Straight Outta My Kitchen
A butcher is a person who may prepare standard cuts of meat and poultry for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. A butcher may be employed by supermarkets, grocery stores, butcher shops and fish markets, slaughter house, or may be self-employed. An ancient trade, whose duties may date back to the domestication of livestock, butchers formed guilds in England as far back as 1272. Today, many jurisdictions offer Trade Certifications for butchers. Some areas expect a three-year Apprenticeship followed by the option of becoming a master butcher.
Butchery can be a handy skill if it’s something you are into, but if not your local Butcher will help you. Here are basic step by step cut for each animal on how you can prepare your own cuts at home.