Katie’s Story

Katie is a jerkyholic and she has always been. While Katie was in college, her favorite snack was beef jerky. However, the jerky she was buying wasn’t good enough. She took matters into her own hands and started making her own jerky. She learned that she was pretty good at it and others thought so as well. So much so, they were using their hard-earned dollars to buy her delicious, unique, Original beef jerky.

Katie earned a degree in engineering and fell in love with manufacturing. She had a successful career as an engineer, though her dream of making the best jerky on the planet was always alive. This passion was so great that in 2014, Katie founded Katie’s Premium Jerky and Snacks.

What started out as one Original recipe has grown into a business offering a full line of beef, pineapple, and exotic meat jerkies with more than 60 recipes to choose from. Shop our jerkies here! 

We also produce several of recipes for you to use in your own kitchen! Shop our seasonings here! 

Private labeling and contract packaging are also additional services we offer. Click here for more information. 

Why Choose Katie’s?

  • Over 60+ flavors available including beef, wild game, and pineapple (vegan)
  • Variety of Sugar Free/Keto Friendly flavors
  • Wide range of heat! We have 10 levels of heat with a wide variety of flavors
  • All of our products are Gluten Free
  • Won over 80 awards! Click here to see our complete list 
  • All Products
    • All-Natural
    • Gluten Free
    • No MSG added
    • No Nitrites
    • 100% Whole Muscle
    • Hand Crafte

Katie's Brand Products

Why does Katie’s vacuum pack the jerky?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

How is jerky that is made without added Nitrites safe to eat?

We use the cook process to kill harmful bacteria so that the extra chemicals aren’t needed.We make sure it is dry enough (but not too dry!) to prevent mold.Finally, we vacuum seal the bags and add oxygen absorbents so it will be as fresh as the day we pack it!
We do not use any preservatives in any of the products we produce.

What makes Katie’s process different?

To start with, WE TAKE OUR TIME.We trim and slice the meat then soak it in the marinade. That’s where it STAYS for DAYS! Then it goes in the dehydrator while our experienced jerky experts watch over it until it reaches perfection. Each and every piece is hand selected for packaging.

What about Katie’s beef?

The meat we use is always fresh! It’s trimmed so our jerky is 97% fat free. It’s USDA Choice grade beef which is the same quality you would serve up for dinner to your most honored guests! It’s cut with precision so that the slices are consistent, not too thick and not too thin. This allows the jerky to be perfectly tender with the right amount of moisture to hold in the natural beef flavor amidst all of the other seasonings.

What’s special about Katie’s Jerky flavors?

They are BIG and BOLD! The first flavor you will ALWAYS get is fresh BEEF! After that, it’s whatever the package says and a LOT of it! Our recipes are honed to perfection, and when you find the perfect flavor the challenge will be trying to make it last! Why fight it?

What is the shelf life of Katie’s jerky?

The shelf life of this product will vary depending on the recipe, but is typically one year when stored properly in a cool, dark place.Refrigeration is not required.

Does jerky mold and how dangerous is it?

Mold comes from a different source.Since we don’t use chemical preservatives, mold is possible.Vacuum packing, using oxygen absorbents, and proper storage conditions reduce the possibility of mold significantly.It is very important that you store your product in a cool and dark place.It does not need to be refrigerated.

What makes Katie’s Jerky the best?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

Are all of Katie’s products Gluten Free?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks

4094 Anson Dr. Hilliard,
OH 43026 (614) 440-0780

Factory Pickup is Available!

Monday – Friday:  8am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm