Chef Trevor Bird was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and began cutting his culinary teeth when he was only a teenager. His career path wound through some of Canada’s best restaurants, and eventually landed him a spot on season 2 of Top Chef Canada. Although he didn’t win the competition, he did come in second place, and used the experience, and a partnership with fellow contestant Curtis Luk, to open his own restaurant, a farm-to-table focused eatery named Fable Kitchen and Diner. He is now one of Canada’s most ardent real food advocates and his passion for feeding people well has now manifested in his latest project, an online meat co-op called MeatMe.co
Meatme connects customers to a growing network of Canadian farmers who raise their animals on natural pasture and in a honest and humane way. Qualifying farms do not use hormones, antibiotics, or any chemicals whatsoever and are also required to provide ample living space, natural and GMO free feed, and high standards of animal welfare.
On the MeatMe.co site, you can actually pick the exact animal you want to buy a share of, such as “Heifer no. 347 | Black Angus”, “Hog no. 188 | Nut fed Berkshire”, and “Lamb no. 874 | Hair bred”. Additionally, Chef Trevor provides innovative and delicious recipes with each order, and he joins us on our show today to tell us more about his culinary career and the Meatme.co difference.