James Beard Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the James Beard Awards were released this month and we were thrilled to see three of our members made the cut! Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and continue to emphasize the Foundation’s mission: to celebrate, preserve, and nurture America’s […]

Join us at the IACP Conference!

Through the “The Fashion of Food” theme, the 34th Annual IACP conference this weekend will examine, challenge and celebrate the ways in which the food world interacts with other cultural currents. The weekend’s events showcase how food professionals are a huge part of the creative realm, influencing trends in publishing, media, social activism, sustainability, design, retail […]

BG Round-Up

YEE HAW. Here’s all the little doggies we caught on the wires about our fabulous, active, delicious-producing members this week! On the Horizon: Double Check Ranch is building a Thoreau-inspired cabin on their properties designed to give birders, Hunters and nature lovers a perfect getaway. Keep a look out for more info or contact them […]

Cast Your Vote for the IACP’s Annual Awards!

The IACP’s 26th Annual Awards ceremony is going to be held in NYC on April 2 and there is only one more week to have your say in who wins. Along with the perennially popular Best Culinary Book category, there is a new Best Culinary Website or Blog and Most Humorous Video or Audio Short. […]

OUR LAND Wine Land Film Screening and Dialogue

The folks at Greenhorns, a national grassroots nonprofit organization of young farmers, are organizing a tour in Northern California for their film OUR LAND. While the event is hoping to draw together a lot of people in the wine community, the theme is integrating the grape world with other forms of agriculture. They will be […]

BG Duo Opens Three Little Pigs in Washington D.C.

Congratulations to BG members Jason Story and Carolina Gomez on the opening of Three Little Pigs Charcuterie and Salami in D.C. The store opened yesterday and is already getting rave reviews for its Italian guanciale, African biltong, Cajun andouille, Spanish and Mexican chorizos, and Moroccan merguez, to name a few. The recently engaged couple (congrats!) […]

New York Times “Tell Us Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat” Contest

Most of us are aware of the reasons people use when defending vegetarianism. Since you are reading a Butcher’s Guild post, I’m guessing you have had quite a few conversations yourself about why you aren’t a vegetarian. You may even have this debate daily. Too often the reasons to be a carnivore only come up […]

NC Choices Awarded Grant for Meat Processors

Great news for our members in North Carolina! The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center has awarded NC Choices, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems initiative, a $325,000 grant! Over the next two years, small-scale, commercial meat processors across the state are eligible for assistance, including business development and technical training.  The project is expected to help meat processors grow their […]

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