Hog-butchering class in Los Angeles

In Butchering,Meat Events on July 29, 2010 by fred Tagged: , ,

I was lamenting the fact that there were no whole hog butchering classes in Los Angeles, while San Francisco and New York seem to be swimming in them.  I mentioned it to Neal Fraser (owner Grace Restaurant and BLD), who offered to hold a private butchering demonstration at his home.  Actually he said, “I can butcher a hog with my eyes closed.”

So we’re buying a locally sourced hog and Neal will butcher it for an intimate group of ten, answering any and all questions.   Interested?  Sign up on the Event Sign-Up Page.  UPDATE: — SORRY, THE EVENT IS COMPLETELY FULL. To sign up for notification of future events, subscribe to the Opa’s Craft Mailing List.


2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Beverly Hills, California

The cost for the event is $150 per person.   Each attendee will get to take roughly ten pounds of local farm raised pork home with them.  Light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and an apron are included.

BTW — Neal won Iron Chef America when the secret ingredient was — wait for it — pork!  So it should be fun.

Updated: August 13, 2010

3 Responses to “Hog-butchering class in Los Angeles”

  1. Fred,

    Many many many thanks for the butchering session today. It was a great experience and really great to see so many people who are passionate about food and learning.

    Neal was really fantastic of course and highly recommend to anyone wanting an up close and real learning experience.

  2. I’m surprised that with the many farms throughout Southern and Central California, that there aren’t more workshops like this.

    Still, it sounds not for the squeamish.

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