workshops & services

my classes are geared towards any and all people looking to learn traditional butchery techniques and methods. I also offer meat related consulting services. please don't hesitate to contact Me WITH ANY INQUIRES. Private bookings available upon request.


Upcoming workshops:

Tues, Oct 29th, 2019. Wooden Boat Food Co. Hands-on Pork, 6-9pm

Tues, Nov 5th, 2019. Sharp Knife Shop, Hamilton. Hands-on Pork, 6-9pm

Fri, Nov 8th, 2019. Southbrook Winery w/Linc Farm. Hands-on Pork. SOLD OUT

Sat, Nov 9th, 2019. Dish Cooking Studio, Toronto. Hands-on Pork 11am-2pm

Tues, Nov 12th, 2019. Bon Temp Restaurant, Hamilton. Dinner/Demonstration. 6pm

Sat, Nov 16th, 2019. Minga, Guelph. Hands-on Pork. 11-2pm

Mon, Nov 18th, 2019. Marben, Toronto. Hands-on Pork. 6-9pm

Sun, Dec 15th, 2019. Dish Cooking Studio, Toronto. Hands-on Pork 11am-2pm

Wed, Jan 29th, 2020. Growing Chefs, London. Hands-on Pork, 6-9pm

Tues, Feb 4th. Minga, Guelph. Hands-on Pork. 6-9pm

What People Are Saying:

Jamie and I have been working together to offer butchery workshops for years.  It has been such a pleasurable experience!  Jamie brings to his workshops a passion, a breath of knowledge, and such a simple and clear way of explaining the process. He takes a topic that some view as challenging and overwhelming and really breaks it down so that people leave feeling empowered and knowledgable in the art of butchery.

Ami Dehne – Founder, Minga Skill Building Hub

Our butcher demos have been one of the most successful events we’ve hosted at Rino’s Kitchen.  That success can be attributed to the skills and expertise that Jamie is able to share with our clientele.  His dynamic personality is able to connect with our clients as they are looking for a better understanding of the farm to table chain.

Rino Bortolin – Former Owner, Rino’s Kitchen

Jamie has helped me understand the art of true butchering. He has a passion for a profession that has been lost to mass production. When we started our shop Jamie worked with myself and staff, some with 25 yrs experience, to reintroduce finesse cutting and proper butcher practice. He has become not only a friend but a great teacher and my one go to man for everything butcher related.

Ty Truax – Owner, the Chop Shop