Ever wanted to learn more about meat for home-cooking?

We offer the opportunity to learn practical meat skills you can use daily in your own kitchen. In under 3 hours, you’ll master some skills that you thought only butchers had.

From our repertoire of basic but essential butchery skills you’ll touch on poultry by learning the most efficient way to de-bone a whole chicken, then you will have a crack at butchering a lamb leg (bone-in, easy-carve, boneless & butterflied) and finally you will master the art of cutting and tying a pork rack roast.

After this intensive you’ll be equipped with a slew of kitchen-ready skills to help you get the most out your meat (not to mention impressing dinner guests)

You’ll get:

  • A custom Cannings apron
  • All the meat you’ve prepped in the class
  • A thermal bag to keep everything cool
  • A stubby holder and a jute bag for shopping
  • Dinner after the class, with a paired wine
  • 15% off any additional meat purchased on the night


  • Location: Cannings Kew (16 Woodford Ave, Kew, 3101)
  • Time: 7pm to 9.30pm (approx) – includes dinner
  • Number of attendees: approx 6
  • Price: $195 per person

*Each of our classes once-off commitments. You don’t need prior experience to pursue any of our classes (aside from domestic knife familiarity). Classes are managed by two or three (depending of the number of attendants) of our best butchers, they will assist everyone in the class and make sure it is a safe and comfortable learning environment. We want each of our students to feel confidant and comfortable and most importantly not rushed!

Attendees must be 16 years of age or older.

All the cuts used in any of our classes are retail grade, premium free range meats, no hormones or antibiotics. It is our wish that these classes will give you a new appreciation and respect for meat.

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