Mississippi Butcher - About Us
- ABOUT US -
Hi, we are thrilled you're here to learn more about Laurel's very own Butcher shop! The Knight Butcher, LLC. is owned and operated by Chad and Terri Knight. Chad is a native of Laurel, Mississippi, and Terri hails from Florence, Mississippi. While Terri was attending college at The University of Southern Mississippi, Chad was working for a local grocery store in Laurel and playing music on the weekends. They eventually met, got married, and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 2011. After three and a half years in Seattle, they decided that they missed living in Mississippi and being close to their family and friends. During the time they lived in Seattle, Chad worked for several small butcher shops, and his passion grew to own his own butcher shop one day. Terri worked in sales, and the desire was placed in her heart to help her husband's dream come true. After a lot of planning, they were ready to move back to Laurel, Mississippi, in January of 2015 and start the biggest endeavor of their life: The Knight Butcher.
Chad has been in the meat industry for over 20 years, with a wide range of experience, from grocery store management to lead Journeyman. Right after high school, Chad took Meat Processing and Merchandising at Jones County Junior College and then started his career in various grocery markets. While in Seattle, Chad worked for several small butcher shops and developed many new skills to add to his repertoire such as: charcuterie (sausage making, curing meats, etc.), business management, class tutorials on different animal breakdowns, and much more.
Terri graduated USM in 2009 with a BA in Sociology and has worked in sales her entire life. With her business knowlege, she will be the public relations and business marketing manager. Terri has a passion for people and helping them to better understand the food that they are buying for their families. Together, she and Chad hope to give back to the city they love and give the people of Laurel a fresh and local product that they cannot get at any other store in town.