Jason and Garry Rendall, originally from Kirkwall, Orkney, took over the lease for the local butcher shop in Alva in June 2010 and have quickly received a reputation for the excellence of the pies they cook and sell in their shop.
Both boys started their career in meat at Orkney Meat (which was renowned for it's Orkney Gold range) then moved to work with one of the local butchers. Jason moved south and spent some time working with another Butchers in Dunblane. He then did a short stint working in a butcher in Falkirk prior to opening his own shop in Raploch in 2009.
He then took over the lease of the shop in Alva in 2010. Due to the downturn in the economy Jason decided to concentrate on the shop in Alva and the hard work of Jason, Garry and their staff has paid off as can be seen with them winning over 15 awards to date.
Many customers used to come into the shop just to hear the boys speak as they loved to hear the very distinct Orkney accent.
The pies, sausages, burgers, pizzas amongst other products are made fresh on the premises to order as well as their gold award winning St Magnus Chicken which was awarded to them in 2013 by the Scottish Meat Federation.
In April 2014 the boys entered 7 burgers into the Scottish federation burger competion and walked away with 5 more awards and since have won awards every year to date.
The boys are also famous for creating the steak and buckfast pie and also the devil sausage which is made with some of the hottest chillis known.
They are always looking for new ideas and ways to introduce their products to their customers as well as bringing some fun into their products along the way. One year for Halloween they made a pie with frogs legs coming out of the pie surrounded with a dash of red food colouring.
Following on from their success at the Scottish Meat Federation, they entered the World Scotch Pie Championship which is growing in popularity at an enormous rate. They won a silver award for their steak, chorizo and black pudding pie and to their surprise they wond a silver award in the main event, The Scotch Pie.
The boys are extremely proud of their achievements to date, winning awards in their first year of entering competitions and every year after. You can be sure if you purchase anything from Rendall’s Quality Butchers you will be guaranteed that it has been made with pride from the very best ingredients they can source.
Their trade includes a mix of retail, wholesale and now online andthey supply to local restaurants, hotels and now to the wider public. Their Scotch beef is sourced from local supplies and has full traceability.