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Hi there!

I'm Melissa. I'm a valley girl who left a Ph.D. track in English to work for a James Beard Award winning chef. I've been on a culinary adventure ever since. 

I started Bavette Meat & Provisions to serve Angelenos by selling pasture-raised, humanely-reared meat alongside hand-made provisions that simplify and elevate everyday meals. My greatest joy in this business is building my community of conscientious meat eaters, otherwise known as Troop Bavette.

When I'm not butchering, I can be found chasing my nephews, watching reruns of Frasier, playing banjo, and practicing Ashtanga.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? READ ON!