Chris Kielbratowski moved from Poland to Nova Scotia in 1952, a young man eager to start a new life in Canada. He brought with him the knowledge of old world recipes and skill in the techniques of meat processing. In 1953, he and his brother Max opened a meat and deli shop called Atlantic Packers, on Gottingen Street in Halifax. In addition to working in the shop, Chris would sell his products door to door and at the Halifax Saturday Farmers’ Market.
From 1957 through the late seventies, Chris also operated one of the largest mixed farms in the Eastern Passage area of Nova Scotia. His farm operation was complimented by a small meat processing operation specializing in unique European smoked meat products.
Chris was a family man, who raised his children on the values of hard work, honesty and integrity. The family worked together to build the foundation of Chris Brothers and grow the reputation of their quality meat products. They operated several popular retail deli shops, where loyal customers regularly went for all their meat purchases. Max went on to open the successful Brother’s Meat Market, still in operation today on Agricola Street in Halifax.
Born in Zalno, Poland, September 26, 1924, Chris was well known throughout his life for his kindness, respect, generosity and concern for others. Over several decades Chris built a deli and meat business that stood for exceptional quality, taste and uniqueness.
While Chris Brothers were known for great quality products, they were most famous for their old-world style smoked pepperoni.