Know Your Butcher

  • April 9, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • North Coast Food Web

    1152 Marine Drive
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
Ticket Price $0.00-$27.38 This event is now over

Know Your Butcher, Know Your Meat - Chuck Primal

This class is: in-person; demonstration

Allergens: NONE


Meet local butcher Joe Turner of Gulley's Butcher Shop! Joe has been cutting meat for 27 years, most recently before Gulley's at Whole Foods in Eugene, OR. He has deep ties with ranchers across the PNW and is excited to share his wealth of knowledge with the local community. Joe also has extensive certification in food safety, and will teach best practices around meat-handling in the home kitchen.

In this first class, we will be focussing on the chuck primal of beef, a large section near the shoulder that is less expensive than other cuts of beef, and when handled well is perhaps the most succulent and delicious cut of beef. Joe will work through the whole primal, demonstrating the differences in each cut and the best way to prepare each cut.

In this class students will learn:

  • the different cuts of meat that come off of the chuck primal of beef
  • how the anatomy and function of the animal affects the meat
  • various cooking methods best suited to each cut
  • sustainable practices as they relate to beef ranching in the PNW
  • food safety parameters

Students will get to taste through cuts of beef, and bring more meat home!

In Joe's own words: "This is an opportunity for the public to understand how I think, in terms of how I cut. And equally as important, for me to understand how they think, in terms of how they cook."

This butchery and cookery demonstration will be part of an ongoing series exploring different meats from a butcher's perspective. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your culinary repertoire and mingle with fellow food enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing you!

Ticket revenue for this class will cover the expense of the chuck primal, purchased from Double R Ranch in the Okanogan Valley of Washington, and instructor compensation.

Date & Time

Tue, Apr 9, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

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1152 Marine Drive
Astoria, Oregon 97103 North Coast Food Web
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