Exotic Meats & Poultry For Yacht Provisioning

At Gourmet Deliveries, we receive many requests from yacht crew looking to source high-quality meats and/or poultry for their charter guests but certain products are difficult to find and that’s where a specialist yacht provisioning team (Gourmet Deliveries) comes in handy – we pride ourselves on sourcing the best quality produce and distributing them quickly to private and commercial superyachts all over the globe.

Products we source include stable items, such as chicken, beef and lamb. However in this article, we’ll be giving you a few examples of rare meats and poultry that you can order from us to ensure you guests have the ultimate charter experience.


Bison is typically leaner and lower calorie than beef and with such a fantastic range of cuts available it’s no surprise charter guests favour this high-quality protein.

Which cut is best?

A popular cut of bison meat is the short loin primal, which is home to the filet mignon (tenderloin) and New York strip cuts – These subprimals can be left whole and slow roasted, or cut into steaks. 

Potential benefits?

A quality bison steak packs a good amount of essential nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, selenium, and B vitamins and is an excellent source of protein In addition to bison’s impressive nutritional profile, it is a versatile ingredient in the kitchen and a great substitute for other red meats.


Elk is the largest member of the deer family and is a fantastic addition to any yacht provisioning list. It’s naturally lean, tasty and more sustainable than traditional livestock.

Nutritional value

The average elk cut offers more protein than chicken, beef or lamb, and is also packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, which work towards reducing the risk of heart disease.

Available in a variety of different cuts, including tenderloin, ribs, racks, sausages and burgers, elk can easily be substituted for beef in most recipes, though you may need to lower the heat and cooking time, since it’s leaner and therefore cooks faster.

Wagyu Beef

With its exceptional marbling, superior tenderness and exquisite flavours, it’s no wonder Wagyu is the pinnacle of the beef world.

What is Wagyu?

Wagyu beef comes from a breed of cattle, native to Japan. According to the American Wagyu Association, there are only four breeds that are used for Wagyu production: Japanese Black, Brown, Polled, and Shorthorn.

How much is Wagyu?

High-grade Wagyu can cost up to $200 per pound but there is a reason why there is such a high price tag on the meat. Cows must have a certain DNA type to be bred for Wagyu beef and they then have to undergo a two-year fattening process, where they are fed a mixture of fibre and high-energy concentrate.

You can now order online

Gourmet Deliveries now allows chefs to place orders directly from a computer, and to better prepare for the arrival of upcoming guests. Your orders are saved in the system, don’t waste time every time you log in!

The Blue Foot or Poulet Bleu

The Blue Foot or French Poulet de Bresse is a carefully reared chicken with distinctive blue feet and fine plumage. Blue Foot Chicken is also known as “The Queen of Poultry, the Poultry of Kings” and is considered the most delicious poultry meat on earth.

Blue feet?

Like its French counterpart, the Blue Foot has a stunning, vibrant red comb, white feathers, and steel-blue feet – a characteristic so prized they’re usually left on for table side presentation.

Want to order?

Rare, luxury produce is always a welcome sight on a provisioning list because, at Gourmet Deliveries, we enjoy the challenge of sourcing and supplying hard-to-find items.

Kangaroo Meat

Kangaroo meat is tender, succulent and it’s even approved by the Australian Heart Foundation due to its extremely low levels of fat and high levels of protein, iron, zinc and omega 3!

Nutritional value

Kangaroo meat has a very high concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) when compared with other foods – CLA has been attributed to a wide range of health benefits, including anti-carcinogenic and anti-diabetes properties.


Kangaroo is a very tender red meat with a fine grain. The richness of the meat stands up well to being cooked with other robust flavours. However, the meat must be slow cooked due to its low fat content.

Ostrich Meat

Another great and interesting choice of meat for your yacht provisioning list is Ostrich meat – It may surprise some people but despite being a flightless bird, ostrich is a sustainable, health-conscious alternative to beef.


Ostrich tastes similar to grass-fed beef but resembles more low-fat game meats like venison. It blends well with bold flavours like red wine, garlic, and rosemary. However, it can be an acquired taste if you’ve never eaten it before.


You will want to take care while cooking ostrich because it does have a tendency to dry out due to its low fat content. A good marinade will keep the meat moist and cooking it medium rare rather than well done is also advised.

If you would like any more information on the specialist meat products we can source, simply give us a call on +33 628 646 124 to speak with a member of our team.