Cut of salmon from Second City Prime.Cut of salmon from Second City Prime.

In Relentless Pursuit of the World’s Best

In sourcing the world’s best meat and seafood, we’re driven by a reverence for originality. That bona fide meat you can’t find in the butcher aisle. The meat that’s made a mark on history. Our team goes the extra mile to find it, and we take it an extra mile more to deliver the best service.

Established in America’s Original Meatpacking Capital

Illustration of the famous Second City Prime truck.
A cut of Second City Prime's Bison New York Strip with herbs and garlic.
A cut of Second City Prime's Prime Bone-in New York strip with herbs and garlic.
Cut of Wagyu Bone-in Ribeye from Second City Prime with herbs and spices. aged filet

In Partnership with Masters of the Craft

We have high standards when it comes to our partnerships, because you have high standards when it comes to your meat. Only top-quality products, sourced from their places of origin, cut and caught by the industry’s best. Because in one bite you’ll agree: You know original when you taste it.

Rangers Valley Wagyu Beef
Aljomar Spanish Iberico Pork
Domestic Superior Farm Lamb
Meyer Ranch Prime Beef

From Placing Your Order to Plating It

Every step of your Second City Prime experience is carefully crafted to be simple, convenient, and enjoyable. Explore our frequently asked questions to learn more about ordering, shipping, unboxing, thawing, and preparation.

A cut of Prime Bone-in Filet from Second City Prime with herbs and spices. Text reads

If you aren’t completely satisfied with your products, we want to know about it—and make it right.

Let us know if your order is lost, damaged, or incorrect, or reach out should you have any questions about how to prepare your products. The team is always here to help.

We call it our Second-to-None Guarantee: Second-to-none products. Second-to-none service. All in an effort to provide you with the world’s most authentic, delicious cuts.

Second City Prime founder Chris Maloyan
CHRIS MALOYAN

Founder

Second City Prime began with founder Chris Maloyan’s vision of bringing people and cultures together through food. His experience growing up in the kitchens of his mother’s restaurant and catering service gave him a first-class ticket to explore his passion for food. This, in addition to a love of traveling and a drive for quality, led him to conquer the world’s best meat and seafood.  

Chris brought his discoveries home to Chicagoland to share with meat lovers across the city—and now, he’s known as “The Meat Guy” to turn to for the highest quality meat and seafood anywhere, available everywhere. His favorite Second City Prime cuts are the Prime Bone-in Filet and Prime New York Strip. 

Second City Prime co-founder Susie Maloyan
SUSIE MALOYAN

Co-founder

Alongside Chris throughout Second City Prime’s inception was co-founder Susie Maloyan. Like Chris, Susie’s love of food and travel helped spearhead the Second City Prime model. A Chicagoan through and through, her reverence for the Second City's food scene also played a role in our origins. In fact, Susie and Chris began our catering branch after their success catering local Chicago BBQs.  

Today, Susie manages our wholesale purchases and backend finance. Her favorite Second City Prime dish is our Prime New York Strip seasoned with Second City Prime’s original seasoning, The Rub. 

Second City Prime Director of Operations Vince Rezaei
VINCENT REZAEI

Director of Operations

Food is the second pulse of Vincent Rezaei, making him a natural fit as our Director of Operations. Vincent began his career in food as a butcher, and since joining our team in 2015, he uses his knowledge and understanding of the industry to facilitate our warehouse needs, inventory management, and meat buying. He takes true pride in supporting our team day in and day out. 

Ask Vince what’s most important to him and he’ll quickly tell you his family—but he’s also staunch in his stance that lump-charcoal grilling beats propane any day. Vincent’s favorite Second City Prime cut is our Wagyu New York Strip. 

JOHANNA MARTINEZ

Logistics & Quality Control

Johanna Martinez joined our team in March of 2020 and quickly became an asset to our logistics and quality control processes, ensuring the products our customers order are the ones that make it out the door to them. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Johanna finds happiness in food and considers herself adventurous, both in trying new foods and in exploring new places. That sense of adventure means she fits right in on our team.  

Johanna’s passion for exploring new territory in her palate and across the globe drives her to succeed in her role and enjoy our offerings herself. Her favorite Second City Prime cut is our Prime New York Strip. 

JORGE GALLARDO

Warehouse Manager & Customer Service Specialist

Second City Prime Warehouse Manager and Customer Service Specialist Jorge Gallardo is a chef by trade. His 14 years of experience and formal training in French cuisine have taught him the importance of working with high quality products like ours. He is such a fan of our meat and seafood, he often treats the team to his cooking while at our warehouse. 

Jorge handles all order fulfillments and customer service needs and prides himself on being an important part of the Second City Prime experience for our customers. He sees food as a universal language and Chicago as a valuable city for experiencing new cultures and dishes. Jorge’s favorite Second City Prime cut is our Wagyu Flank Steak.