Seth Copeland is the co-owner of the Neon Pig in both Tupelo and Oxford and half of the Butcher Boyz catering team. He represents the business in the community and abroad, at events like the upcoming Food and Wine Festival in Atlanta, Ga. Copeland has worked at some of Tupelo’s favorite food spots. He got his start at Finney’s Sandwich and Soda Shop at 14, and he still remembers the secret potato salad recipe. From there, he went to Pizza Doctor and then BBQ by Jim. From each experienced he gleaned culinary skills, and most of all, a passion for supporting local people and local food, from Mississippi’s own farmers and fishermen.
“In the spirit of doing good for my neighbors, I knew that I wanted my business to have a positive impact on my community,” Copeland said. “What better way to help your neighbor than to support their way of life or even a hobby that helps bring food to their table.”
Copeland and his partners have a simple mission: provide food that’s healthy, sustainable and tastes great while supporting the continuation of the South’s agricultural heritage.