We do DEER PROCESSING
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Deli & Butcher Shop
We have more than 30 years experience in growing and presenting some of the finest fresh meats and meal selections in the area. We are one of the few remaining butcher shops that offer beef and pork “on the rail” (never boxed), grown and delivered from local farmers.
We have a full catering service for any of your parties and events. We have a variety of menu choices to pick from to fulfill your needs. We pride ourselves in having some of the tastiest food in the area.
Wild Game / Deer Processing
Wenger’s has been receiving, cutting and further processing a variety of wild game for more than 20 years. Although our major source of revenue is Whitetail deer, we have also received Elk, Caribou, Moose, Antelope, Bear, and Wild Boar.
Who are we?
Wenger Meats & Ice is a family owned company that provides retail and wholesale services in the food industry. At our two locations in Central Pennsylvania we provide services ranging from a retail delicatessen, catering and beef processing to deer processing and cold storage. We have been able to grow as a result of our professional attention to many seasonal needs that are typically out-sourced by larger firms, and by facilities that are versatile enough to accommodate those needs. Additionally, our full line of cured and smoked meats have been developed from time-tested recipes and made available to the general public as well as a growing number of faithful wild game enthusiasts.
Carlisle Hygienic Ice Co. plant was built in the 1920′s. This company manufactured block ice and rented freezer lockers to individuals. Home freezers eventually diminished the need for ice and space.
Fire virtually destroyed the Carlisle Hygienic Cold Storage Company building in 1964. Damage was estimated at more than $100,000.
Wenger’s purchased the business in 1978. They developed their business to include retail meats, catering, a delicatessen, lunch trucks and wholesale packaged ice distribution to convenience stores, beverage distributors and supermarkets.
Remodeling and expansion in 1997-98 produced the present day larger, more attractive store on East Louther Street. The ice business currently distributes in 7 counties with an additional distribution center in Newport.
We purchased the Newport Ice Company
2007 to present. While scaling back the Lunch Truck & Wholesale Ice we added a smokehouse at our Newport location and grew our deer processing business by adding a whole line of venison products. That was our segway into making our own beef products such as sweet bologna, ring bologna, snack sticks and jerky as well as curing and smoking our own hams and bacon.
Wenger Meats & Ice is dedicated to honoring God, Family and Country by providing quality products and services at a competitive value for our customers and at a reasonable profit for us.
– Proverbs 27:18
Wenger Meats & Ice is widely diversified. Our success relies on a pool of highly qualified employees who are dedicated to cooperation with each other and committed to providing the highest quality goods and services. Wenger Meats & Ice is always looking for friendly, motivated, detail-oriented people to help us reach our full potential.
If you are experienced in retail sales, food preparation or meat cutting, or are interested in learning these fields Wenger Meats, Inc. provides a unique small business environment where you can develop these skills. Through our distinctive event catering and wild game processing we provide a wide range of opportunities for you to expand your skills and sharpen your potential. Multitasking is a “must do” at Wenger’s.
Interested applicants should posses the following:
- • Enthusiastic, friendly, service oriented personality.
- • Food service or service background (Waitress, Bartending, Cashier experience, fast food worker, convenient store clerk) Note: experience is a plus but not completely necessary.
- • Attention to detail mind set, and cleanliness oriented.
- • Detail to hygiene
- • Be able to lift 35 lbs.
Benefits to being a Wenger Meats, Inc. Employee:
- • Casual work atmosphere
- • No Sundays and limited holiday & weekend requirements
- • Vacation time begins accruing immediately
- • Health insurance available after 6 months