About Us

There’s a new butcher on the block - and we do things differently. Really. At The Very Good Butchers, we believe in butchering beans, not animals.

We’re on a mission to show that making good choices doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour. We want to make plant-based eating as approachable, nutritious and delicious as possible by creating food that’s Very Good for people, animals and the planet (while having a little fun along the way). 

Our Story 

Fed up with the overly-processed meat alternatives available, our founders knew they could raise the plant-based bar. As trained chefs with years of experience, they set out to make the most delicious and nutritious plant-based meats they could, and in our humble opinion, they nailed it!.

After selling out the farmers markets on Denman Island, BC, our bean butchers knew they were onto something. They brought their magic beans to Victoria and opened the Canadian West Coasts’ first plant-based butchery

A bajillion butchered beans, a Dragon's Den Appearance, 15 new products, and the opening of a production facility later (all in 3 years!), and our (not so) little Butcher Shop is online and ready to put some Very Good food on your plate.

Meat the Bean Butchers

Mitchell Scott | Co-Founder & CEO

Mitchell Scott Headshot
Mitchell joined The Very Good Butchers shortly after their first summer at the Denman Farmers Market. He grew up on Denman Island and now lives in Victoria B.C. He's responsible for the business operations and marketing of The Very Good Butchers.


James Davison | Co-Founder & Chief Research and Development Officer

James Davison
James has been a chef for over 10 years, working in the UK and Canada. Originally trained in classic French cuisine, he became interested in vegetarian and vegan cooking when he moved to the West Coast in 2012. James oversees product and menu development for The Very Good Butchers.


Ana Silva | President

Ana Silva
Silva has spent the past five years with Daiya , where she served as Chief Financial Officer. During Silva’s time with Daiya, the company underwent a CAD$405 million acquisition by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, a Japanese based pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company. Along with this significant acquisition, Silva oversaw a period where Daiya was ranked as the fastest growing plant-based food company in America by SPINS.

Sarah Hardy | Independent Director
Dela Salem | Independent Director
Bill Tolany | Independent Director