Ron Savenor, Owner
As the grandson of Savenor’s founders Abraham and Dora Savenor, and the son of legendary butcher Jack Savenor, most would have predicted that Ron Savenor would one day own and operate the now sixty-five year old gourmet butcher shop and high-end specialty grocer– most everyone, that is, except for Ron himself.
Born and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Ron grew up immersed in his family’s business. From cleaning to stocking, cashiering to butchering, he has experienced every role that, together, has maintained Savenor’s reputation as “The Best on the Block” for decades. Following Jack’s retirement in 1989, Ron took over as Savenor’s owner and master butcher. Under his leadership, Savenor’s has experienced substantial growth, including the opening of a second retail location, expanded delivery and an increased wholesale operation. He also spearheaded bringing in local and sustainable meats that are now a staple in the retail and wholesale operations. He has stayed true to his family’s vision of making customers happy everyday by providing them with the best in quality meats, produce and gourmet foodstuffs while never abandoning Savenor’s underlying commitment to exceptional and unwavering customer service.
Ron currently resides in Acton, Massachusetts with his wife, Amanda, and their two children, Oliver and Isabelle.
Juliana Lyman, General Manager
Juliana Lyman joined the Savenor’s family in the spring of 2004 as the Company’s General Manager. Her management career began in stage theater management in Portland, Oregon and Boston. Her passion for cooking led her to the Cambridge School for Culinary Arts where she solidified her passion for all things food and then to acclaimed Pastry Chef Judy Mattera at The Federalist restaurant at XV Beacon Hotel. She then worked as a pastry cook at the former Centro in Cambridge before assuming the role of catering chef at Roslindale’s Gourmet Caterers where she experienced food production on a grand scale. When he opportunity arose to manage the wholesale operations for the well-known Rosie’s Bakery, she jumped at the chance and spent two years learning the management side of the food business.
She brings to the sixty-five year old family-owned business a broad background in all aspects of food production, as well as proven management skills. Most importantly, she possesses the creative vision necessary to support the future growth of one of Boston’s most important culinary landmarks. Juliana has positioned Savenor’s as a viable company poised for strong future growth. Staying true to the Savenor’s family credo, Juliana and her team remain committed to discovering the best in gourmet food products and providing exceptional customer service.