Butcher’s Guild Conference & Summit 2014

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Masters of meat, brethren of butchery: The future is here.


Join us at The Butcher’s Guild Conference & Summit 2014

September 21- 22, 2014

*optional fields trips on 9/20 & 9/23

Napa Valley College, St. Helena, CA

Sunday, September 21

Pig Of Destiny:

Follow our pig of destiny from ancient history to the future, learning open fire cooking techniques, traditional European charcuterie, heritage American species curing and modernist cuisine from four accomplished chefs and teachers. Butchery by Josh Applestone.

Labeling Your Future:

Author Peter Hertzmann walks through the labels that define your business and our industry, and how you can utilize labels to tell your story with integrity.

Monday, September 22

Beef Butchery

Oscar Yedra demonstrates how a true master breaks down the great beast. Author & butcher Adam Danforth will accompany with in-depth explanation of highlighted muscles from a scientific, culinary and butchery perspective.

MUCH FOOD, DRINK & FRIVOLITY included in ticket price, including breakfast and lunch both days and a big, joyous gathering Sunday evening at Napa’s The Thomas, involving pork and Templeton Rye Butcher’s Cocktail.

Field Trips: Separate Ticket Price

Saturday, September 20th 

 San Francisco Butcher Shop Tour

Get a VIP tour of the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market from CUESA Marketing Director, with a breakfast pit stop at 4505 Meats booth. Then bop through the city’s finest (BG members of course) butcher shops: Boccalone, Marina Meats, 4505 Meats, Avedano’s and Belcampo!


Tuesday, September 22nd

 Petaluma Farm Day

Adam Danforth takes you through a farm kill all the way to a fabulous meal at an idyllic and innovative farm in Sonoma County.


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