Etana began her career as a pastry chef and a line cook in fine dining. After discovering that pastry wasn’t her passion and being turned off by the culture and the aggression of her male colleagues, she found her true love for butchery.
Etana was constantly told she was too pretty, too small or too weak to cut meat by every butcher shop in Seattle, but refused to take no for an answer until finally someone gave her a shot. Etana proves that her passion and drive outweigh her size and gender. She approaches meat cutting with creativity, ethics and knowledge and is proud to be one badass “Lady Butcher”.