Free Management Library

So much of what is difficult about running a small butcher shop or restaurant, isn’t necessarily creating delicious products and showcasing your skills, but the logistic of running the business, and managing staff . This is a great resource for management development. Here is a link to the website.


WBC Challenge Team Meet Up | August 6 & 7

We are excited to share with you that the first WBC Team challenge practice session is this weekend, located at Taylor’s Market in Sacramento. Team members, Bryan Butler, Craig Deihl, John Fink, Lothar Erbe, Danny Johnson, and Paul Carras are meeting to strategize about their cut plans for this years competition.

It is required that the team practices three times prior to the competition, and after this first meet up, we will have photos, interviews and updates to share with you.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and those who donated to the team on on GoFundMe. We will be releasing more information about sponsorships and upcoming practice sessions after this weekend.

2018 World Butcher Challenge Belfast

The Butchers Guild is proud to announce that we are competing in The World Butchers Challenge 2018 located in Belfast, Ireland. Our country has almost a decade of dedicated Brave New World Artisan Butchery under it’s belt. With so much talent and dedication, we know we will be tough on the competition.

We are finalizing details, marketing, and sponsorship opportunities. We will have much, much more to share with our community soon. But for now, let’s welcome:


Bryan Butler, Craig Deihl, Danny Johnson, Paul Carras, Lothar Erbe and John Fink as team competitors representing the United States of America.

Like our Facebook page WBC The Butchers Guild Team USA to get updates and information about the team during our journey to Ireland.

Best Butcher in Texas

If you have ever wondered who the best butcher in Texas is then wait no longer…..(drum roll) Huzzah it is Bryan Butler!

AUSTIN – An Austin butcher was named the best in the state during the Austin Food & Wine Festival.

Bryan Butler, co-owner of Salt & Time Butcher Shop on East 7th Street, won after the final round of the competition. The Texas Beef Council sponsored the Beef Loving Texans’ Best Butcher in Texas competition. Butler beat Dallas winner Shawn Knowles and Houston winner Michael Majkszak for the title.

The beef from the competition was donated to St. PJ’s Children’s Home, a shelter for children in crisis. The beef will reportedly feed at least 600 shelter residents.

In addition to the title, Butler received a $5,000 prize, a culinary knife set and will be featured in a full-page ad in Texas Monthly. (see original post here)

Stemple Creek Ranch | Vacation and Event Venue

Stemple Creek was a sponsor of our Butchers Guild Meat Conference’s all three years and we are so grateful for their support and fond of the company. Now, in addition to supplying the greater bay area with delicious, responsibly farmed grass-fed beef, they will host your event or vacation stay!

This rustic, cozy cabin at Stemple Creek Ranch (West Marin) is not to be missed. It is just a few miles from the ocean and boasts a private deck with BBQ, kitchenette, loft for sleeping, and views of the countryside that stretch for miles. We also have an event venue (outdoor spaces and a beautiful barn) if you are looking for somewhere to host a party, wedding, or corporate event. Click the link here for more details


Pure Charcuterie

Pure Charcuterie is available for pre-order! Click link to make it happen, and you’ll get a signed copy plus a free gift in November.

If you’re wondering why you should do this instead of pre-ordering from other people: pre-orders allow me to recover costs incurred in writing and crafting the book, and allow me to plan ahead in terms of offering classes and events for folks who want to gain hands-on learning. Plus, when you buy books direct from the author, the artist actually gets the dough. Like that whole local food thing? Yeah. Same same. 


If you speak french Or enjoy throwback brand-extension-headers like this one, you will enjoy this overseas blog called Nakide and their coverage of The Butchers Guild just like I did.

I am always amazed at all the fascinating, wonderful emails I get from all over the world showing the impact of The Butchers Guild and its members. If you ever wonder wether or not your efforts and hard work are being noticed. Trust us, they are.

Sidekick job available with Bob the Beekeeper? Need we say more?

What does Beekeeping and Butchery have in common? I think they’re both a worthwhile trade.

Link to Original Post

I am no longer able to work our hives and need someone to do that for me.  We keep bees for the pleasure of having them in our garden, working the fruit trees, and would be glad to pay for the help and give you our honey.  We live in Rincon Valley on the east side of Santa Rosa.


Bob Higham

First Hand Foods is hiring | North Carolina

  • Please consider applying for our full-time Operations Assistant position (description attached).  Deadline for submissions is May 5th.

    The Local Meat Operations Assistant is expected to:

    • Drive company vehicle to pick up meat products at cooperating processors and deliver to company warehouse.
    • Carefully unload meat products into designated storage areas, including loading boxes onto pallets and using a pallet jack to transport product within the warehouse.
    • Ensure food safety and temperature control procedures are practiced at all times.
    • Take product inventory and pack customer orders under the guidance of the Operations Manager.
    • Develop and maintain familiarity with customer orders and preferences.
    • Deliver selected Triangle-based orders in company vehicle.
    • Assist with maintaining accurate records of temperatures and delivery

      conditions as required by our food safety and cold-chain supply

      management protocols.

    • Maintain a clean and organized inventory warehouse space.
    • Participate in staff meetings and trainings, as needed.
    • Understand policies & practices that are relevant to our mission and be able

      to articulate these to the general public as part of consumer education and outreach to connect local, pasture-based livestock producers with local markets.

      Note: This position requires routinely working in cold temperatures and lifting 50 lb. boxes overhead.

      The Local Meat Operations Assistant reports directly to Firsthand Foods’ Co-CEO Jennifer Curtis.

      This is a full-time position.

This job requires routinely working in cold temperatures and lifting 50 lb boxes overhead.
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