Co-founder Steve Hlevnjak started his journey in the meat industry at the Podravka factory in Koprivinica, Croatia. He moved to Australia in 1970, desiring a better life. He had modest beginnings as a young migrant who developed a passion for producing a variety of high quality European-style smallgoods. He learnt from German and Swiss masters of the trade and soon begun his own ventures.
In 1981 Steve built a store and factory in Beaconsfield. He later took on his now business partner Daniel Bicanic as an apprentice. Through his training Daniel learnt the art of smallgoods. Once Steve sold his business in Beaconsfield, Daniel pursued his own business dreams and eventuated in the Munster store (Cockburn Meats) where Steve later joined.
Steve’s son Stiven also entered the business upon completing his butchering apprenticeship and smallgoods training. He has been able to implement some modern technology to keep the business up with the times.
Eurostyle Smallgoods continues to grow and provides a range of their goods to delicatessens, restaurants and other venues all over Western Australia. Their retail outlet in Bibra Lake is also open from Tuesday-Saturday.
Between them they aim to source the finest local fresh meat and produce smallgoods products the traditional European way. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, their aim is to sell quality fresh meat and smallgoods, while keeping good hygiene and providing reasonable prices. All smallgoods products are manufactured on-site in an A-grade HACCP approved food premises, using traditional methods with the help of modern technology.
Steve’s wife Sonja Hlevnjak is also heavily involved. Her main role is importing hard to find European groceries from all over Europe. Eurostyle Smallgoods employs approximately 15 staff. Good work conditions and a happy environment is our key to keeping long serving staff, who provide our customers with a consistent and quality service.