Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Meet Melanie Apprentice Butcher with Master Butchers Whitsunday

Standing proudly among the pack in a traditionally male-dominated trade, Mel loves the working environment at Master Butchers Whitsunday and always gives her all, representing a strong female force, paving a way for other women in the industry.
This born and bred local is always ensuring customers receive the very best, perfecting her cuts, and curating her craft, in her apprenticeship with Master Butchers Whitsunday.
Having joined the team in 2020, for Melanie, it was no surprise she has found enjoyment in her role, finding pleasure in creating new and wonderful products for customers, loving spending her time cooking, and enjoying the fun relationship she has with the wider Master Butcher team.
“I enjoy cooking and creating new products and have a great team to work,” Mel explained.
Within her apprenticeship, Mel has flourished under the leadership of Alex and Danni and the skilled butchers with Master Butchers Whitsunday.
“I started my apprenticeship with Don and Karen, while wholesale was processed at the shop,” Mel explained.
“Then Alex and Danni stepped in and have been transforming the shop with a bigger range of products.”
Having primarily worked in the seafood industry in Bowen, Mel is eager to expand her skills and techniques.
In her free time, she loves being with her partner and their three children, who are all boys, which means the house is always a hive of activity. When she can, Mel will be out on the water, boating, swimming, or fishing, or she’ll be on the sports field, usually helping her son’s football team, the Under 15 Brahams and acting at the first aid officer.

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