OUR FAMILY STORY
We are a father and daughter family owned business. Dave has been in the meat industry for over 55 years. He went to school to become a skilled portions cutter. He completed his apprenticeship and went to work, cutting steaks for Executive Chefs in 5 star hotels and high end restaurants throughout Oregon and Washington. He has passed down his love and knowledge for the meat industry to his daughter, Tina.
TINA AND RANCE SMITH
,Tina and Dave started the business together in 2000. She was working at an Orthodontist office and was unhappy that her daughter was in daycare. Dave came up with a solution and that was to take a chance at starting Northwest Premier Meats. Thankfully, it took off immediately and they made it a success.
Tina grew up on a farm with Pulled Hereford Cattle, horses, goats, a llama, rabbits, and dogs. Her love of animals has been a huge part of making sure their processors are humanely handling and caring for the animals.
Tina and her husband, Rance, work hard to make NWP a success. Family and customers come first. Customers are truly friends that we care about and will take care of, even if it's after hours or a weekend.
Tina handles all of the daily business activities. She is responsible for sales, ordering, food safety, sanitation, quality control, HACCP records, processing, picking orders, and occasionally delivering product.
Tina enjoys yoga, cooking, family time, and her pug Emmitt.
Dave has been in the meat industry his entire life. He has a true passion for the business. The industry has changed dramatically since he originally started. His values and beliefs have still stayed the same. He demands quality and takes pride in each steak or chop cut. He knows the importance of making you and your customer happy.
Fun Fact: Throughout his career he has cut steaks for a chef that has had the honor of cooking for US Presidents starting with Nixon and ending with Clinton.
Dave enjoys fishing and hunting. He takes care of our local fish sales. He hand picks ocean troll salmon from the Oregon coast docks twice a week. He enjoys supporting our local fishermen.