In 2017, Kari was honored by Provisioner Magazine as one of 25 Future Icons of the Meat and Poultry Industry. She’s a third-generation butcher and journeyman meat cutter with a B.S. degree in Business, and mad skills in software design and development tools. She’s the author of the James Beard nominated book, The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional’s Guide to Butchering and Merchandising.
She was proud to be a judge for The American Pig Farmer of the Year 2016 & 2017 and has been honored to continue in 2018. And everyone knows she loves butchers! Kari has fond memories of being a judge for the Whole Foods best butcher contest and was a judge for Best Butcher in Texas in 2017.
Kari’s favorite role is that of an educator. She travels the country conducting meat training seminars and demonstrations for corporations and meat enthusiasts all over the country. Her work has been instrumental in developing important programs designed to elevate women. NC Choices Women Working in the Meat Business has received national acclaim, and her newest project, Women in Meat Northeast is gaining momentum, fast!
And now, Kari is putting all of her work and knowledge in developing an online format to share with anyone interested in learning about butchery. Range® Meat Academy Online is open!