John and Elaine Telge In 1993, John and Elaine Telge purchased six ostriches and began what would eventually become Arrowhead Specialty Meats. For three years they sold ostrich chicks and meat to the food service industry. Chefs soon began to inquire if they could supply other specialty meats as well. In 1996, Arrowhead expanded their offerings to include exotic game meats and the highest quality beef, pork and lamb. They continue to add specialty food products each year.
Partner and Expansion Looking to increase their inventory and further develop their customer base, John and Elaine welcomed new business partner ~ Brad Feaster to the Arrowhead family in 2010. Brad brought fifteen years of wholesale experience in the premium beef industry. It didn't take long for the business to maximize its growth potential. Having outgrown the 3,500-square-foot warehouse they occupied for three years, Arrowhead moved to a new location in 2011. A 19,000-square-foot warehouse and office space in North Kansas City became the new home for the expanding company.
Texas Location In 2011, Arrowhead Specialty Meats introduced its new distribution partner ~ Clark Feaster and Arrowhead Specialty Meats Texas. The family owned and operated company is dedicated to exceptional customer service and to supplying the highest quality gourmet meats and artisanal ingredients to the vibrant food service industry in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Since our humble beginnings in 1993, Arrowhead Specialty Meats has supplied the food service industry with the highest quality meats, developing the inventory into a wide selection of exotic game meats and specialty ingredients. We strive to provide the most premium products available ~ including Akaushi Wagyu beef, natural beef, pastured pork, grain-fed veal, game meats, exotic meats, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie provisions ~ plus many others. This along with our desire to provide exceptional customer service allows our clientele the options and menu versatility that appeal to their patrons.
Arrowhead Specialty Meats proudly serves over 100 chefs and restaurants covering the Midwest and the DFW area in Texas. We would love to add you to our list. We invite you to contact us with any questions, and if you'd like to place an order, we'll be happy to assist you!