Rob Levitt, The Butcher & Larder at Local Foods

Rob Levitt studied at the Culinary Institute of America and was a highly regarded chef and restaurateur — before he shifted gears and opened The Butcher & Larder meat shop in 2011. The Butcher & Larder has become a Chicago Good Food icon a little more than five years, serving sustainably and humanely produced meat with a heaping helping of first-rate customer service. First located in a small store in the Noble Square neighborhood, The Butcher & Larder is now part of Bucktown’s Local Foods grocery store.

Rob is fresh off receiving a Good Food Award for charcuterie at a ceremony held in San Francisco in January.