It Starts At the Soil

A modern marketplace for quality meats that rivals your neighborhood butcher and is curated by Award-winning chef Andrew Dilda.


We Believe

We believe cooking is an inherently human experience and that meals are meant to be a unifying experience not just a transaction. 


When we outsource the cooking experience to veiled corporations we’re outsourcing a fundamental part of what makes us human. 

From Left To Right : Drew Sargent, Stacy Sargent, Don Canada Jr. Q Davis, Andrew Dilda, Nathan Butorac

Fort Butcher’s mission is to reconnect the modern meal to it’s sources: 

    - The Natural elements 

    - Us 

 By curating wholistic food experiences and delivering premium protein at affordable prices.

Meat Chef Andrew


Andrew grew up in Northern California, around bold and fresh flavors. So it’s no wonder he found himself in the culinary field. He and his wife, Angie strive to convey his passion and love of food to his two daughters, Eloise and Emily. 


Andrew’s got his start bussing tables but quickly found a love for the kitchen. Andrew traded his busboy apron for a kitchen apron. He has worked at some of the top restaurants in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area in his 15+ years of experience. Reata, Angeluna, and Woodshed Smokehouse. In 2013 Andrew made the jump to Dallas opening up Barter on McKinney Ave. AfterBarter’s closure in early 2015, Andrew returned to his roots and took over the reins at Reata as Executive Chef. 


Andrew’s passion for smaller chef-driven concepts drew him away from Reata to open Independent Bar + Kitchen. While at Independent Andrew was presented with the opportunity to consult on a Texas-style BBQ restaurant in Beijing, China. While in Beijing he fell in love with the “fly bars” in the Hu-Tong area of Beijing. The bars had simple, quick, and sharable dishes that have inspired the evolution of Dilda’s cuisine. Find his latest at Fort Butcher.