Ben is the Sausage Maestro. He has a history in kitchens, mostly Italian. He's been butchering for 7 years. He thinks he makes the best mortadella of all time, but no one seems to care. Ben is one of the owners of The Meat Hook.
Brent will do more push ups than you. He will beat you at arm wrestling. He will also make you the best chicken liver mousse you've ever tasted. Brent worked in many kitchens, including Diner. He's been a butcher for 8 years. Brent is one of the owners of The Meat Hook.
The man in charge of all the fine food we make, "Sweet T" is from Baltimore. He's worked in some of the best kitchens in NY; including Pok Pok and Glasserie. Taylor makes the best chicken you'll ever taste, but we're not putting out until he makes us crab cakes. He's earned his nickname by being the most posi guy in the shop.
David originally came to us as a porter and quickly worked his way up to head butcher. He's the fastest knife in the shop by some measure. He makes an amazing tortilla soup, loves playing video games, and all around a super nice guy . David is our favorite bro.
Elle hails from Colorado, where she earned a BA in Spanish, and started her butchering career at Western Daughters. The Spanish degree lets her translate almost anything, including the lyrics to every Savage Garden song (she knows them all by heart).
No, not Tori Spelling's son. Our Liam is a screen-printer turned butcher, who's cooked at restaurants around Brooklyn, and trained to cut at The Meat Market in Great Barrington, MA. He's from Long Island, so his accent might be a little hard to understand. But trust us, beneath that gruff exterior there's a teddy bear (a teddy bear who is also a butcher).
What we don't know about Jon Perri could fill volumes. Jon claims to be from Denver, CO but he's got no way to prove it, and his story just doesn't seem to add up. Either way, the man's good with a knife and can finish a beer in 4 seconds flat.
Mike worked with us a few years ago and after many travels - mostly to the West Village - he's back! Mike is always positive, hard-working, and doing his best to make the shop better everyday. When he's not doing all of those things, he's just a really nice guy with some misguided opinions about fruit.
Sunny hails from L.A. where she worked at Lindy & Grundy as well as Belcampo. She comes off as tough, but underneath she really loves puppies, so she's pretty much just like everyone else in the shop. The background in her phone is an otter in outer space. It's "Otter Space". Sunny will out karaoke you.
Kansas City native, Portland, Oregon transplant, Michael comes to us from Olympia Provisions where he worked as a Salumi King for many years. Michael loves making sausage just as much as he loves Royals baseball. And he loves Royals baseball.
Sam tucks his t-shirts into his khakis. Hes a good midwestern boy who comes to us from a packing house in Kansas. Sam is always on time. Sam hates waste, loves coffee, beer, and cutting meat. Ask Sam about country music.
Braxton is known around the shop as Bobby Michelle. If you don't know you better ask somebody.