Announcing our first Maker in Residence!

CRAFT is excited to announce that our first Maker in Residence for Summer 2019 will be Maya Lantgios! Some of you may recognize Maya from teaching all of CRAFT’s past butchering workshops. We’re excited to welcome her to the team for the summer and see what she creates!

Stay tuned for a very special workshop series with Maya in late July!!


Maya Lantgios graduated from Chatham University’s Masters in Food Studies program in 2018. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Chatham in Sustainability. While attending school Maya has worked as a fish cutter for over two years at a local grocery store in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. Her completed Masters thesis work was on butchery and meat production and consumer perceptions of animal products. Fish cutting was her entry point into processing animals but she went on to complete a one-year whole animal butchery apprenticeship at Bardine’s Country Smokehouse in Crabtree PA. Through the apprenticeship Maya was able to refine her sausage making skills as well as learn about curing and smoking techniques. Throughout her time at Chatham Maya has led a number of butchery-focused workshops for students and community members. As the new Maker in Residence for Chatham’s Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation, Maya plans to lead more workshops and continue to deepen community engagement with meat processing.