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

Artisan Summer Session

Bake artisan bread, make your own cheese and learn introductory butchery techniques with our six-day hands-on summer session.

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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Best of British Meat

Celebrate the best of British meat with this specialist one-day course

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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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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Best of British Meat

Celebrate the best of British meat with this specialist one-day course

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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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.

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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Lamb and Mutton Butchery

Sheep are of biblical importance and this specialist one day course is sure to satisfy your appetite for all things lamb and mutton.

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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Knife Skills and Carving

Sharpen your knife skills with this hands-on, specialist course.

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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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.

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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Lamb and Mutton Butchery

Sheep are of biblical importance and this specialist one day course is sure to satisfy your appetite for all things lamb and mutton.

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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Knife Skills and Carving

Sharpen your knife skills with this hands-on, specialist course.

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:

Spaces left: yes More info