Rising Star Butcher Scott Johnson of The Shambles - Biography

Seattle, WA

January 2020

Originally from Issaquah, Washington, Scott Johnson studied history at Bellevue Community College before attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York. During his studies he externed at Fishtail by David Burke and worked at The Herb Farm back in Washington, as well as at Lincoln in New York City, where he gleaned a sense of urgency and a lust for perfection from Jonathan Benno. In 2014, Johnson became sous chef of April Bloomfield’s Salvation Taco. Following his passion for butchery, he landed the head butcher role at Brooklyn butcher shop Marlow & Daughters in 2016. Then, after spending time as a butcher for the The Brooklyn Kitchen, Johnson spent two years as head butcher for Foster Sundry. Returning to his home state in 2018, Johnson is now head butcher of The Shambles where he runs the whole animal butchery program and shop. With plans for further expansion into retail, the Shambles is a beacon for locally sourced meats.