Our Story


Dylan “The Chief” Rogers is a native South African and former Connacht and Hong Kong International rugby player.


While on the road, he craved the high protein, nutritious and tastiness of biltong but found it hard to find. That’s when Biltong Chief was born: in 2015, to bring the joys of this incredible dried meat snack to the Hong Kong market.


Now that Dylan has returned to Ireland to settle with his Irish wife and children, he’s ready to bring biltong to the Irish masses


Bringing Biltong to Ireland

Having grown up on biltong, The Chief understands the need for a high protein, convenient snack.


His expertise and traditional recipes combine world-renowned, grass-fed Irish beef with authentic South African methods and flavours to create the ultimate delicious and nutritious snack to have as part of a balanced diet.



At Biltong Chief, our mission is simple:

The mission of Biltong Chief is to produce a delicious and nutritious snack to power people’s lifestyles, guilt free.


Dylan “The Chief” Rogers has been eating biltong since day dot.

High protein, on-the-go healthy snacking was always a big part of The Chief’s life. A professional rugby player for over 10 years, including a stint at Connacht, it was actually a necessity. Being a Saffa, growing up in the Eastern Cape, biltong was his natural snack of choice.


Living and playing rugby abroad, The Chief struggled to find the quality of biltong that he was used to so he decided to start his own biltong company. In 2015, Dylan partnered with rugby teammate Matthew Rosslee to launch Biltong Chief in Hong Kong. It soon became the number 1 biltong brand and was even stocked in the stadium during the Hong Kong 7s!


After retiring from professional rugby in 2019, The Chief moved back to Ireland with his Irish family and realised there was an opportunity to expand the Biltong Chief business and brand by using the globally accepted and much loved Irish grass-fed beef to make delicious biltong in Ireland.


Born in South Africa. Made in Ireland.


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