Master Meat Crafter Graduating Classes

After successfully completing all program elements, participants will receive the distinction of “Master Meat Crafter.” A formal graduation ceremony is held to signify the completion of the program.

Class of 2016-2018

Front Row of 8 (left to right): Steven Kohl (Sixth Street Market; Ashland, WI), Aaron Thoma (Jeff’s Market; West Liberty, IA), Dina Furness (Tyson Foods; Zeeland, MI), Katy Lehman (Silver Creek Specialty Meats; Oshkosh, WI), Mikaela Wemeier (Bar 5; Arlington, MN), Christine Campbell (Taproot Farm & Kitchen; Manitowoc, WI), Ben Gehring (Gehring’s Meat Market; Hartford, WI), Willis Yu (Kraft-Oscar Mayer; Madison, WI)

Middle Row of 8 (Left to right): Frank Wierzba (Nueske’s Meats; Wittenberg, WI), Burrowes Gregory (Meat Experts, Ltd.; Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica), Ben Haen (Haen Meat Packing; Kaukauna, WI), Tyler Cook (Self-Employed; Asheville, NC), Jeffrey Bach (Ian’s Pizza Commissary; Madison, WI), Robert Gehring (Gehring’s Meat Market; Hartford, WI), Leif Arnes (Louie’s Finer Meats; Cumberland, WI), Andrew Sorg (Sorg Farm Packing; Darien, WI)

Back Row of 10 (left to right): Chris Wege (Trig’s Smokehouse; Rhinelander, WI), Andrew Seeger (Louie’s Finer Meats; Cumberland, WI), Daniel Noonan (Cher-Make Sausage; Manitowoc, WI), Adam Schlafke (Wenzel’s Farm LLC; Marshfield, WI), Jon Frohling (ScottPec; Summerset, SD), Adrian Jemmett (SAIT Polytechnic; Calgary, Alberta, Canada), Perry Kaiser (Johnsonville Sausage, LLC; Sheboygan Falls, WI); Cody Reams (RJs Meats and Groceries; Hudson, WI), Parker Detjens (Jones Dairy Farm; Fort Atkinson, WI), Jacob Dayton (Dayton Meat Products; Malcolm, IA)

Class of 2014-2016

Front Row of 7 (left to right): Donald Aldrich (Ski’s Meat Market; Steven’s Point, WI), Desmond Johnston (SAIT Polytechnic; Calgary, Alberta), Patrick O’Connell (Peer Foods Group; Chicago, IL), Kelly Gall Washa (Grand Champion Meats; Foley, MN), Robert Gokey (Karl’s Sausage Kitchen; Peabody MA), Henry Vieluf (Cibao Meat Products; Bronx, NY), Timothy Brueggen (Falls Meat Service; Pigeon Falls, WI)

Middle Row of 11 (left to right): Dean Rindahl (Fox Bro’s Piggly Wiggly; Oconomowoc, WI), Joseph Parajecki (Kettle Range Meat Company; Waterford, WI), Shaun Edwards (Jones Dairy Farm; Fort Atkinson, WI), Justin Fugate (Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing; Elmwood, WI), Nathan Inboden (Inboden Meats; DeKalb, IL), Ashley Sutterfield (Tyson Foods; Springdale, AR), David Sutton (Newhall Meat Locker; Newhall, IA), Eric Muench (Louie’s Finer Meats; Cumberland, WI), Thomas Grantner (Peer Foods Group; Chicago, IL), Michael Jansen (Johnsonville Sausage; Sheboygan Falls, WI), Vance Lautsbaugh (Crescent Meats & Catering; Cadott, WI)

Back Row of 7 (left to right): Randy Hurst (Leroy Meats of Horicon; Horicon, WI), Bob Sindermann (Tyson Foods; Fort Atkinson, WI), Joshua Swart (Usinger’s Famous Sausage; Milwaukee, WI), James Hanson (Jones Dairy Farm; Fort Atkinson, WI), Jonathan Collins (Country Pride Meats; Clinton, WI); Jacob Collins (Country Pride Meats; Clinton, WI), Timothy King (Main Street Meat Company; Roscoe, IL)

Class of 2012-2014

Front Row of 5 (left to right): Anton Washa (Foley Locker, Inc. Foley, MN), Jennifer Dierkes (McDonald’s Meats, Inc. Clear Lake, MN), Thomas Heise (Custom Meats of Marathon, Inc. Marathon, WI), Terrance Prem (Prem Meats, Spring Green, WI), Bradley Pearson (Lodi Sausage Co. Lodi, WI).

Middle Row of 8 (left to right): Mike Flanigan (Northwoods Locker, LLC. Clayton, WI), Jamie Cline (T.A. Solberg Co. Rhinelander, WI), Gidget Joyal (Johnsonville Sausage LLC. Sheboygan Falls, WI), Louis Muench (Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc. Cumberland, WI), Andrew Pearson (Sixth Street Market Ashland, WI), John Franseen (Hewitt Meat Processing, Inc. Marshfield, WI), Joel Reck (Ski’s Meat Market, Stevens Point, WI) Ralph Krawczyk (Wixon Inc. St. Francis, WI).

Back Row of 8 (left to right): Nathan Jorgensen (Peroutka’s Meat Processing, Antigo, WI), Kurtis Lam (Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly, Oconomowoc, WI), William Muench (Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc. Cumberland, WI), Philip Schmidt (The Meat Block LLC, Greenville, WI), Mark Hanni (PS Seasonings and Spices, Iron Ridge, WI), David Mauer (Wisconsin River Meats, Mauston, WI), Chad Nolechek (Nolechek’s Meats, Inc. Thorp, WI), Anthony Reams (RJ’s Meats and Groceries, Hudson, WI).

Class of 2010-2012

Front Row of 6 (left to right): Nate Barden (Pardeeville, WI), Jacob Sailer (Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing Inc; Elmwood, WI), Jim Johnson (Otto’s Meats; Luxemburg, WI), Matthew Bayer (Country Fresh Meats; Weston, WI), Jennifer Hoeppner (Quality Cut Meats; Cascade, WI), and Jeff Schmalfeldt (Lake Geneva Country Meats Inc; Lake Geneva, WI)

Middle Row of 5 (left to right): Craig Huth (Richland Locker; Richland Center, WI), Jeff Roberts (Glenn’s Market & Catering; Watertown, WI), Jusdon Rechek (Rechek’s Food Pride; Beaver Dam, WI), Andy Geiss (Geiss Meat Service; Merrill, WI), Dave VanHemelryk (Maplewood Meats; Green Bay, WI)

Back Row of 6 (left to right): Roy Barden (Pardeeville, WI), Louis Muench (Louie’s Finer Meats; Cumberland, WI), Rick Reams (RJ’s Meats & Groceries; Hudson, WI), Bennett Fraboni (Fraboni’s Italian Specialties; Monona, WI), Dusten Hoesly (Hoesly’s Meats; New Glaris, WI), Mike Clark (Lodi Sausage Company; Lodi, WI)