Cindy Garcia

Is a butcher from Davis CA.  Originally from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, she came to UC Davis in 2009 to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Her plan was to become a veterinary surgeon, so as a freshman, she began working at the slaughterhouse on campus to get hands-on anatomy practice. She ended up working at the facility for almost 6 years and went on to work meat counters in Sacramento CA (11 miles east of Davis) after graduating in Animal Science. 

She was the head butcher at V. Miller Meats, a whole animal butcher shop located in East Sacramento. After a brief hiatus into food safety, she returned to her calling in butchery. She is  HACCP and Safe Quality Food (SQF) Lead Auditor certified.  She currently works as a meat cutter and supervisor at the Davis Food Coop and works with the UC Davis Meat Lab in training and support of meat students.  The growing need for a healthier food system has fueled her passion to provide customers and loved ones with well raised local meat.

Business/Employer: Davis Food Co-op / UC Davis (seasonally)
Social Media: FB misscindygarcia | IG carnifexindy
Youtube Channel: Miss Cindy Garcia

Anything you’d like to promote? “I like supporting local ranchers"

  • Stemple Creek Ranch (petaluma, CA)
  • Mary’s (Fresno)
  • Llano Seco (Chico, CA)
  • Frank’s Basque Lamb (Stockton)
  • SunFed Ranch (Woodland)

"I also like promoting shops that I consider home"

  • UC Davis Meat Lab (Davis)
  • Corti Bros (Sacramento)
  • V. Miller Meats (Sacramento)
  • Taylor’s Market (Sacramento)

I would also like to promote the UC Davis Animal Science Meat Program, the animal science group is looking to start a meat science program - I would like to promote it and encourage university students to get involved in AG.