Butchering is in the Bouchier family's blood, originally from the Western District; Peter is one of 14 butchers in the family!
Commencing his apprenticeship in 1976 in a shop on Malvern Road only a few doors from the current shop location, Peter began managing this shop in 1980 once he completed his apprenticeship; 3 years later Peter and his wife Sue purchased the shop from his boss and began the tradition that is Peter G Bouchier – Butchers of Distinction.
In 1987 a move to Glenferrie Road was required due to the development of the shops along the Malvern Rd strip but in 1990 he returned "home" by purchasing an existing delicatessen with the sole purpose of closing it down to re-open his Butchers Shop, since then the shop has become an iconic landmark destination for quality meat purchases in the exclusive Hawksburn Village shopping precinct.
In 1999 Peter expanded his operation to include the David Jones store located in the Foodhall of the Melbourne CBD; this expansion enabled Peter to expand his range and diversify his customer base which in turn allowed others to taste the Peter Bouchier difference!
In 2001 Peter and his wife Sue decided to expand the company's portfolio and took up the challenge of operating the delicatessen in the David Jones Food Hall in the city. With multiple sites and a burning desire to produce traditional style smallgoods Peter needed to expand his operation to include a meat cutting room and smallgoods facility. In October 2007 this ambition was realised and the facility was opened and currently services not only Peter's stores but other exclusive delicatessens and cafes within the Melbourne metropolitan precinct.
Continuous improvement, innovative ideas and the ability to adapt to the customer's needs is what distinguishes Peter from the rest and he is thrilled to open his new store at Malvern Central – come and experience what many in Melbourne already know!