th October 2006. Royal Chef Selection is managed by Dominick Melrose a 6th generation butcher with a family history in the butchery trade dating back to 1883 in Australia alone. This is when his great great grandfather arrived in Australia as a Master Butcher from Glasgow, the son of a Master Butcher. This heritage has since continued uninterrupted through all generations since in Australia. The Melrose Family have been involved in every facet of the industry from growing right through to the retail Market at different times, at one stage operating the largest service works in Australia producing 10,000 lambs per week for domestic and export requirements.

We are passionate about the direction of the Meat industry within Australia and want to maintain the high standards set by it’s peak councils. This is why the Melrose family has for the past three generations sought to be involved on industry councils such as Australian Meat Indusrty Council in which Dominick is currently the State Retail Deputy Chair, so we can influence important issues and provide leadership within the industry.

Royal Chef Selection’s quality and consistency of service is reflected in its wide range of valued clients that include food chains, institutions, hotels, restaurants and cafes. In it’s relatively short life Royal Chef Selection has expanded its range of products now including an ever increasing range of cooked products tailor made to suit individual customer requirements.

We also understand the reasons for personalised service and adaptability within our organisation, allowing us to take on many other production jobs ranging from the processing of blood for export customers, to maintaining our business partner’s organic program by processing certified organic products.

Circa 1880’s The Grovely Slaughter Yard where Alexander Melrose worked for Walter Woodcock after arriving in Australia
Circa 1918 After Alexander Melrose purchased Grovely Slaughter Yard

Val and Steph Melrose in first Butcher shop purchased in Red Hill 1959


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Austrailian Meat Industry Council 
Licenced MSA Supplier
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Royal Chef Selection has a motivated and experienced team of people committed to satisfying your expectations, so regardless whether pasture fed beef or lamb, MSA guaranteed tender, hormone free meat we will do our best to ensure we deliver the right product every time. Royal Chef Selection continues to build alliances with all of our customers to ensure a sound and solid partnership into the future.