Butcher at Nostrana
Rob Roy is the Butcher and Charcutier at Nostrana Restaurant in Portland Oregon. He was born and raised in Indianapolis Indiana and received B.A. Degrees in Communication, Fine Arts, and Art History at Indiana University. While studying art and language in Florence Rob became enthralled with the values of Italian cuisine. Rob continues to seek out artistically fueled culinary adventures that resonate with similar ideas of food sourcing, sustainability, and cooking. He moved to Portland in 2001 and worked at Assaggio as the Sous Chef then at Genoa. In 2008 he found an amazing opportunity with Cathy and David at Nostrana and has enjoyed their company ever since. In addition to butchering, chefing, and educating he has a passion for drumming, leisure suits, and river-time.