Darren O’Rourke – The Balance Between Craft and Volume

Darren O’Rourke – The Balance Between Craft and Volume

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February 22, 2021 by No Ounce Wasted

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A break from the kitchen turned his life around. What was meant to be a year off the pans turned into a new career on the knives. Darren opened Victor Churchill 12 years ago and has been with the family owned business ever since. he was head butcher at VC for 9 years before moving to the business’ head office where he worked on the production floor during the transition from food service, to e-commerce, then to a combination of both during the pandemic. he now sits between admin and production in the purchasing team as a product specialist with a special focus on production, NPD and a select group of Sydney’s finest restaurants. Darren’s love of butchery and the industry is deep and is born form a love of good food, simplicity, honesty and collaboration.

 

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