Monica & Aaron Rocchino
Owners, The Local Butcher Shop
Monica and Aaron own The Local Butcher Shop in Berkely, where sustainability and responsible butchery are top priorities. The two met when they worked together at the Oliveto Restaurant in 2002. Since then, Aaron spent over five years as a chef at the restaurant Chez Panisse. Their extensive experience in restaurants introduced them to a variety of quality meats, but lead them to lament the absence of such quality in the market for home customers. And so The Local Butcher Shop was born. There, buyers can see all parts of the butchery process, from the whole animal, to the cuts of meat that are sold at the front counter.