Our Story

The 804 family has come together from a diverse set of backgrounds and regions to establish the brand that is cherished today. From Geneva, Switzerland, to Charleston, South Carolina, from California to Nebraska, and on to upstate New York, we have come together to bring you the exceptional quality you deserve.

We struggled for a long time to pick a name for our new family venture and finally settled on 804 Cattle Company because 804 is the the area code where our family’s story began.  Our paths took us to many different area codes and brought us back together in the DC area.

Our Family

John and Chantal Brooks

Our story begins with John and Chantal.  Dr. John Brooks Jr. is originally from Charleston, SC and through pursuing a medical career left the Medical University of South Carolina to pursue a residency at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Dr. Chantal Ratnavale Brooks is originally from Geneva, Switzerland and while on a medical school rotation met her future husband and business partner, John. The Drs. Brooks started an internal medicine practice together in Norfolk, VA that lasted for over 30 years while simultaneously raising their family in Chesapeake, VA.  John and Chantal purchased the farm in Upper Marlboro, MD when they retired in 2016.

(Photo courtesy of Edwin Remsberg Photography - Southern Maryland Meats)

804 Cattle Company
Get Your Beef On.


17821 Clagett Landing Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, USA