Our Team

Jim Offenbach – Owner

Jim has 45 years experience in the meat industry. Born and raised in San Francisco, Jim started in the business with his father at a small retail butcher shop in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jim has learned all aspects of the business from breaking beef to owning his own restaurant. Jim and Patti started Golden Gate Meat Company in 1977. Jim has a passion for working with people in the food business and hopes to continue the success of Golden Gate Meat Company with his family.

 

Justin Offenbach – Sales Manager

SAN FRANCISCO • MARIN COUNTY • PENNINSULA

Justin has been involved in the family business since 1997 after attending college in Chico, CA. Son of Jim and Patti Offenbach, born and raised in the Bay Area, Justin is one of our top Sales Managers. Justin is the Purchasing Manager for our Natural and Organic product lines. Justin is young, energetic and is very knowledgeable in all areas of the meat business.

 

Mike Harrell – Sales

SONOMA COUNTY 

Mike Harrell has been in the business for 5 years. He started at the plant learning the products, and is now in sales. A resident of the Sonoma County area for 30 years, he is very knowledgeable about his customers requirements and can assist you with all of your meat needs.

 

Mando Giotta – Buyer/Sales

SAN FRANCISCO • EAST BAY

Mando has 36 years experience in the meat industry. Jim and Mando have worked together since 1979. Mando is our Buyer for Poultry, Veal, Wild Game, Seafood and Specialty items. Mando deals in all meats plus specialties. He will help and advise on menu needs for his customers. Mando is very dedicated to his customers and will help in any way.

 

Skip Sullens – Buyer/Sales

PENINSULA

Skip Sullens is a long time native to the Bay Area. He is our meat buyer and sales rep for the Peninsula Area, and is very knowledgeable in all areas of the business.

 

Sarah Offenbach – Sales

SAN FRANCISCO • NORTH BAY

Sarah is your local Sales Representative. She has extensive knowledge in all product areas and has been a part of the family business for the past ten years. Sarah is the daughter to Jim and Patti Offenbach, born and raised in the Bay Area. She is proud to serve such amazing establishments and likes to keep relationships with Golden Gate customers by dining out. Sarah is very proud of the business and hopes to keep the dream alive.

 

Jamie Lloyd – Sales

SAN FRANCISCO • NAPA • MARIN

Jamie brings a new focus to our sales team, with a 15 year history as a chef in the Bay Area, his extensive knowledge in the food business and a focus on sustainable agriculture, Jamie is carrying on relationships with customers in Napa, Marin and San Francisco. A Graduate of Culinary Institute of America in New York and a native to the Bay Area. Jamie resides in Marin County with his family. With his great attitude and strong character he will continue to build relationships with fellow chefs.

Management

Jim Offenbach – Owner

 

Sales Representatives

Justin Offenbach – Sales Manager

SAN FRANCISCO • MARIN COUNTY

• PENNINSULA

 

Mike Harrell – Sales

SONOMA COUNTY

 

Mando Giotta – Buyer/Sales

SAN FRANCISCO • EAST BAY

 

Skip Sullens– Buyer/Sales

PENINSULA

 

Sarah Offenbach – Sales

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA • NORTH BAY

 

Jamie Lloyd – Sales

SAN FRANCISCO • NAPA • MARIN