Having owned a butcher shop/bistro in Germany, ambition and curiosity about what life might be like in Canada continued to perk our interest. Mercedes and Joe decided it was time to explore a new life and cross the pond. In 2000, our family of five settled in Innisfail, Alberta and set out on our next endeavor, a few years and moves later the butcher shop was established in Mirror Alberta in 2004 which then became Messinger Meats.
Joe had a love for butchering since he was eight years old. He has passionately followed that career path throughout his life, becoming a Master Butcher in Germany, winning many Gold and Silver medals for sausage-making.
We have been processing custom and retail sold meats since 2004 in many different aspects. Messinger Meats supplies the famous Italian Centre Shop in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and Calgary with specialty meats since 2014. Along with having established a customer base in Red Deer with an Artisan Butcher Shop and Bistro from 2017-2023.