Jon Emanuel, Project Angel Heart
Jon Emanuel is the Executive Chef at Project Angel Heart in Denver, Colorado; a non-profit providing free, nutritious meals to those living with life-threatening illnesses. He is also a chef instructor at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, as well as the founder of the Denver Adventurous Eaters Club. Jon’s interest in butchery started while working in challenging environments– including Executive Chef stints in remote Alaska and South Pole Station, Antarctica—where whole animal or primal fabrication was a necessary skill. Over the years Jon has acquired a deeper knowledge and appreciation of charcuterie, sustainable meat practices and whole-beast cuisine; and tries whenever possible to include these skills in his current work. Jon is also a graduate of the very first session of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat’s Butchery Certification Program.