About Us

Great East Butcher Co.

Meet The New Great East Butcher Co.

Welcome to the Great East Butcher Shop! We are a specialty butcher shop & market proudly serving coastal Maine. Our focus is on local and sustainable products, as well as hard-to-find meats and essentials. We're passionate about providing healthy, sustainable options for our community and ensure you that we'll always give you the best products available and top-notch service to boot. We're happy to be your local butcher and look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Staff

Meet the friendly faces you'll see at Great East Butcher Company!

Tiffany McKenna

Owner

Tiffany has always dreamed of having a shop that sold locally made food, and local meat. She is excited to be the new owner of The Great East Butcher Company. A graduate of Colgate University, she spent the first 13 years of her professional career in New York City working in publicity for publishing, her last job being Director of Publicity for Thames & Hudson Publishing House. She is passionate about giving back to her community and serves on the board of Woodfords Family Services and the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation, and is a proud member of the Portland Business Builders BNI group. She is a volunteer Striders running coach in Falmouth and volunteers teaching financial literacy with Junior Achievement. Her best accomplishment in life is being a mom to Tucker and Missy. She lives in Falmouth with her husband Rob, kids, and two beautiful Maine Coon cats named Dexter and Deb. She credits her success in this new field to the amazing support of her husband.

Robert McKenna

Owner

Rob is the father to two children, Tucker, 7 and Melissa, 5. He is the husband to the incomparable Tiffany. He is also a closet cat lover to Dexter and Deb. Rob got his career started in the retail world at Olympia Sports where he was a customer service award winner. He moved to New York City in 2005 where he ran retail operations for the Adidas brand and Paragon Sporting Goods before moving into the wholesale industry with the Rockport Shoe Company. He is currently an Inside Sales Professional at IDEXX. Rob is an accomplished tennis player and anxious to resume his passion for ultimate with the Portland Summer League. He also enjoys disc golf and playing guitar for his children.

David Jacobs

General Manager and Corporate Chef

David lives in Topsham, with his wife, two daughters, and three dogs. David studied Culinary Arts, and Restaurant Management at Le Cordon Bleu, Cambridge. Focusing on French, and Italian Cuisine. He has cooked and ran kitchens all over New England, most recently as Executive Chef at Azure Cafe in Freeport. David’s passion lies in sourcing delicious, local foods, and delivering approachable, vibrant foods to our customers.With our upcoming kitchen remodel he plans on keeping the menu ever-changing, from authentic street tacos, to traditional barbeque, all while focusing on supporting local farmers, and suppliers.

Chris Neenan

Head Butcher

Chris has been a butcher for five years and Great East Butcher Company was lucky enough to snag him two years ago. His knowledge of butchery has been instrumental for the new owners. We would not be where we are today without his hard work, dedication, and ability to make customers and staff alike smile and get what they need.

Jordan Raymond

Assistant Manager

Jordan left the digital marketing field to pursue his passion working with food. He spent four years helping open and run mental health and substance abuse centers. He is excited to learn the art of butchery and everything there is to know about meat. He brings his website, marketing, and social media skills to Great East Butcher Company and will help bring us to the next level. He lives in the Portland area with his girlfriend and two rescue dogs.

Talisha Giguere

Butcher and Head Chef

The Great East Butcher Company would not be the same without Talisha. This rock star single mother of four boys makes the best burgers and sandwiches Tiffany has ever had. She kills it on her sausages, prepared sides, and knowledge of how this company is run. She has been essential in teaching the new ownership what has worked and not worked in the past five years working at this shop. She has an incredible memory on everything from laws of the food industry to how to refill the price gun. How she does it all, we don't know, we just know we are lucky to have her on our team.

Testimonials

Great selection of fresh meat and food. Superb quality and taste of everything that was purchased. It's been a number of years since I've been here and the quality is just as good now as it was in the past. If I traveled into this area more frequently I would definitely stop and purchase something.

- Jon LeRoyer

Fresh Meat · Fresh Food · Great Quality · Great selection

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Passing by, we found the name enticing enough to try it for lunch. So happy we did! I asked David behind the counter what his favorite sandwich was - brisket sub. Sounded like a good fit for my appetite, so I ordered it whatever way he ate his. As a "Brisket Sub" I think he is under selling it. More of a burnt tip, and possibly Unicorn kisses, this sub whisked me away to the wonderful world of "so good I now need a nap". Tender bits of brisket evenly mixed with delicious "bark", and sauced evenly, all served on a soft sub roll. Delicious. Oh, so very. Well done, David! Many thanks!

- Darrell Batton

Prepared foods · Brisket Sub · Speciality items · Fresh foods

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With meat prices climbing at grocery stores, I started looking for other options and was very happy to come across this shop. The selection of marinated meats is fantastic and as a native of NYC, it was great to see Boar's Head brand of cold cuts (they're the best, there's no arguing about it). This place is now part of my weekly routine and it should become yours also.

- Kevin Remson

Fresh Meat · Fresh Food · Great Quality · Great selection

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Excellent maple bourbon steak tips, delicious Key West Whole Roasted Chicken, awesome homemade chicken salad, and much more! We ordered online seamlessly & placed the order and got a same day delivery, that’s great customer service!

- Mercedes Grandin

Steak tips · Roasted chicken · Homemade foods · Easy ordering · Fast delivery

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Just had my first experience at the Great East End Butcher Company and was incredibly impressed! Under its new ownership, Tiffany has so many fabulous ideas and delicious recipes in store for all of us! Her welcome smile, along with the friendly staff, mouth-watering smells and sights of food made for a wonderful experience! I walked in to take a look, and walked out with lunch and dinner for the day! Really excited to have this local eatery so close!!

- Christie Browning Rana

New ownership · Prepared foods · Fresh foods · Convenience

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They've been wonderful during the pandemic - we've ordered ahead several times and they have our packages of meat portioned into freezer sizes and vacuum packed. The chicken is really fresh and great quality - organic and great sizes. The beef was fresh and just really good. We appreciate how clean and nice the store is and is the only place we've been able to stock our freezer lately.

- Charmie C.

Order ahead · Fresh meats · Organic meats

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Nothing better than a old fashion butcher shop. They make good hearty lunch sandwiches. Great selection of different kinds of meat, you can choose any individual cut or get a whole loin if need be. They have local beer and offer some spices for grilling. The service here is awesome and the people here are nice and helpful if you don't really know what you are looking for.

- Dom N.

Authentic · Hearty lunches · Fresh meat · Great selection · Local beer · Great service

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We had the Pulled Pork sandwich, with coleslaw, pickles, BBQ, a drizzle of mustard on aged Cheddar Brioche and it was PHENOMENAL. Full of flavor! We also had a steak and cheese - good, nothing wrong but just did not compare to the Pulled Pork Sandwich! Neat shop, lots of little specialty items. Fantastic wine and beer selection.

- Brie P.

Pulled pork · Prepared foods · Awesome sandwiches · Great flavor · Specialty items

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Love this place. So much selection of types, cuts and marinated meats. I will be here every week for sure. The people there are awesome and sat there answering all my questions.

- Artie L.

Great selection · Fresh meats · Friendly service

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Meat. Meat. Meat. BEER. MEAT. Basically, this store has everything I could ever want: local brews, prepared foods, DOPE meat selection, sauces, marinades, sides. And to top it all off, everyone who works there is so kind, knowledgeable and just good people.

- Erin S.

Fresh meat · Large selection · Local beer · Prepared foods · Friendly service

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Partner With Us

Let’s make something awesome together.

At Great East Butcher Co., we’re known for our delicious beer sausages, which we make by partnering with local brewers and using their well-loved beers to create unique, local flavored sausages.

If you’re interested in partnering with us to create a beer sausage, or have some other idea for a scrumptious, locally-sourced partnership, please contact us!

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Jobs

We occasionally have openings for full and part-time positions at our store in Scarborough. If you’re passionate about food, service, and local fare, please contact us for more information.

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Questions? Comments? Interested in partnering with Great East Butcher Company? Leave us your name, email, and message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. You can also reach us by phone at 207-883-1450.