Gamekeepers' Favourites

  • Time

    9:30  Arrival, registration and refreshments
    10:00  Course starts
    13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
    17:00  Course finishes

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Tutor

    Steve Williams

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of game, developing a newfound appreciation for sustainable, seasonal game and gaining expert skills in how to prepare it.

On this hands-on course, you will learn how to make the most of seasonal British game meat. Using locally sourced game from the Welbeck Estate, you’ll master practical butchery techniques and knowledge to create a wide variety of game dishes.

Our tutor Steve Williams, will share his extensive experience in his field as you learn:

  • how to identify the age of game
  • how to determine the best preparation methods
  • how to skin and pluck game
  • the importance of hanging
  • how to confit legs for use in a game terrine
  • how best to use offal for pâtés and terrines.

Over the course of the two days, the products made will depend on the gamekeeper's availability in sourcing the animals.

Examples of the products that you will make may include:

  • Game Burgers
  • Game Sausages
  • Game Pie
  • Game Terrine
  • Smoked Game Bird
  • Game Salami
  • Game Pastrami
  • Venison Cecina


No prior game experience is necessary; just enthusiasm and a willingness to work alongside other food lovers.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as a buffet-style lunch prepared by our catering team.

All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

The School of Artisan Food is nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes from the A1 and M1.

Gamekeepers' Favourites

11 Sep 2024 (2 Days) - Good availability