Tom Hixson is the official butcher of BrisketFest. You can shop online and buy the same USDA briskets that many of our chefs will use and take your home BBQ to the next level.
Tom Hixson founded the company over 40 years ago. He was the son of a Walworth butcher and came from a family who had been involved in the meat trade for generations. Having started in 1935, his 70 years work in the business ensured this tradition continues to this day.
In the early days, he fondly remembered the market as a ‘wonderland’ of produce, he discussed how meats from around the world arrived by horse and cart then later by rail. In 1963 he founded Tom Hixson of Smithfield and by 1983 he was head of the Smithfield Tenancy Association as well as the Botswana Meat Federation. He had become a pioneer of the meat industry. His expertise was well known and the British Library organised an interview with him to find out the secrets to his success. Details of the discussion can be found here.
Tom was always developing emerging markets. He became a director of the Granville Meat Company when it was established in 1984. Later known as Linden Foods it has now become one of Ireland’s biggest meat producers. The company established by Tom has been carried on by his sons. Tim, his youngest, and the current Managing Director, has visited places such as Argentina, Australia and Canada to source the finest produce. This innovation throughout the years has enabled us to remain a leading meat purveyor.
The honesty, passion and drive shown by Tom has filtered through to the third generation and those involved today. The wealth of expertise and experience gathered over the years means we deliver unrivalled quality and service.