|How do I become a member?
Membership begins with a conversation. Sign up for an interview in a free time slot on our BG Interview Calendar. Just add your name and phone number to the event details and we will call you. The interview is a time to answer your questions, hear about your work and see if membership is right for you. Am I eligible for membership in The Butcher’s Guild?
If you are a butcher who lives by our oath, then you are eligible for membership.
If you do not yet source from small farms but desire to do so and are willing to present a plan with updates on your progress to The Butcher’s Guild, you can be a member of The Butcher’s Guild.
If all of these apply to you, you are eligible and we are eager to hear from you!
What can I expect from BG and its members with my membership?
The Butcher’s Guild is a support network. So, for starters, you will gain access to a directory of members whom you can contact with questions. The Butcher’s Guild includes some of the most experienced and well-respected professionals in the fields of butchery, meat curing and whole animal cooking.
You will receive Butcher’s Guild merchandise that you can sell or use for promotions. You will also be able to purchase Butcher’s Guild gear, meat books and branding tools at a wholesale price, so that you can beef up your storefront and increase profits.
You will be invited to Meat Camp, an annual retreat to teach and inspire you to greatness in butchery.
You will have access to a network of interns and internships.
You will be able to access online forums to pose questions and participate in conversations that interest you with other meat pros.
You will remain informed in your area of interest with quarterly Butcher’s Guild Bulletins that will focus on specific issues in: Cutting, Curing and Creating/Cooking.
Most of all, The Butcher’s Guild will grow constantly around the issues that develop in our field. We are your fraternity.
How can I use The Butcher’s Guild brand for my business?
As a Retail, Wholesale or Restaurant member, you will be able to link to our site and we will provide a link to your site. We will promote your brand within the industry through member profiles and other communications and initiatives letting consumers and professionals know about your business and your news.
How will The Butcher’s Guild protect the integrity of my business by association?
Why do I have to chose a designation of cutter, curer or creator?
Why the contract?