Marissa Guggiana is co-founder of The Butcher’s Guild. She is also the author of Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers and Off The Menu: Staff Meals From America’s Top Restaurants. She was the founding president of Sonoma Direct Meats. From 2008 to 2011, Marissa was an editor and contributor to Meatpaper, a quarterly magazine exploring the fleischgeist. She is an advisor to the charcuterie segment of the Good Food Awards. Marissa co-founded Secret Eating Society, and was a leader in Slow Food, for which she was the curator of 2008′s Slow Food Nation Charcuterie Pavilion. She is a fellow with Roots of Change, an organization to create a sustainable food system as the new mainstream.