Basic Butchery

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In this first of a planned series, we will look at some basic butchery techniques which are useful to know.

We will look at how to prepare chicken for grilling (2 variations) or sauté/casserole. We will cover a good, all-round butcher’s knot and basic meat tying technique that is suitable for almost any home situation. A demonstration of butterflying of lamb leg is also covered.

You will have the opportunity to cook a chicken dish (grilled with Tandoori spice) or Mexican style casserole. Omani spiced lamb legs will be cooked over the char grill as part of the class.

All ingredients are provided – bring yourself, some friends and laughter and learn to make new and exciting food in the first-rate kitchen facilities of NorthTec’s Apprentice Restaurant!

How to book

  1. Complete the ACE Course Registration form and choose the classes you want to do. You can register for more than one class at once.

  2. Make your payment to secure your place - Fees must be paid in New Zealand Dollars and can be paid online.

About the tutor

Kevin McAdams

Kevin McAdams

Chef Tutor

Kevin has a long career teaching cookery from beginner to trade certificate level. Kevin began his career training while working for the Forte group in Edinburgh, Scotland and in Newbury, Berkshire. He has worked in restaurants, hotels and in industrial catering before becoming a cookery tutor.

Phone: 09 470 3764

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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$80 per person

Phone 0800 162 100
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