Jeremy Stanton is a kind of food polymath who trained at the CIA and has cheffed in kitchens in the Berkshires, Florida and New York. He started a successful pasta company at 25 and learned the ins and outs of sourcing and butchering heritage breed food animals as a consultant to Stafford Meats in Connecticut. Mr. Stanton currently operates Fire Roasted Catering - renowned for preparing entire meals over an open wood fire - including whole animals sourced from local farmers. In August 2011 Mr. Stanton brought his passion for local food to the ultimate level by opening The Meat Market.
Central to Mr. Stanton’s culinary practices and his philosophy about food in general, is the importance of raising awareness about locally grown agricultural products. He believes we all need to understand and embrace the contributions to flavor, healthful living and stewardship of the land that follow when we support local farms and farmers. His commitment to opening a retail butcher shop dedicated to locally raised meats speaks both to his personal convictions about the importance of supporting local agriculture and his belief that the market forces now exists to make such a business economically viable.
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