The Whole Beast's vision is to produce handmade, traditional, artisan cured meats without unnecessary additives, preservatives or fillers, while utilizing ethically raised, hormone and antibiotic free meats that are locally sourced. The Whole Beast gives customers a tangible connection to a growing sustainable food movement on Vancouver Island, while increasing awareness and appreciation for nose to tail products.

Owner Cory is an outspoken champion of the sustainable food movement with many connections to food security initiatives on Vancouver Island. Past president, treasurer and current board member of The Island Chefs Collaborative (, former board member for Slow Food Vancouver Island and stewardship team member representing Vancouver Island for Farm Folk City Folk.