Baristanet Profile: Jeffrey Butler

Name: Jeffrey Butler

Where do you live? Lewellyn Park, West Orange

When did you move there? 2013

Where did you grow up? Egg Harbor City , NJ

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a Chef and Charcutier, now with my business: Butler and the Board. I hand make small batches of sausages, pates, and various other cured items. We deliver locally to Montclair and surrounding towns. We are also working on opening a Montclair location.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, beer, whiskey

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Cooking a whole roasted chicken on my wood burning rotisserie and relaxing by a lake.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Fox and Falcon in South Orange

What’s on your nightstand? Pocket knife, Popular Mechanics, watch, chapstick

What are you listening to? Podcasts from Conan O’Brien, Mark Maron, NPR, and anything Bruce Springsteen

What are your current indulgences? Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream

What talent you would most like to have? Patience

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about your town? Sam’s Place, best fried chicken in West Orange

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? He was lucky to have a good family.

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