Starting at the tender age of 8 years old, I learned to cook, carve up an entire side of beef, and even grind my own sausage. I was able to do this by using old traditional recipes so that my customers would feel like they were eating a home cooked meal made by their own Grandma and Grandpa of days gone by. I spent over 40 years working and serving right along side my father at Victor’s Meat and Deli.
Working side by side with my father and learning what it takes to really please people. Greeting them like family or an old friend as they walked through the door with their orders for a special occasion like a family gathering, the Holidays, or maybe just a quiet dinner for two.
I learned to pay attention to even the smallest of details to ensure that I feed not only the body, but the mind and soul as well — which I have found my customers have always appreciated, and they know I appreciate them as well. When my father Victor Sr. retired I took over that wonderful place, but had a hankering to open something of my own completely from scratch.
Well, I’ve done that. I opened Victor Jr’s in March of 2000, a quality food establishment where everything from A to Z is made 100% from scratch. We just celebrated our 16th birthday! People ask, “What is the secret to our success?” I don’t know if it’s a secret, but serving quality food is of the utmost importance. First and foremost, we here at Victor Jr’s. skimp on nothing, we cut no corners. Secondly, my staff and I put out our best for everyone that walks through our door. People’s taste buds haven’t changed, I just think that sometimes in the midst of our busy on-the-go lives we can get used to mediocrity.
At Victor Jr’s, our food is made in old style tradition, always from the freshest ingredients and always from scratch. The homework, is really knowing your product, which I can say with pride that at Victor Jr’s, we certainly do. What makes us unique is that we can provide a variety of delicious food made fresh daily, along with great service and a smile! Only time will tell what’s in store for Victor Jr’s, but I am excited and proud to be a part of the continuous growth of our wonderful Culver City.
I feel both blessed and privileged everyday to be able to serve such wonderful customers and contribute to this community. Come in and visit us soon….”You’ll wish you could cook this good!”