Allen Brothers Difference
Since 1893 Allen Brothers has been serving the exacting standards of top chefs and restaurants nationally. We have earned our reputation based upon one guiding principle — never compromise. From the hand-selection of our meats to our meticulous aging methods and hand-cut custom portioning, every step of our processes is precise and performed to your exact specifications.
Allen Brothers is the premier purveyor of the finest prime meats and other quality foods. In addition to our award winning steaks, we also offers the finest, Heritage breed veal and lamb as well as pork, seafood and ready-to-eat entrees and side dishes and prepared desserts that bring an element of convenience as well as quality to the table. Top chefs and restaurants have trusted us as their source for the finest, most consistent, best tasting and most tender USDA Prime beef available for a reason — our sole focus is to ensure that the world’s finest beef and other foods are enjoyed by all.
Allen Brother roots are in the prime market, the top 2% of all beef that earns the coveted USDA Prime rating. However, that is not good enough for Allen Brothers. We take the additional step of hand selecting the highest possible grade of the very best grain fed, pasture raised superior breeds. We also apply the same exacting standards to USDA Choice or higher to ensure that you always receive the highest quality and consistency from Allen Brothers.
Our products are hand-cut by highly skilled butchers applying the same artisanal standards pioneered by the neighborhood butcher. The result is perfectly trimmed and consistently cut steaks and roasts beyond compare. Combined with our patented aging process where we dry or wet age the beef prior to cutting results in exceptional flavor in every bite.
Aging Aging is the technique that makes even the finest meat more tender and flavorful. Meat is placed in our custom-built refrigerated coolers where temperature, humidity and air circulation are carefully controlled for designated times. During this natural process, the beef’s enzymes break down and tenderize the meat, giving it a unique flavor and ensuring utmost tenderness.
Wet Aging In wet aging, meat is placed in vacuum-sealed bags, which prevent moisture from evaporating, and aged under controlled conditions. Enzymes break down the meat’s complex proteins from the inside out, producing meat that is more tender, sweet and juicy with a flavor unique to this process.
Dry Aging Dry aging is how beef was aged until the mid-1980s. Our dry-aged beef is stored in our custom-designed dry-aging cooler where a complex process incorporates an intricate and delicate balance of time, temperature, air circulation and humidity. Over time, as the beef ages openly, it is exposed to air inside the coolers and ages from the outside in, forming a hard crust around the edible tissue. Once aging is complete, this firm outer crust is carefully removed, leaving meat that is significantly more tender and that has the distinctive ‘beefy’ delicious flavor imparted by dry aging.
Highest standards and service Our commitment to food safety is unparalled in the industry and we consistently exceed USDA requirements and set the bar for how other purveyors should operate. These same exacting standards are applied to our personal and knowledgeable customer-service.
The country’s leading chefs and steakhouses have built their reputation upon the quality and consistency of Allen Brother meats. America’s top chefs know that to create a superior meal, they need the highest quality ingredients and time-and-time again they choose Allen Brothers.
We never compromise quality and we stand behind every cut of beef, veal, lamb, pork and poultry that we sell. Just call us anytime to speak to one of our Customer Service Reps with any issue. And because we love hearing from you, tell us how we can make your Allen Brothers experience even better.
“Our hands-on family involvement has meant that Allen Brothers continues to offer the finest meats and gourmet foods for four generations.”
— The Hatoff Family
On a scale of 0 to 10, your service and products are a resounding 25! K.R. – St. Cloud, MN
“Allen Brothers always provides the best products and customer service I could ask for. I am proud to serve their steaks in my restaurant.” Samir Dhurandhar, Executive Chefm, Nick & Sam’s – Dallas, TX
Hard to improve on excellent! H.C. – Burbank, CA