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Date Established 07/2016
Founder Camilo Velasquez, Elisa Lewis, Dana Young
Headquarters Emeryville, CA
Press Contact Dana Young


About The Baconer
Situated in the epicenter of farm-to-table cuisine, The Baconer is creating 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 craft bacon and related products that offer something genuinely unique and inspires our customers to cook absurdly delicious meals. Our team of food enthusiasts prioritizes high-quality responsible sourcing and exceptional ingredients to craft our richly-flavored products. With specialty items like XXL Bacon Steaks, Smoked Lardons, Ground Bacon, all-natural bacon rubs, and virtual cooking experiences, we put you in control of your own culinary adventure. The Baconer donates a percentage of product 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 retailers, including Eataly, Food52 and Good Eggs. For more information on The Baconer visit

Founding Story

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 the craft producer leading innovation in and beyond the bacon aisle. The team has built a portfolio of premium, responsibly sourced product lines and virtual team building program with multi-channel nationwide distribution, and are focused on are inspiring consumers with new ways to enjoy their favorite food.


Elisa Lewis

“The Bacon Boss” Head of Brand & Co-Founder

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Co-Founder Elisa Lewis has a long track record in Sales & Marketing including 10+ years running her own graphic design consultancy.

Camilo Velasquez

“The Baconer,” Head of Product & Co-Founder, and Lead Spokesperson

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Co-Founder Camilo Velasquez brings 20+ years of product development experience with brands including Coach, Barnes & Noble, and One World Play Project.  He is available as an expert, chef, on-air personality, and spokesperson.

Dana Young

“The Bacon Whisperer,” Partner, and Head of Communications & Partnerships

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"If it's not fun, why do it?!" - Ben & Jerry's

Dana Young brings deep experience with more than two decades in PR and Communications including leadership roles at Internet pioneer Yahoo! Inc. and One World Play Project, and has worked at some of the top global PR agencies including Hill & Knowlton and Weber-Shandwick.


Touch of Modern




"Thick bacon like this one from Berkeley-based The Baconer isn’t for the faint of heart. Bacon is responsibly sourced from pork belly, handmade in small batches, and comes in either maple sugar or smoky paprika flavor." (Sunset Magazine Editors' master list of the most mouthwatering, essential burger toppings)

Maya Wong

"We could just say the word bacon and that’s pretty much the mic drop. However, we’ll expand a bit, because this Father’s Day, not all bacon is created equal and can be the ideal when searching for gifts for a foodie. So if your man is definitely a Bacon Lover, this is what you get him on his special day! The Baconer provides 100% responsibly sourced pork belly products. So your main squeeze is only indulging in bacon that is savory, immeasurably tender, and harvested from pork that is 100% vegetarian fed, while having the freedom to freely move around as pigs should do. This Father’s Day, if bacon doesn’t sound like the best thing ever for your man, then get the The Bacon Lover for yourself and he can watch you savor every morsel of that sweet, smoked and salty cut of meat."

Andi LaBrune

"And yes, The Baconer’s bacon is not only way better than what you’re used to, but the company also offers a wide variety of products, from lardons (little smoked cubes of bacon) to bacon steaks to ground bacon to, well, pretty much anything you can think of."

Clay Kallam / Diablo Dish


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