West Asheville 828.417.7081 | Black Mountain 828.357.9029 | Food Truck 828.606.9372 | Everything Else 828.357.7206 info@foothillslocalmeats.com

Meat the Foothills Team

FOOTHILLS EMPLOYS ONLY THE FINEST PASTURED INDIVIDUALS
Our staff is raised with constant access to forage and without the routine use of antibiotics or added hormones.

Casey McKissick

Casey McKissick

General Manager/Owner/Co-Founder

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Casey McKissick has worked in and on local food systems since 1998 in various capacities including agricultural production, supply chain development, processing and distribution, retail and food-service as well as an educator. Casey served as an Agriculture Teacher in public high school for 9 years, as the Local Meat Extension Specialist for NC State University and as a farmer, private consultant and small business owner. Casey is a proud father of 4 boys (2 by birth, 2 by good luck) and enjoys being at home cooking and spending time with his family.
Dave Kane

Dave Kane

Executive Chef

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Dave Kane serves as Executive Chef for Foothills Meats. Chef Kane brings 14 years of experience in the culinary industry, having most recently served as Chef de Cuisine at Asheville’s Rhubarb since 2013 and, prior to that, at Cucina 24. Originally from Maryland, Dave spent his early years on the cattle and sheep farm his father managed. Raised by a one-time cowboy father and a lifelong Francophile mother with a deep love of classic French food and cooking, he was instilled with an appreciation for every aspect of the food system.
Kenzie Kraebber

Kenzie Kraebber

Director of Operations

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Carolina girl through and through, Kenzie has been in the Asheville food scene since the early 2000’s. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Kenzie has been called a “restaurant extraordinaire.” With years of experience working on the line and as a pastry chef, as well as in multiple positions in the front of house, she now knows this business like the back of her hand.

After a few years of being a nomad and traveling to Nashville, TN and New York City, NY,  she has found her way back to Asheville, for what she says is for good. Formerly the pastry chef at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro here in Asheville, NC as well as a short stint at Gray & Dudley in Nashville, TN, she is using her pastry chef level of attention to detail and organization to help the Foothills Team behind the scenes in her final frontier of the restaurant world; as Director of Operations and general creative problem solver.

Kenzie is a lover of chicken liver pâté, rosé, and all dogs.

Owen Lane

Owen Lane

Chef, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen West Asheville

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Originally from Franklin, TN, Owen Lane has been cooking since he was a child. Cooking with his mother and grandmother lead to a life long passion for food and the bonds it can create. A chef for over 20 years, Owen has worked from Boulder, Co to Nashville, TN and everywhere in-between. He is most well known for his work in the Richmond, VA area with his award winning restaurants, Magpie and Vagabond. He has been featured in multiple culinary and lifestyle publications, including Bon Appetit, Saveur, Southern Living and many local RVA publications. Focus on locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, as well as utilizing wild game has always been of utmost importance, spurring from memories of going hunting with his father as a kid.

In his free time, Owen enjoys spending time with his family and friends, taking his dog Jax to the dog park, drinking rosé, and going antiquing.

Rachel Freihoff-Lewin

Rachel Freihoff-Lewin

Chef, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen Black Mountain

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Rachel grew up in the mountains of Maine, moving to Asheville in 2009. After a year and a half at Warren Wilson College she decided to follow her true love of being in the kitchen, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at AB Tech. She started working at Curate as an intern, and continued there until she left to work with John Fleer and open Rhubarb in fall 2013; staying there for three and a half years. She has currently been employed as the Sous Chef at Knife & Fork in Spruce Pine, and is excited to be joining the team as the Chef of the Butcher Bar in Black Mountain. She has fond memories of spending lots of time with her Mom, and Grandmas in the kitchen absorbing their different Northern and Southern styles of cooking. She loves animals, traveling, cheese, offal, and is also on the rose train.
Joe Penton

Joe Penton

Sous Chef, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen West Asheville

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I am from Gettysburg, PA where I was raised on a small farm with my parents and my two brothers. We raised steers for beef and chickens for eggs, so I guess you can say I’ve been eating local meats all my life! I started working for restaurants at 14 and moved my way up the chain and became a sous chef for a local brewery and pub in Harrisburg, PA. I decided to move to Asheville for two of my favorite things in the world; food and beer. I’m excited to be serving up the great meats from Foothills and hope to keep up the great standard of quality that the name keeps!
Ali Wainright

Ali Wainright

Bar Manager

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Ali has worked behind bars for twelve years, starting green in Savannah, Georgia at 21. She earned a degree in traditional photography at SCAD, then relocated to Asheville after college. She is enthusiastic about creating a comfortable & non-pretentious bar environment- set with mood lighting, fun music and interesting cocktails. After many years of working strictly with beverages and learning about wine, Ali decided to spend a year gaining knowledge about the back of house world in AB Tech’s culinary program. She went on to intern at Cucina 24, and is now striving to learn to butcher with Foothills. Ali spent eight of her formative years as a vegetarian, and since moving to Asheville is excited to open culinary horizons and educate people about ‘honest meat’ that is grown and produced in a natural, humane way. She can be found on her few days off at music shows down the street or drinking wine with friends. She and Kenzie agree that Rosè is year round.
Ruth Partridge

Ruth Partridge

FOH Manager, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen West Asheville

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Ruth has been working in the food and brewery scene of Asheville for nearly a decade. Though this path was initially one she embarked on as a method to support herself while she attended UNCA, Ruth quickly found that she really enjoyed being part of Asheville’s communtity of food and bar service industry workers. Ruth is particularly excited to be a part of the amazing team at Butcher Bar West and the “honest meat” philosophy for which Foothills represents. When Ruth cannot be found managing over at the Butcher Bar she is likely embracing her other passions: working with the amazing artists over at the Open Hearts Art Center, enjoying live music, crafting, drinking wine with friends, or hanging out with her awesome little family.
Sarah Grizzle

Sarah Grizzle

FOH Manager, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen Black Mountain

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My name is Sarah. I have lived in Asheville for 6 years and have been working in restaurants for 10. I have an affinity for the for the food industry and all aspects of it. From food, to service, to drinks, I am eager about gaining knowledge to further my career. I am excited to be a part of an amazing team who is so passionate about their art.
Jessica Gibson

Jessica Gibson

Bartender, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen West Asheville

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I was born and raised in Franklin, NC. A valley nestled in the Smoky Mountains about an hour southwest of Asheville. I grew up in an outdoorsy and hunting family. I was always taught to care and be thankful for the meat brought to the table. I take pride in that and am very proud to be apart of a great team with the same mentality. I’ve been working in the food and beverage industry for about eight years and have been bartending over three. I love what I do and I’m glad I get to do it at Foothills Butcher Bar.
Nikki Kageorge

Nikki Kageorge

Restaurant Manager, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen West Asheville

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Nikki discovered Asheville two years ago on a road trip and instantly fell in love with the vibrancy, culture, and mountains. A year later she started calling Asheville her home and hasn’t looked back since. Nikki has been working in restaurants since she started her first job as a host at age 15. She is passionate about connecting with regular faces and creating experiences for people on their night out. She is currently studying sustainable business and believes in supporting local farms and businesses. When Nikki met the Foothills team, she knew it would be a perfect fit. She is excited to learn and be apart of Foothills whole animal philosophy and the culture they are creating around food. When she is not at work or studying, Nikki can be found enjoying the beautiful outdoors of WNC with her dog, exploring breweries, or spending time with her friends and family.
Miranda Clarke

Miranda Clarke

Retail Manager

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My name is Miranda Clarke. Working with Foothills and watching Caseys business grow over the last four years has been an amazing learning experience. My husband and I moved to NC in 2014 from Seattle. I have a super green thumb and my house, yard and garden are always over flowing with plants! I have a great dane lab named Krikit who loves I work with meat! I love talking about our butchery and our product so come and see me in Black Mountain!
Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan

Line Cook

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Food had always been close to my heart, I grew up working in my fathers gardens who taught me the importance of good farming practices and how important it is to treat what we eat with love. Some of my first memories are helping my mother make the recipes that have been passed down to here through generations. It was no wonder I ended working in kitchens at such a young age. Most of my career was spent in the low country and the days we weren’t in the kitchen we spent shrimping and fishing the coast of Charleston. I am a recent transplant to Western North Carolina but have fallen In love with the availability of the local produce and such diversity. I truly believe this is one of the greatest place to cook and eat good.
Stephanie Silver

Stephanie Silver

Server, Foothills Butcher Bar & Kitchen West Asheville

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I joined the Foothills team in September 2017 and helped open the Foothills West location as a server. I’m originally from central Florida and have lived in Asheville for 4 years now. I care deeply about the quality of food I myself consume and know how important it is to have the peace of mind in knowing where your food comes from, etc. I am pleased to be serving Asheville residents delicious, beautiful, and meticulously prepared dishes from local NC farms!
Dylan Stockman

Dylan Stockman

Butcher

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I am originally from Washington state. I grew up on a small family 5 acre farm where we grew vegetables and raised small livestock. My passion is food. I love creating beautiful delicious meals. I believe when you feed someone you are fulfilling a larger purpose in life.
Amanda Sluder

Amanda Sluder

Food Truck Manager

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Asheville grown foodie, Amanda has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years. From kitchen management to FOH corporate trainer, she’s done it all. Her love of creating food and keen business sense, makes her a force to be reckoned with in this crazy business!

After spending 4 years living in Germany, Amanda & her daughter MacKenzie settled back in Asheville to be closer to family & friends. When she’s not running the show at the food truck, you can find her at the soccer pitch cheering on her sweet girl or you may see her out & about playing music around this beautiful town.

Amanda particularly loves dark beer, fall afternoons, & Sunday brunch.

Kim Dryden

Kim Dryden

Food Truck Cook

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My name is Kim Dryden. I grew up in Eastern NC and have lived in the Asheville area for over 18 years. I love living in Asheville with all the dynamic artists, entrepreneurs, and foodies. I am excited to be a part of Foothills, a company implementing high standards in providing quality meats and serving up delicious food.
Ginger Dermott

Ginger Dermott

Food Truck Cook

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My name is Ginger and I’m from coastal Maine and moved to NC to be closer to family. I’m an Organic vegetable farmer, baker, cook and mother. I love to create fresh and delicious food with a farm to table focus.
Noah Bosen

Noah Bosen

Food Truck Cook

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My Name is Noah, I’ve been living in the Asheville area for about 15 years now. I was born in a small town in Connecticut, moved to Salt lake city, Utah, and then moved to an island on Hawaii for a few years. After what seemed like a big game of connect the dots across the country we ended up in (what was) little old Asheville. We started a homestead up in the hills of Black Mountain, raised chickens, pigs, goats, ect. I’ve been in the kitchen since the day I was able to work. I love creating wonderful tasting, smelling and especially looking meals. Cooking has been a passion for many years, and I’m always looking for amazing learning experiences with awesome people which is what I’ve found at Foothills.

Foothills Food Truck

2 Huntsman Place | Asheville, NC 28803
828.606.9372
at Hi-Wire Brewing's Big Top production facility & taproom, just off Biltmore Ave, behind Appalachian Vintner, Standard Pizza, & Biltmore Fitness.
Monday-Thursday
4p - 9p
Friday
11a - 10p
Saturday
12p - 10p
Sunday
3p - 8p

Butcher Bar West

697 Haywood Rd | Asheville, NC 28806
828.417.7081
Monday-Thursday
Meat Counter + Bar 12p-9p
Lunch 12p-3p
Dinner 5p-9p
Friday-Saturday
Meat Counter + Bar 12p-10p
Lunch 12p-3p
Dinner 5p-10p
Sunday Brunch 11a-3p
Meat Counter + Bar 11a-5p

Butcher Bar Black Mountain

107 Black Mountain Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wednesday 20th - 22nd 11a – 9p

Thursday, 23rd Thanksgiving CLOSED

Friday 24th 11a – 10p

Regular Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 11a – 9p

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About Us

Foothills is a food service company specializing in local and pasture-raised meats for retail and wholesale markets. The core of our business is our food-service arm, which consists of Foothills Food Truck, open daily at Hi-Wire Brewing's Big Top, and our Catering Division, which offers a wide range of menu options for weddings and events of all sizes. Foothills also offers custom butchery, fabrication, sausages and primal cuts for wholesale buyers and home-use. Foothills meats can be purchased in bulk or bi-weekly through our Meat Share CSA program.

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