After spending time in some of the Bay Area’s finest kitchens, Owner/Butcher/Chef Travis Day now cooks a daily menu at Thistle Meats that reflects what is being ranched and farmed in Petaluma and our neighboring communities. Beyond our four walls, you can also enjoy your favorite cuts of meat and our house cured charcuterie at your next business or social event with Thistle Meats Catering! From unique charcuterie platters and boxed lunches to full service catering for large events and weddings, Thistle Meats will customize a menu to fit your needs and tastes. We have vegetarian and dietary restrictive options, too!

Below are sample menus and experiences that we offer. To inquire about Thistle Meats Catering, please call (707) 772-5442, email, or complete the form at the end of this page.

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SAMPLE EXPERIENCES - all customizable

The Special Occasion

  • Charcuterie + cheese platter
  • Two seasonal sides and a choice of main: (suggestions)
    • Bone in pork loin stuffed with cognac soaked prunes, walnuts and wheat berries
    • Porchetta
    • Rack of lamb, leg roast marinated in herbs de provence, lamb shoulder brochettes
    • Beef tenderloin, ribeye smothered in bone marrow whipped butter

The Old School BBQ

  • Thistle Burgers
  • Beer can chicken
  • Selection of housemade sausages
  • BBQ ribs
  • Choice of two or more sides

The New School BBQ

  • Grilled chimichurri chicken
  • Sous vide trout with crispy skin
  • Seaweed rubbed Brisket
  • Cumberland Sausages
  • Choice of two or more sides

The Whole Shebang - Pick your protein, pick your sides

  • Pig: Whole Pig Roast
  • Cow: Rib Roast, T-bones, Prime Rib
  • Lamb: Whole Lamb, Lamb Leg or Shoulder Roast
  • Fish: Grilled Mount Lassen Trout
  • Chicken: Whole Smoked Chickens


Sample Sides

  • Pittsburgh style coleslaw
  • Cornbread with crème fraiche and honey
  • Papas bravas
  • Coal roasted sweet potatoes with lardons and chives
  • Seasonal green salad
  • Tomatoes with guanciale, local seaweeds and espellette
  • Sprouted wheat berries with summer squash and salsa verde
  • Pan fried polenta with gruyere and wild mushrooms
  • Escalivada (Spanish roasted vegetables) of eggplant, onions and peppers with basil and preserved lemon dressing
  • House pickles and ferments
  • Seasonal escabeche with bitter greens
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Grilled flatbread with ciccioli hummus and shaved veggies
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For your next special event, Chef Travis will work directly with you to create a menu to fit the experience you are looking to create. Our team will prepare every aspect of the menu then have it available for pick-up or offer delivery for an additional fee (to be determined based on distance). For truly special events, Chef Travis and our Thistle Meats crew can cook on sight at your home or venue to execute a multi-course meal or whole animal roast for your:

  • Wedding - the Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party or The Big Day

  • Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, or Retirement Party

  • Bridal or Baby Shower


Whether you are looking for a unique takeaway gift for event attendees or a holiday gift for your clients, employees, and friends, our range of Thistle Meats gift baskets are where it’s at!

Petaluma In A Basket
Monkey Ranch Lamb Merguez, Liberty Farms Duck Rillettes, Andante Cheese, Della Fattoria Bread

Thistle Meats Breakfast Basket
Thistle bacon and house made breakfast sausage, Petaluma eggs, biscuit mix with leaf lard, jam

To inquire about Thistle Meats Catering:
Call: (707) 772-5442
Or complete the form below.

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