Category: Member

Trey Nichols

Whole animal butchers, Butchers guild members, learn to butcher, become a butcher, support local butchers,

Trey Nichols The Heart and Trotter (“H&T”) is Southern California’s only whole animal butcher shop located in the North Park in San Diego, California. All of our beef, lamb, pork, and chicken will be sourced from local, sustainable, antibiotic and hormone-free family farms. We receive… Read More

Max Villegas

Max Villegas Max Villegas is from the ocean-sprayed streets of Encinitas, CA, he believes it is imperative for people to fully understand and respect the lives of the animals who die for our food source. His career in… Read More

Francis Hogan

CERTIFIED MEMBER Francis Hogan, Francis Hogan brings more than 17 years of culinary experience to his position as executive chef of Bluestem Brasserie. Hogan’s interest in the culinary arts began at the age of fifteen when he convinced… Read More

Patrick Gebrayel

CERTIFIED MEMBER Patrick Gebrayel, Heywood’s Provision Company, is CEC and proprietor ofwhich produces and sells high-quality artisan meats and food in Marietta Georgia. Patrick is also the former executive chef at the Dunwoody Country Club of Atlanta. Patrick has… Read More


This is an image of Brian Polcyn, co-author of Charcuterie & Salumi

BRIAN POLCYN, C0-AUTHOR OF CHARCUTERIE & SALMUMI Chef Brian Polcyn is an award-winning chef and charcuterie expert.  Chef Polcyn is nationally recognized for his creativity and culinary talents, and as the visionary behind some of Detroit’s most acclaimed restaurants. While… Read More

Ben Siegel

Ben Siegel, Banger's, whole animal butchers, butchers guild members

CERTIFIED MEMBER As an undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin, owner of Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, Ben Siegel, fell in love with The Best Wurst trailer on Austin’s famous Sixth Street. To him, a… Read More

Denis Dronne

Joyce Family Farms, butchers guild members, Denis Drone,

CERTIFIED MEMBER Denis Dronne, Joyce Farms Denis was born in Loire Valley region of France, where at the time local and seasonal food was not the latest trend but a fact of life. His family kept rabbits, chickens,… Read More

Joe Cloud

Joe Cloud, T&E Meats, whole animal butcher, butchers guild member, certified member

CERTIFIED MEMBER Joe Cloud co-owns True and Essential Meats (aka T&E Meats), in Harrisonburg, VA, along with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm. T&E Meats is a small USDA-inspected abbatoir and meat processing facility in Harrisonburg, VA. Joe is… Read More

Meredith Leigh

Author of The Ethical Meat Handbook, butchers guild member, whole animal butcher, butchery, learn to butcher, eat local meat

Meredith Leigh is a writer, and a food and farming specialist. She has worked as a farmer, butcher, teacher, non-profit executive director, and chef, all in search of realistic solutions for sustainable food. Author of The Ethical Meat Handbook.

Samantha Garwin

Samantha Garwin, whole animal butchery, Fleisher's Pasture Raised Meats, support your local butcher, learn to butcher, butchers guild memberSamantha Garwin, whole animal butchery, Fleisher's Pasture Raised Meats, support your local butcher, learn to butcher, butchers guild member

CERTIFIED MEMBER Samantha Garwin is Chief Operating Officer of Fleisher’s Craft Butchery, one of the largest retailers of ethically-raised beef, pork, lamb and poultry on the east coast. Prior to becoming COO, she completed an apprenticeship at Craft… Read More

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