The STORY of Le FRENCH BUTCHER
Hailing from Nice, France on the French Riviera, JEAN-CLAUDE SETIN, apprenticed where he learned the old-school mastery: all cuts, respect for animal & whole animal maximization. At 16, he was the youngest apprentice to ever pass certification in Nice, and at 24, he was hired to manage his mentor’s butcheries including overseeing meats selection at the slaughterhouse & quality control. He purchased his first store at age 30 in an open market and went on to own two highly successful Gourmet Butcher shops.
SUSAN DANE SETIN has spent most of her adult life abroad including 20+ years in international corporate events and marketing. She first moved to France when she was 20-years-old where she lived with a French family, learned to shop at open markets and to cook in the healthy French style. She fell in love with the country & returned in 2001 to live and work in Nice. They met in 2007 when Susan walked into Jean-Claude’s shop to buy some Parmesan. The rest is history. Inspired by the growing demand for grass fed meat in the US and with it the growing demand for qualified butchers, they moved to L.A. with the commitment to bring fine French butchery to the U.S. Market.