Jeff Weinstock is the owner, co-operator and “Bacon” of Cake & Bacon, a wholesale bakehouse and butcher shop in southwest Houston. A Chicago native, Jeff migrated to the Bayou City over ten years ago and quickly discovered a passion for the remarkable regional fare indigenous to the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. Jeff took a leap and decided to channel his creativity into the kitchen. Turns out he could handle the heat. While attending the Art institute of Houston, He worked full time learning to cook first at Brennan’s of Houston, then at Haven, after that another calling caught his interest and began as a butcher at Black Hill Meats, where he sharpened his talents working for Felix Florez and becoming head butcher and plant manager. Along the way, Jeff developed a deep appreciation for local food and sustainable practices, particularly “nose-to-tail” butchery, with its emphasis on using the whole animal. When he’s not working, attending boucheries across the south, or otherwise feeding his fanaticism, Jeff spends time with his wife and two boys, who take full advantage of his skill set.