In this class we offer you the practical skills you can use daily in your own kitchen.

From our selection of basic but essential butchery skills, you will learn how to debone a whole chicken, make your way around a leg of lamb, and master the art of cutting and tying a pork roast. These skills are ideal for impressing dinner guests.

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What you will learn
  • Basic knife skills
  • Methods to cut and prepare different meats
  • Overview of our free range products
What you will get
  • Basic skills to use around the kitchen
  • 5kg of meat you cut on the night
  • A Cannings custom apron, a stubby holder and a jute bag for shopping
  • A thermal bag to keep everything cool
  • You will have 15% discount in-store immediately after class, for that night only
  • Dinner and wine tasting after the class (if you have any dietary restrictions please let us know)

What to bring
  • Comfortable and closed shoes.
  • Pen and notebook (if you want to take notes)
  • Suggestion: An esky to take your meat home.
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate for

Must be 16 or older to assist


Cannings Free Range Butchers

Vendor since 2017

Cannings Free Range Butchers specialises in high welfare, grass-fed produce from across Australia. Founded by Sam Cannings in 2010, on a desire to purvey the most ethical produce through conscious sourcing and constant quality control, Cannings believes that the best cared for animals produce the best meat. With locations in Hawthorn, Kew, Malvern, Ivanhoe, South Yarra and soon Tooronga, Cannings has become synonymous with quality and care - commanding a staunch following.

With also some of the best customer service in the industry and bustling online store, Cannings combines a love for food, a respect for animal welfare, and an in-depth knowledge of the craft to become the quintessential modern butchers.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

For cancellations and refunds on booked spots please contact Lorena ( at least a week prior to the class. We book out weeks in advance and sometimes have a waiting list. Unfortunately, for bookings cancelled less than 3 days prior to the class, we will not be able to provide refunds as produce and equipment will have been purchased for you. If you wish to send someone else to take you spot we can facilitate this re-allocations or we may be able rebook your attendance to another date.

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Terms & Conditions

All class times are relative, and may finish before/after the allotted time depending on the number of attendees. Classes are also subject to late starts due to needing all attendees present for the safety induction.

Cannings will attempt to contact you on your mobile if you are running late on the day. Unfortunately we will not be able to refund your ticket if you come late or fail to attend on the day. A reminder email will be sent out 3 days prior to workshop date.

Attendees must be 16 years or age or older.

Cannings Vouchers:

Vouchers for the various workshops can be redeemed by the gift bearer when they wish to book themselves in.

Vouchers can not redeemable for cash or store credit and expire a year after the date of purchase.

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14 July 2018 • Cannings Apprentice

Great course - the instructors were very helpful and the meat I took home was top quality. I would highly recommend.


08 October 2017 • Cannings Apprentice

Cannings Apprentice was a great night, lots of fun and very educational. It gave me some great tips and tricks and with a bit of practice will mean that I can do some more interest activities with meat, and gave me a much better appreciation of the butchers skills and appreciation of the animals we eat.