Game in a Day


Satisfy your inner hunter and celebrate real wild meat. Learn all about feather and fur with this practical butchery course.

Explore the wide range of sustainable seasonal game available as you pluck, skin and butcher your way through this hands-on day.

Using locally sourced game from the Welbeck Estate you will 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
  • Game butchery techniques including trussing and barding of game birds and preparation of saddle of hare and rabbit
  • How to confit legs for use in a game terrine
  • How best to use offal for pâtés and terrines

Depending on availability, this course will use the following game from the Welbeck Estate:

  • Rabbit
  • Hare
  • Pheasant
  • Partridge
  • Venison
  • Woodcock
  • Wood pigeon
  • Wild goose
  • Mallard
  • Teal

Each student will take home:

  • Oven ready game birds
  • Oven ready rabbit

This course includes light refreshments and an informal lunch.

All ingredients, equipment and recipes are provided by the School.


Fri 8th Dec 2017

Places left: YES

Sat 20th Jan 2018

Places left: YES


Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Duration: 1.0 day(s)

Cost: £190.00

Subjects: Butchery


Chris Moorby

Rich Summers

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Customer Reviews

Donna Evans
Rich lead the course with his equally competent side-kick Chris. Rich is clearly passionate and knowledgeable and both are very approachable. Together, they delivered a hands-on, valuable course on how to skin, pluck, eviscerate (''paunch', if animal), bone and prepare various animals and birds (we had venison, hare, rabbit and various game birds which we were each given to practise 'breaking-up' in different ways). The level of teaching and learning was superior and provided me with valuable skills. Equally valuable and appreciated, was the hospitality and food provided at breakfast and lunch (thank you very much for the warmed ciabatta, Lynn - and for offering to cook me some eggs after my relatively long journey to get to the School; it was just like being at home with a great mom!).

Rose Topham
An interesting and informative day. It was a very 'hands on' which was lead by two passionate and enthusiastic lecturers. the course delivered fulfilled the description of the day and much more. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Not forgetting a a delicious lunch and excellent hospitality.

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