Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: Meat Class Series
Oct
15
to Oct 30

Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: Meat Class Series

Dates & Times:
October 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm, October 22, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm, and October 30, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

Location:
Sustainable Food Center
2921 E 17th St Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702 (view map)

In this series you will learn how to choose, cut, handle, season and prepare meats commonly used in home cooking. You will gain hands-on experience using various knives to break down larger cuts of meat and poultry into smaller, serving-size cuts and beyond. Learn about various cuts of meat and their best uses; how to debone and grind meat; safe meat handling; cooking and storing meat. 

Classes will be led by Julia Poplawsky, co-founder of the Central Texas Meat Collective.

Don't want to buy the whole series? Purchase individual classes for $40 each.

Series: $96 (20% off!)

Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.

Registration closes two business days before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.

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Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustaible Food Center: Understanding Meat
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustaible Food Center: Understanding Meat

Dates & Times:
October 22, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm,

Location:
Sustainable Food Center
2921 E 17th St Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702 (view map)

Understanding cuts of meat and how to use them can make you a better shopper and a better cook. In this class, we will review primal cuts of meat, as well as the smaller, retail cuts you will find at SFC Farmer’s Markets and in grocery stores. You will learn ways to prep meat for cooking, and several basic cooking methods including: searing, braising and roasting. Class will be led by professional butcher, Julia Poplawsky, founder of Central Texas Meat Collective.

This is a cooking demonstration class. We will sample what we make, but it might not be a complete meal. 

Purchase the entire Butchery for the Home Cook class series for $96 (20% off!) »

Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.

Registration closes two business days before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.

Purchase your tickets here!

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Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: Grinding Meat
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: Grinding Meat

Dates & Times:
October 30, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

Location:
Sustainable Food Center
2921 E 17th St Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702 (view map)

Cooking with meat you ground yourself means a big improvement in flavor. It also means you always know exactly what you’re eating! In this class, you will learn step-by-step how to choose, prep and grind a variety of meats. Then, you will transform them into the best burgers, meatballs and sausage patties you’ve ever tasted. Class will be led by professional butcher, Julia Poplawsky, co-founder of Central Texas Meat Collective.

Sections of this class will include optional hands-on participation, so please dress for the kitchen (closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothes that can get a little dirty, hair tie for long hair, etc.). We will sample what we make, but it might not be a complete meal. 

Purchase the entire Butchery for the Home Cook class series for $96 (20% off!) »

Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.

Registration closes two business days before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.

Puchase your tickets here!

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The Whole Bird: Humane Chicken Processing and Butchering with TerraPurezza
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

The Whole Bird: Humane Chicken Processing and Butchering with TerraPurezza

"The Whole Bird" class will take place at TerraPurezza Farm in Spicewood, TX (about 30 minutes outside of Austin). Students will tour the farm and learn about the ins and outs of raising chicken for meat in Central Texas. After the tour, stuents will learn how to humanely slaughter and process their own chickens, then further butcher the bird. Partcipants will each process and break down one chicken and then take that bird home with them. At the end of the class, wine and hor'd'vours will be served. 

Want to learn, but not ready to get your hands dirty? We're also offering a spectator for half price with the option to buy a chicken on site to take home and cook!

Knives and aprons will be provided. Please bring your own cooler to store the birds!

Purchase your ticket here!


Email contact@ctxmeatcollective.com if you have any concerns or questions.

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Whole Hog Butchery with TerraPurezza
Dec
9
3:30 PM15:30

Whole Hog Butchery with TerraPurezza

Sharpen your knife skills and learn where your favorite cuts of meat come from! This class will include an onsite farm tour from TerraPurezza and a hands-on butchery break down of one of their pigs. First we will start at TerraPurezza Farm where we will learn how farmers are transforming the land through agricultural practices, then we will head to their kitchen and learn how to break down a whole hog, transforming it into roasts, chops, ribs, pork belly and more. In this class you will learn what to do with the trimmings, skin and bones, and pick up tips for preparing and curing meat at home. Each participant will get their own hog primal to break down, and then we will combine all the cuts and each hands-on student will go home with 12-18 lbs of meat! 

This is an intimate class with only 6 Hands- On tickets avaible, but if you don't feel ready to get your hand totally dirty with us, no worries! We will also be offering a 'Spectator' ticket so that you can learn along with us without having to handle the knife.

Aprons, knives and cutting gloves will be provided. Please bring a cooler or insulated food bag so that you can take home your meat. We will not cook in this class, but charcuterie and wine will be provided.


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Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: Using The Whole Chicken
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Butchery for the Home Cook with Sustainable Food Center: Using The Whole Chicken

Dates & Times:
October 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm,

Location:
Sustainable Food Center
2921 E 17th St Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702 (view map)

It’s hard to beat the price per pound of a whole chicken compared to pre-cut pieces, and it’s a really great deal if you know how to use every part!

In this hands-on class, participants will learn how to cut up a whole chicken; techniques for deboning; how to make chicken stock; safe meat handling and several recipes that will show you how to make the most of this versatile bird. We’ll even wrap up your practice chicken from Dewberry Hill Farms of the SFC Farmers’ Market for you to take home with you. Class will be led by professional butcher, Julia Poplawsky, co-founder of Central Texas Meat Collective.

This is a hands-on class, so please dress for the kitchen (closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothes that can get a little dirty, hair tie for long hair, etc.). We will sample what we make, but it might not be a complete meal.

Purchase the entire Butchery for the Home Cook class series for $96 (20% off!) »

Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.

Registration closes two business days before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.

Puchase your ticket here!

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