Butcher John Trinder is a cut above the rest
AFTER seeing his father slice and dice as a Coles butcher back in 1977, John Trinder knew he wanted to follow in his footsteps and continue the family tradition.
John has since carved up the decades as a butcher himself, celebrating his 40th year with Coles at the Maroochydore supermarket – an achievement which places John as the longest serving team member at the store.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work at stores all around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, including Aspley, Kippa-Ring, Nambour and Caloundra, but I’ve called Maroochydore home for the past 30 years,” said John.
Recalling the earlier days, John remembers offering customers a range of different cuts to tempt their taste buds, including ox kidney, lamb brains and sweetbread.
“Whole side of lamb was also popular back then before pre-packaged goods made their way onto the shelves,” John said.
“Customers today are looking for something quick and easy due to their busy lifestyles, and we’re able to cut their steaks to their liking.”
John is proud of a job well done and said he knew he’d be with Coles for four decades.
“It’s been satisfying and I’ve just stuck with it, and I enjoy turning up to work every day.”
DEDICATED: Coles butcher John Trinder.