The School of Artisan Food

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Our Teachers

Andrew Sharp

Butchery,

Andrew was brought up on a mixed farm in Cumbria. At the age of 13 he went to work in a butchers’ shop, which had its own farm and abattoir. At that time they were one of the few butchers’ shops selling lambs and pigs from the local area and a full range of game; plucked, dressed and prepared in the shop. They were also hanging and maturing its beef, the old fashioned way, which has now become all the rage in the artisanal butchery sector.

For 15 years Andrew ran his own medium sized, British Retail Consortium approved cutting plant selling herdwick lamb, herdwick mutton, galloway beef, naturally reared pink veal and air dried mutton from Cumbria to all over the UK, to the EU and even Hong Kong.

He is a founding member of the Mutton Renaissance Campaign, inspired by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and run day to day by the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Andrew has made several media appearances including the Radio 4 Food program, Kill it Cook it Eat it to Turn Back Time The High Street and recently Hugh’s 3 Good Things, to name but a few.

Andrew Sharp's courses

Advanced British Meat

Extend your butchery knowledge and develop new skills with this advanced two-day course developed for existing butchers, chefs, small holders and enthusiasts.

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Artisan Butchery Fundamentals

A unique two-week course exploring the craft of artisan butchery. This hands-on course has been specifically developed for existing butchers, chefs, business start-ups, small-holders and advanced home cooks seeking new skills and techniques for the fast-paced and evolving artisan food industry.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

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Goat Butchery

Goat is one of the world’s most widely consumed meats, and now is growing in popularity here in the UK. The sale of goat meat is now booming and is readily available in restaurants and markets up and down the country. If you keep your own goats, want to perfect your butchery skills or would like to discover more about this under-valued British meat then this course is for you.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

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Festival of Food and Drink - Introduction to Butchery Skills

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

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Festival of Food and Drink - Knife Skills

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

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Festival of Food and Drink - Making Bacon at Home

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

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Festival of Food And Drink - Sausage Making

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

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Festival of Food and Drink - Introduction to Butchery Skills

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

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Festival of Food and Drink - Knife Skills

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

Dates for this course:

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Festival of Food and Drink - Making Bacon at Home

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

Dates for this course:

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Festival of Food And Drink - Sausage Making

Join us for the annual Festival of Food and Drink held at Clumber Park, a National Trust property in north Nottinghamshire.

Course type: Mini Roll up your sleeves and develop your artisan skills with our Get Into courses. Learn the fundamental techniques of producing your very own artisan food and drink, with our range of one, two and three day courses.

Dates for this course:

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