Cutting or processing any kind of meat will necessitate having an assortment of tools and equipment. It goes without saying that a set of knives is perhaps, one of the most important tools that butchers typically use. But, butchers do not depend solely on their cutlery. They will require quality refrigeration solutions as well. Without it, they will hardly be able to offer their customers fresh meat or meat-based products.
However, all these tools and equipment will involve spending a significant amount of money. Unfortunately, you might not have the deep pockets needed for buying all these products at the outset. This is why you will need to list all the tools and equipment you need and then, prioritise them. Depending on your budget, you could then go about purchasing these tools in a phased manner.
Some of the most important tools that no butcher shop can do without include:
A well-rounded set of cutlery that includes everything from fillet knives to bone saws to cleavers
Meat processing equipment ranging from automatic meat grinders to manually-powered sausage stuffers
Advanced models of food scales that have the capability of computing the price for the product weighed and printing a label
Walk-in coolers and refrigerated display cases to display your wares to your customers
An assortment of other tools including cleaning products, butchers display tickets, meat casings etc.
A quality storage solution comprising classic wire shelves or polymer shelves to keep your butchery organised
Butcher blocks and work tables for preparing and packaging your wares
Film wrappers to wrap your offerings and,
The right attire including chef clothes, aprons, gloves, smocks etc.