Why pick International Meat Company as your partner?
International Meat Company has been around since 1952 and delivers innovative profit driven ideas with consistent quality and superior service. You receive the benefits of our strategic investments in state-of-the-art processing technologies that increase efficiency and lower production costs enabling us to pass these savings on to you. Our meats are hand selected then carefully cut by our Master Butchers, your meat is aged and cut to your precise specifications. We diligently weigh each piece to assure portion control so you can best manage your costs, inventory and margins.
With IMC as your partner, you can rely on achieving your quality and profit goals.
Our number one objective is to help our customer’s bottom line with creative programs that provide stable food costs and predictable margins. We want to provide you with total consistency from order to order, week to week and year to year. This is exactly why some of the most exclusive restaurants in the country entrust their reputation to International Meat Company.
Wet & Dry Aging Methods, Trends & Benefits
When beef is properly aged it has a deeper richer flavor and increased tenderness. Wet and Dry Aging are the primary methods used today. Wet Aging is performed in a “vacuum sealed” environment for 3-4 weeks. Dry Aging occurs in a highly controlled open air environment for between 28-50 days and beyond if desired by the customer.
In wet aging, the meat is placed in vacuum-sealed bags, which prevent moisture from evaporating, and aged under controlled conditions. The enzymes then break down the meat’s complex proteins from the inside out, producing meat that is more tender with a flavor unique to this process.
Today’s dining trends favor the luxury of Dry Aging – it is an old-world time-honored process which produces the richest meat flavors and textures. Our dry aged beef is laid out on racks in our humidity controlled cooler to age for at least 30 days where the moisture in the meat is allowed to escape. Evaporation shrinks the beef, concentrating its flavor as it softens the meat. Additionally, the proteins and fats go through a transformation as well through decomposition of enzymes in the meat. Over time, as the beef ages on our racks, it is exposed to air inside the coolers and ages from the outside in, forming a hard curst around the edible tissue. Once aging is complete, this firm outer crust is carefully removed. The result is superb beef with an extraordinarily rich flavor and buttery texture.
International Meat Company maintains a dedicated Dry Aging Room. Our state-of-the-art aging cooler is monitored for precise temperature, relative humidity and air circulation. We also incorporate specific UV lighting to further ingratiate the process.
Wet Aged and Dry Aged meats enhance menu flavor profiles and provide more profitable catering to steak lovers. International Meat Company tailors wet aging and dry aging programs to fit each of our customer’s needs and provides training to your wait staff and managers upon request. Increased knowledge and confidence on their part, means increased sales and profits for your business.
Expertise & Customization
What is a Master Butcher? Master Butchers hold the highest ranking in their field, they understand meat operations and merchandising from beginning to end, know how age rotation is handled, and able to cut and get the highest yield out of every type of meat and train others how to cut meat.
International Meat Company Master Butchers work directly with our sales team to set up cut programs, customize meat selection and packaging to desired specs.
Our Center-Of-The-Plate portion control program brings you the finest quality steaks and chops from properly aged beef, veal, pork and lamb. Each cut is carefully crafted for you by Master Butchers in our USDA inspected meat processing facility.
We custom cut and package to your exact specifications. Attention to detail, pride in workmanship, and a commitment to consistent quality is what our center-of-the-plate program brings to your table.
Portion Cut Steaks & Chops
Cost Management & Consistency
International Meat Company Portion Cut Steaks & Chops provide chefs and restaurateurs with cost control and consistent quality. We can assist you in determining the best cut and trim methods for each cut of meat to hit your food cost goals. We work with our customers to create their own portion cut programs. Our Master Butchers will cut your steaks and chops from properly aged raw materials to exact size and trim specifications.
Personalized portion control programs deliver 100% yield, reduced labor costs, accurate inventory control and longer shelf life.
Custom Grinding, Unique Cuts, Special Fabrication, Private Label, eCommerce Order Fulfillment
International Meat Company provides a variety of specialized meat processing, packing, merchandising services:
We offer a variety of premium gourmet burgers made from USDA Choice, Prime, All Natural and Grass Fed beef in a selection of custom blends. Do you have a special ground beef or burger blend? IMC can produce it for you with safety tested raw materials under USDA Inspection. Using our custom grinding operation, you can pick your own custom blend and we’ll produce it for you with the safest state-of-the-art production.
Unique & Custom Specific Portion Cut Products
Do you have a unique portion control cut that sets you apart? Our Master Butchers will work with you to fabricate it for you to your exact specifications under USDA Inspection. We’ll set your unique item up proprietary to your operation and save you the time, labor and energy of your cutting it on your own.
Custom Product Development
Many of our customers have original and different ideas for their menus with limited resources or capacity to make them in-house. Our Corporate Chef and Master Butchers can work with you to develop new products and then produce them for you at our plant. IMC has worked with numerous customers to develop customized items such as marinated beef slices, special cut pork loins, veal short ribs and more. Leverage our resources with your ideas to run your operation profitably.
Co-Packing & Private Label
We are happy to cut, fabricate and pack products for you under your own private label. We can work with your raw materials or procure them for you and provide one-stop turnkey service.
eCommerce Order Fulfillment
International’s eCommerce Order Fulfillment Service enables you to offer customers the ability to purchase your meats online for gift giving and personal use. Adding eCommerce capability to your business provides: new profit streams via the web, builds customer loyalty, the ability to cross promote your restaurant(s) and the opportunity to expand your brand nationwide.
International will take care of your product fabrication, order assembly, inventory management, product packaging, shipping and handling using your company’s image and identity. Our program is highly flexible and customizable to fit your specific needs in a very timely and cost- effective manner. We have the experience and expertise to help deliver excellence to your customers.