Rare Gourmet Meats was founded on the premise that discerning meat eaters, authentic foodies, health conscious moms and dads and people who will simply settle for nothing less than the best want easy access to the finest meats in the world.
Debbie Rocker and Shelly Youree are making that happen through Rare Gourmet Meats.
Debbie’s family has been in the wholesale meat business for over 50 years and so with a lifetime of experience under her belt and unprecedented access to meat resources and industry practices, she and her business partner started Rare Gourmet Meats.
Debbie has been asked by friends for years to; “sell us the same meats you sell to your restaurants.” The difference in quality between meats sold in markets and those sold to fine restaurants by experienced meat purveyors like the Rocker family’s wholesale meat company (Rocker Bros Meat & Provisions) is easily recognizable to most. Often just one bite tells the story.
“Everyone we know wants to be able to cook with the same quality meats chefs cook with in their restaurants. And who doesn’t want to serve the tastiest, healthiest meats to their family and friends?”
So, says Debbie, we made it happen.
Rare Gourmet Meats: restaurant quality meats for your home and gifting, and Debbie provides custom meat consulting services for those who want even more out of their meat eating experience.
Debbie Rocker hails from a long line of meat men and women. Her family has been in the wholesale meat business, serving well-known chefs in LA’s finest restaurants for over 50 years.
Debbie’s passion for fine meats and love for animals has guided her career, and especially her efforts to find ranchers who have the ability to provide her with exceptional meats from animals raised naturally and with a high quality-of-life experience. “There is no question in my mind, and my chefs agree that humanely and naturally raised meats always taste the best.”
After years of advocating for and supporting smaller, more natural cattle ranches, Debbie, through her family’s wholesale meat business, Rocker Bros Meat and Provisions, has cultivated a group of meat providers from which they buy, the highest quality meats available.
For years Debbie’s friends have commented on, and questioned Debbie about the noticeable difference between the taste of the meats she sells to her professional chefs and those they can buy at retail.
Rare Gourmet Meats was born out of a desire to provide discerning meat eaters at home with the same quality meats they crave and seek out at their favorite restaurants.
Shelly Youree was raised in Oklahoma, in family of farmers, ranchers and lawyers. She spent summers under the tutelage of her granddad riding horses, hauling hay and rounding up cattle.
Influenced most of all by her father, Shelly decided to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. She has developed a diverse and extremely successful career, Her practice is focused on tax-driven business matters, including M&A, private equity, executive compensation, estate planning and family office matters, and she is licensed to practice law in five jurisdictions – California, New York, District of Columbia, Texas and Oklahoma.
Debbie and Shelly combined their professional resources, common love of eating really good food, and like-minded devotion to finding honorable and compassionate meat providers who practice the highest standards of animal care, to build Rare Gourmet Meats.