A Master Butcher and industry expert, Kari Underly has more than 20 years of experience in meat merchandising, marketing, training and education. It is her passion for the trade, lifelong experience and unprecedented expertise that led her to launch Muscolo Meat Academy in order to train the new generation of butchers who will transform the industry.
Leveraging her refined technical skills, passion for the business and art of butchery, Kari has made significant contributions to the meat industry. Through her company, Range, Inc., she was instrumental in the development and implementation of new beef cuts like the Flat Iron Steak and Denver Cut, which aim to add value to the beef carcass.
Some of Kari’s storied achievements and affiliations include:
Author, The Art of Beef Cutting (2012 James Beard Foundation Reference and Scholarship Category Nominee; International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Food and Beverage Reference/Technical Category Nominee), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Training & Education Contributor, NC Choices NPR PODCAST, Technical Advisor, Beef Innovations Group (Product development arm of the National Cattleman's Beef Association), Faculty, IGA Coca Cola, Institute's International Supermarket Management Class Member, International Association of Culinary Professionals. In addition, the media often seeks Kari out for her industry expertise. She is frequently found on national TV and radio, and in print and online media.
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