Not only was he in New Jersey, where he learned how to slaughter and butcher Mangalitsa pigs from Christoph Wiesner, but he's prepared Mangalitsa pigs in Texas - and when he goes to Oklaholma, to compete in Cochon 555, he'll encounter Mangalitsa pork again, because, as described here, Chef Marc Dunham of The Ranchers Club:
will hold a nine-course meal at 7 p.m. in the student union, featuring local Berkshire and Mangalitsa pig breeds. For reservations, call (405) 744-2333. For tickets, go online to www.Cochon555.com.
It is very nice of Chef Dunham to make Chef Shepherd feel at home by serving him his Mangalitsa.