• Smoke Series: Chicken

    Thursday, August 22nd | 6-8 pm

     

    We've partnered with our friend and smoking master, Shelton Steele, for a special smoking series to help you elevate your barbecue game.

     

    What to Expect:

    • Learn the nuances of using different ingredients for smoked chicken (i.e. charcoal vs. wood and different kinds of rubs)
    • Get advice on how to build a great smoking fire for the smoker you have or are looking to buy
    • Discover how time and temperature affect the end taste and texture
    • Enjoy tasty, smoked chicken prepared during class
    • Meet Shelton and ask questions
    • Enjoy locally-sourced beverages including beer and wine, plus house-made and local charcuterie and cheese
    • Take home PDF notes and recipes from the class

    *SOLD OUT*

  • Whole Hog 1.0

    Thursday, August 29th | 6-8 pm

     

    Learn the basics of breaking down a whole hog with our Head Butcher, Matt Helms.

     

    What to Expect:

    • Hands-on class limited to 10 to 12 students
    • You’ll get to cut a portion of the whole hog with butcher’s assistance 
    • Learn the different cuts that retail stores demand, as well as cooking techniques for each type.
    • Enjoy some of our house-made and local charcuterie as well as wine and beer. 
    • Take home some of the pork that you cut during class and PDF notes.
    • Get 10% off your next pork purchase and your next Chop Shop class.

    Where does our pork come from?
    We carefully source our pork from two trusted, North Carolina farms: Warren Wilson Farm and Hickory Nut Gap.

  • Seafood & Oyster Class

    Thursday, September 5th | 6-8 pm

     

    Learn how to filet and prepare some of the most amazing fish from our coastal waters with our seafood expert, Rob Jones!

     

    What to Expect:

    • Learn how to filet, gut, and debone fresh fish.
    • Understand the different tools used in fish butchery to maximize yield and provide the best value for the whole fish.
    • Discover how to prepare and cook different types of fish.
    • Get hands-on experience while working alongside other students in the class.
    • Taste house-made and local charcuterie as well as complimentary beer and wine throughout the class
    • Take home fresh fish, oysters, PDF notes and pictures from the class.
    • Enjoy 10% off your next seafood purchase and your next class.

    Where does our seafood come from?
    We work closely with Abundant Seafood from Charleston to get the freshest, most sustainably-caught seafood in the southeast.
     

    *SOLD OUT*

  • Smoke Series: Brisket

    Thursday, September 19th | 6-8 pm

     

    We've partnered with our friend and smoking master, Shelton Steele, for a special smoking series to help you elevate your barbecue game.


    What to Expect:

    • Learn the nuances of using different ingredients for smoked pork brisket (i.e. charcoal vs. wood and different kinds of rubs)
    • Get advice on how to build a great smoking fire for the smoker you have or are looking to buy
    • Discover how time and temperature affect the end taste and texture
    • Learn how to finish and prepare your brisket for serving
    • Enjoy tasty, smoked brisket prepared during class, as well as locally-sourced beverages including beer and wine, plus house-made and local charcuterie and cheese
    • Meet Shelton and ask questions
    • Take home PDF notes and recipes from the class
    • Enjoy 10% off your next pork purchase and your next Chop Shop class.

    Sign up early and save! See ticket page for more details.

  • Beef Front Quarter Butchery Class

    Thursday, October 3 | 6-8 pm

     

    Watch and learn as our Head Butcher and Co-owner breaks down an entire front quarter of dry-aged Apple Brandy beef.

     

    What to Expect:

    • Watch our head butcher complete a live demonstration of breaking down the front quarter of a steer
    • Learn about different beef cuts, including Denver, Chuck-Eye, Rib-Eye, Skirt Steak, and more!
    • Discover the differences between often-confused names of popular cuts and learn about cuts you’ve probably never heard of
    • Learn the cooking techniques for different cuts of beef (and as you'll discover, we'll teach you how to maximize the meals you can cook from this section of a beef)
    • Enjoy local and house-made charcuterie and cheeses, as well as beer and wine.
    • Take home beef that you cut during class, PDF notes, and recipes.
    • Enjoy 10% off your next beef purchase and your next Chop Shop class.

    Where does our beef come from?

    All of our beef comes from Apple Brandy Farms, a local third-generation family farm dedicated to producing all-natural, corn-fed beef. Located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, Apple Brandy knows the pedigree and complete history of each animal they raise and they never use synthetic hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.

     

    Sign up early and save! See ticket page for more details.

  • Whole Hog 2.0 (Advanced)

    Thursday, October 17th | 6-8 pm

     

    By request from some of our class regulars, we’re opening an advanced Whole Hog Butchery series to the public!

     

    *NOTE: We do ask that you attend a Whole Hog 1.0 Course before signing up for this one.
     

    What to Expect:

    • You’ll butcher half of a Heritage breed hog yourself with professional assistance
    • This class is limited to 6 to 8 students so that we can maximize the time you spend butchering
    • All students get to take home some of the pork that they cut during the class.
    • Before the class begins, you’ll get to enjoy some of our house-made and local charcuterie as well as wine and beer. 
    • Take home PDF notes and photos from the class!
    • Enjoy 10% off all pork from our shop and any future classes you sign up for.
    Where does our pork come from?
    We carefully source our pork from two trusted, North Carolina farms: Warren Wilson Farm and Hickory Nut Gap.

  • DIY Sausage & Beer

    Thursday, November 7th | 6-8 pm

     

    Join our butchers, Rob Jones and Matt Helms, and our friends from a local brewery (TBA) for an evening of beer and house-made sausage! In this two-hour, hands-on class you'll learn the techniques to make your own sausages at home.

     

    What to Expect:

    • Learn about the different ingredients and spices that go into numerous kinds of sausages
    • Discover how to pair each kind of sausage with other ingredients and beverages
    • Mix, grind, and shape your own sausages in our professional cut room
    • Meet our butchers and ask questions
    • Get a taste of local and house-made charcuterie, as well as beer and wine.

    • Take home lots of sausage, PDF notes, and recipes from the class

    • Enjoy 10% off your next pork purchase and your next Chop Shop class.

    Where does our pork come from?
    We carefully source our pork from both Warren Wilson Farm and Hickory Nut Gap.
     

    Sign-up early and save! See ticket page for more details.

  • Beef Holiday Roast

    Thursday, December 12 | 6-8 pm

     

    Be prepared for the holiday! Build confidence in your sourcing, preparing, cooking and serving before the big show at the holiday table with your friends and family.

     

    What to Expect:

    • We’ll discuss where your roast is from, where it’s located on the animal, and why it has the characteristics it does.
    • Our professionally-trained chefs will share with you the proper preparation and cooking techniques, and the easiest way to serve your guests.
    • We’ll get to eat the examples, along with wine, cheese and charcuterie.
    • Take home notes and recipes from the class.
    • Enjoy 10% off your next beef purchase from our shop and your next Chop Shop class.

    Where does our beef come from?
    All of our beef comes from Apple Brandy Farms, a local third-generation family farm dedicated to producing all-natural, corn-fed beef. Located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, Apple Brandy knows the pedigree and complete history of each animal they raise and they never use synthetic hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.
     

  • Private Classes

    For information on private classes please send us a message below or call the shop @ 828.505.3777!

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