Contact The Vegetarian Butcher

Contact The Vegetarian Butcher

Jaap Korteweg is a 9th generation farmer and founding father of The Vegetarian Butcher. How does someone, having grown up on a farm among the cows in the Dutch countryside, decide to become a Vegetarian Butcher? When the swine fever and the mad cow disease were holding the Netherlands in their grip, Jaap was asked whether his cold storages could be used as storage for tens of thousands of cadavers.

Having witnessed this disaster, Jaap considered investing in keeping cattle, in an organic and animal friendly way. This idea was great; until the day the cattle would have to be taken to the slaughterhouse. From that moment on he decided to become a vegetarian. But he missed the taste of animal meat so much, that he promised himself he would only eat meat when he went out for a meal.

Contact us to find out more about The Vegetarian Butcher foodservice range.


Phone: 0800 783 3728 option 1.

Burger King's Rebel Whopper® is Here


Introducing the new plant-based Whopper®, targeted at flexitarians

Non-believers said it would never happen, some even called it “Impossible”; but today, Burger King® has announced that the Rebel Whopper® has finally arrived in restaurants across the UK. The Home of the Whopper® has officially bought its ticket and hopped on the plant-based bandwagon. The mantra Have It Your Way® has never been more relevant, with flexitarians now given the choice to go the meat-free way, with all of the signature Whopper® indulgence.

The Rebel Whopper® will be available to purchase in-store exclusively for those with the Burger King app on the 6th and 7th January, before being available nationwide from the 8th January. Just head to any Burger King restaurant and show the BK staff your Rebel Whopper app coupon to be one of the first to try it. 

Is the future vegan?

Vegetarian Butcher Jaap Korteweg is being interviewed in this video of The Economist. A major study has put the diet to the test - analyzing an imagined scenario in which the world goes vegan by 2050.