Joined :12/29/2009 | Video Recipes: 28 | Follow Chef
New York, NY United States

Jeffrey Ruhalter is a 4th generation Master Butcher. Our first location was opened in 1920 at 188 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side by Jeffrey’s Great Grandfather. In 1939 we moved to, and are still located at 120 Essex Street in the Essex Street Market. Jeffrey worked in the shop as early as seven years of age by emptying bags of sawdust on the floor. Summer vacation included going to the meat packing district with his dad and grandfather early every morning. Before becoming a full time butcher for his father in the 1970's, Jeffrey had a few successful sales jobs. He utilized his sales skills upon first arriving at the butcher shop by bringing in over 30 new clients for the wholesale meat and produce division, (Day Care Distributors), cementing his contribution to the family business. A visit to Jeffrey's Meat Market is more than buying meat. Jeffrey's charismatic style and consummate knowledge of meat is enjoyed and relied upon by both his retail customers and his Restaurant Chefs alike.