whole pig butchery class

Thursday APril 11, 2019 6 - 8:30 pm

at Bellingham Technical college culinary school, Bellingham, WA

3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225. Building G, Room 105

on sale now! Snacks by Camber and beverages by Twin Sisters Brewing!

Now featuring butcher Ryan O’Hare of Island Grown Farmers Cooperative. Ryan's perspective on butcher work is informed by time spent as a seasonal laborer on farms, as a meatcutter in retail stores and in the wildgame and custom exempt sector.  Currently Ryan has found a home in the USDA cut and wrap and mobile slaughter sector working alongside third and fourth generation butchers.  Ryan has benefited from the tutelage of a great number of mentors and hopes to become a resource to students of all ages who are interested in building their skill-sets and joining the global butchery conversation. 


Tickets on sale now! 

Thursday April 11, 2019 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Bellingham Technical College Culinary School 
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Building G, Room 105

Arlington based butcher and teacher Ryan O’Hare currently serves in the cutting shop and as mobile slaughterman with the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative in Bow, WA. Ryan will demonstrate basic butchery techniques and principles on a locally and sustainably raised whole carcass by Whatcom County’s own Alluvial Farms! Culinary students, home butchers, whole animal restaurants and catering companies can learn from Alluvial Farms about animal husbandry and welfare, and from Ryan about workers' rights (from farmers to meat packers to chefs), and

  • Learn how to utilize every bit of an animal to maximize deliciousness and value.

  • Learn how to shop for good meat purveyors and support a healthy local food economy.

  • The event will take place at Bellingham Technical College, in partnership with School of Culinary Arts.

  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres by Bellingham’s own Camber and a round of beverages by Bellingham’s Twin Sisters Brewery will be provided.


Standard Ticket: $150. Every ticket holder will take home 2lbs of fresh, housemade sausage, featuring Alluvial Farms’ well-raised local pork.

Deluxe Ticket: $200 includes a 10lbs pork share of milk finished Alluvial Farms pork.

Thank you to our partners for their generous support of this event …

Check out a Seattle Times article about our inspiration for this class: Butchery101 whole pig butchery classes.