HRN Hall of Fame: Eli Cairo

credit Hannah Fordin

Nominated by: HRN OFFICE

Eli Cairo is the owner and chief operating officer of Olympia Provisions, Oregon’s first USDA-approved salumeria, established in 2009. His produce is absolutely delicious, and reflects his deep respect for the past. Eli grew up first generation Greek-American, with a father who made charcuterie at home. Eli worked as an apprentice in the kitchens of European masters, before returning to Portland, and deciding to approach the craft of charcuterie with purity and patience, recreating a nearly extinct traditional technique that is seldom seen in America.

Appearances on HRN:

Hrn On Tour: The Business Of Making Good Food At Good Food Mercantile Sf 2019
Meat + Three: Feast
Hrn On Tour: Monique Siu & Elias Cairo At Feast Portland
Hrn On Tour: Good Food Mercantile 2018: Eli Cairo Of Olympia Provisions
Cooking Issues: Salumist Elias Cairo Of Olympia Provisions
Hrn On Tour: Good Food Mercantile Small Business Breakfast Panel
Feast Yr Ears: Olympia Provisions At The Good Food Mercantile
Snacky Tunes: Allen Salkin, Eli Cairo, & Ducky
Hrn On Tour: The Men Of Eem (Eric Nelson, Earl Ninsom And Matt Vicedomini) At Feast Portland 2019
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