Helping people rediscover America's favorite food—bacon!
|Founder||Camilo Velasquez, Elisa Lewis, Dana Young|
|Press Contact||Dana Young|
About The Baconer
Situated in the epicenter of farm-to-table cuisine, our goal is to create new ways to enjoy America's favorite food—bacon—for today’s generation of home cooks, chefs, and photo-snapping foodies. We’ve perfected a collection of artisan bacon that offers something genuinely unique and inspires our customers to cook absurdly-delicious meals. Our team of bacon enthusiasts prioritizes exceptional quality, sourcing responsibly-raised premium heritage pork from small family farms to produce our richly-flavored bacon featuring innovative cuts and chef-driven flavors. With specialty items like XXL Bacon Steaks, Smoked Lardons, Ground Bacon, Smoked Sausages and BBQ Bacon Ends—in addition to traditional Small Batch Bacon Strips—we put you in control of your own culinary adventure. The Baconer donates a percentage of proceeds to organizations supporting universal access to high-quality, nourishing, and responsibly-sourced food. Based in Emeryville, California, our hand-crafted products are available online and at select retail locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information on The Baconer visit thebaconer.com, and join our #BaconFam on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.
The Original Bacon Slingers, Camilo Velasquez and Elisa Lewis, were a part of an underground supper Club in Brooklyn, NY feeding neighborhood folks 5-7 course meals, complete with a wine pairing in their chic shared industrial loft apartment. It was here that The Baconer(s) started learning to cure their own meats. By invitation, groups of 10-20 would clamor to join these monthly gatherings.
The husband and wife team moved to California and The Baconer got its West Coast start producing in a local commissary in Oakland, CA, selling on weekends at Bay Area farmers markets. Fast forward a few years and today The Baconer's indulgently thick cut bacons are expertly smoked and cut in Sonoma, CA with the same attention to detail and quality that set them apart from the start.
Now headquartered in Emeryville, CA, The Baconer is an artisan producer exclusively focused on one incredible product: bacon. Forging a unique style characterized by responsible sourcing, chef-driven flavors, and hard to find cuts, The Baconer’s mission is to help people discover America’s favorite food—bacon.
Elisa Lewis“The Bacon Boss” Head of Brand & Co-Founder
Camilo Velasquez“The Baconer,” Head of Product & Co-Founder, and Lead Spokesperson
Dana Young“The Bacon Whisperer,” Partner, and Head of Communications & Partnerships
Tired of buying dad nearly the same gift every year? So is he! Instead, choose a cleverly curated package that he’ll truly love. Excerpt: We know—we already had you at “bacon box.” But we haven’t even told you about the world-class bacon products that The Baconer’s Bacon Lover box offers yet, like two 12-ounce packages of small-batch bacon, one 20-ounce package of XXL bacon steaks, an 8-ounce package of smoked lardons (bite-size bacon pieces), and an 8-ounce package of ground bacon. Oh, and it’s all responsibly sourced and smoked low and slow on applewood. While these products have a 30-day shelf life, we know they won’t last that long in your dad’s fridge! Now the only decision left to make is if you’re making a one-time purchase or treating dad to an ongoing subscription.
Sunset magazine Editor-In-Chief Matt Bean shows Hoda and Jenna great gifts for men this holiday season, including tech gadgets and kitchen tools.
Get served up bacon for every meal in an unique way up at The Baconer up in the Bay. As seen on California Live on Feb. 26, 2020.