Whole Beef Butchering Class

4505 Meats is proud to present the first Whole Beef Butchering class!

With only 6 spots available, this class will give students the opportunity to break down an entire steer, yielding over 100 pounds of local, grass fed, high quality meat per student. Cuts will include Rib Eye, Flinstone Chop, Filet, New York, Strip, Short Ribs, Osso Bucco, Burger meat, Skirt Steak, Flank Steak, Offal, Bones, etc.

In case you are thinking, what do I do with 100+ pounds of meat? We recommend getting a few friends or family together to split costs. Each student from the class will leave with cuts that are vacuum packed, labeled, and ready to freeze. If you don’t intend to split your surplus with others, make sure you have ample freezer space available. In addition to getting expert butchering instruction and experience from Ryan Farr, you will be paying $6.00 a pound for high quality cuts of meat that you typically see for double or triple that amount of money at retail stores.

Class Details

Class Date 1: November 14th, 9am – 6pm

Class Date 2: December 12th, 9am – 6pm

Class Size: 6 students

Class Cost: $600 per student

Registration Instructions: Please call 415 255 3094. Leave your name, number, and specify that you are interested in registering for the Whole Beef class. We will return calls in the order which they are received.

Additional details: All students will be supplied with aprons, towels, and a knife during the class. We will be working in a professional kitchen, so please come prepared by wearing flat shoes and the appropriate attire. There will be a one hour break in the middle of the day to enjoy sausage, chicharrones, and other goodies!

*Photo credits: Ed Anderson

Class Registration In order to guarantee your place in a class, full payment is due when you call to register. 415.255.3094.  4505 Meats accepts credit cards.

Cancellation Policy There will be a 50% tuition charge if you cancel within five (5) days of the class you have enrolled in .  There will be no refund for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice or for no shows.

Cancellation by 4505meats; 4505 Meats reserves the right to cancel a class any with reasonable notice given to all participants. If a class is cancelled, refunds will be paid in full or you may reschedule attendance in the next available class.

Viva la Turducken!

Today’s re-post is from 2 years ago and is a good example of what we love to do.  We’ll have a updated version soon with ordering instructions etc., in the meantime please enjoy!

Its that time again folks!  Turducken is something we do every year for Thanksgiving.  This year we’ll do a more traditional Turducken with whole birds and cornbread sausage stuffing.

The turkey itself was a 25 pounds to start.   The Turducken was about 38 pounds before going into the oven.  The massive bird happly feed 25ish waiters, cooks, dishwashers, wives and we had leftovers for late night snacking.

We always sell out for Thanksgiving so move quick, more info here meats@4505meats.com.

You got to be in it, to win it!

Hey all, check out Protein University, it’s from our good friends from Cochon 555 national tour.

PROTEIN U is creating the first sustainable butcher network in the United States, supporting responsible farms and heritage species of livestock. Our mission is to create an online resource populated with a family tree of butchery techniques from whole animal breakdowns to sausage making from across the globe.

Today, top restaurants and butcher shops are sourcing whole animals from responsible farms across the country. Participating provides ethical and economical benefits, but something is still missing. Those sharing the ideology of “pasture to plate” are looking to expand butchery techniques but our educational system is lacking an online resource. ProteinU is creating a “peer to peer” network with a goal to preserve the art of the butcher. We welcome you into our community.

Enter their contest and win a trip to the butcher retreat, there will be plenty meat, fire and good times had by all.

Submit your application and a videos here!  Show us what you got.

Butcher Classes are a perfect gift for Father’s Day

Whole Hog, Sausage 101 and Spring Lamb Class at la Cocina

Whole Hog Butcher class, Sausage making 101 and Baby Lamb Butcher Classes.  $125 per person, each student takes home 10-12 lb pork or 6-8 lb sausage or 8-10lb of Spring Lamb, dates and times below.  You can only get in by calling Tuesday June 15th between 10am and 12pm to reserve your spot for all dates, first come first serve. 415.255.3094 For a more current and the fastest way to get class info, follow us on Twitter and Facebook

-June 27th, Sausage making 101 at 9am
-June 27th, Whole Hog at 1pm
-June 29th, Whole Lamb Class at 6pm
-July 1st, Whole Hog Class at 6pm

FACT: Butcher class gift certificates have been getting people laid for centuries

LRG4505_bwHo Ho Ho, just in time for the holidays, 4505 gift certificates are available for all announced and unannounced butcher classes.  If you cant find a class or date that is right for the one that receives the gift, we will honor all gift certificates for all upcoming classes.  FACT:  Gift certificate holders get first dibs on all upcoming classes.  Email us at meats@4505meats.com for more details and fine print.  Get a schedule of all upcoming class dates here, we schedule classes 1 month before the date.  Thank you and see you soon.