Saturday, 4pm – 4:45pm

Master Butcher Bryan Butler will demonstrate a full lamb breakdown and lead a discussion on cooking techniques.



Bryan Butler is Master Butcher and co-owner of Salt & Time. After graduating from Texas State Technical College’s Meat Fabrication and Market. Management program he worked as a journeyman butcher in shops big and small. Eventually landing in Austin, he became well known to his neighborhood clientele at favorite quirky market Fresh Plus and the iconic Wheatsville Food Co-op. In 2010 he partnered with Ben Runkle to take Salt & Time from a small farmers market operation to Austin’s first whole carcass Butcher Shop, Salumeria and Restaurant. He has always embraced the idea of the old school butcher as opposed to that of the modern ‘meat cutter’. In 2017, he was crowned the “Best Butcher in Texas” by the Texas Beef Council, and in March 2018 he was one of 6 butchers that represented the United States on our first national team to enter and compete in the World Butchers’ Challenge in Belfast, Ireland. He will be a returning team member at the 2020 competition this August in Sacramento, California.