About Us

About Us

Meat Monsters is an authentic smokehouse and BBQ business based in Ellon in Aberdeenshire.

It started from a kernel of an idea years ago, born out of a genuine love for producing great BBQ as a hobby, which grew into a bit of an obsession. 

The pit boss Alistair has spent years smoking low and slow, increasingly enjoying the process and the science behind it, as much as the eating!

In his past life Alistair was lucky to travel extensively for work and spent a great deal of time in the southern states of the USA and places like South Africa, where BBQ and “Braai” are king, and it really rubbed off.

So maybe it wasn’t a huge surprise that when the opportunity presented itself, he and his family decided to take a big chance on a second career, and Meat Monsters was born.

Meat Monsters are on a mission to build a local business which operates with a GENUINE conscience in terms of our impact on the planet and support for local businesses, food producers and community.

There are 3 ways to enjoy Meat Monsters food.  We offer an innovative pub delivery service to pub partners (starting first with the Tolbooth in Ellon).  Convenient click and collect takeaway from our HQ using our dedicated mobile app and website and once ready, the opportunity to “eat-in” with us too.

At Meat Monsters we want to do things differently, operating with a real conscience in terms of our packaging waste and the local sourcing of produce, services and supplies.  With ambitions to use renewable energy to power as much of our operation as we can.

So, Meat Monsters will be a challenge!  Simply put, can we do something we love AND be successful if we....

Make sure 100% of our takeaway food packaging is compostable. 

Compost as much of our takeaway packaging and food waste as possible, so it ends up back on fields as fertiliser and not into landfill or onward to the oceans.  

Look FIRST to local suppliers of products, produce and services for the things the business needs, ensuring we are supporting the local community and helping our operation to be more sustainable.

Work hard to assure the welfare of livestock in our food chain.

Try and use renewable energy to become more self-sufficient and minimise our use of power generated in unsustainable ways?

Can we do all that and still create a commercially viable business?  With your help we can!