Learn from our experts about the lost art of butchery and experience more than just chopping meat. Avedano’s classes are experiential— hands-on, hands-in working and learning forums designed with you, the home chef, in mind. Our goal is to provide useful and easy-to-understand information about specific foods and preparations. The informative and enjoyable classes will end with meaty snacks and an aperitivo. You will take home your goodies and a summary of what you learned for future reference.

Call 415-285-MEAT (6328) for reservations.

Reservations require full payment at the time they are made.
Refunds cannot be made for cancellations made less than one week prior to the class.

Every third Sunday of the month

Taught by Christian Shiflett.

The goal of this intensive class is to teach you the specifics of the art of home butchery and grant you knife-wielding dominion over your kitchen. You will break down a lamb and a pig carcass. You will receive an outline of the class and diagrams that and help you to classify cuts.  We will discuss cooking suggestions and tools to further develop your knife skills and techniques.

Each participant will receive lunch and at least $100 worth of meat to take home.

You will walk away with a lot of knowledge and a lot of meat.

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Enrollment: 7 people
Price: $300 per person


ADVANCED BUTCHERY:  One on One with ½ a Hog

Taught by Christian Shiflett.

An intense look and demonstration of how to break a half hog. Students will learn proper knife, saw and cleaver skills required of a butcher, while practicing cutting retail cuts.

Students will take home 10 lbs of pork as well as a cuts list of what the students have learned. This class is reserved for a maximum of two people and costs $400 per person.



Every fourth Sunday of the month

Taught by Christian Shiflett.

Offer your loved ones the gift that’s already stuffed in a package: SAUSAGE! Led by our house sausage maker, Christian, you'll learn how to season meats, and then make your very own sausages and crepinettes to take home.

There are 6 slots available at $115 per person, and everyone gets to take home some of the finished product! We will make two varieties of sausage, and Christian will teach you the finer details of what goes into your seasoning, and how to properly stuff the meat into casings.

Please call us for more information.


You can sign up in person or over the phone:
415-285-MEAT (6328).

Class location:
The Udder Room
Avedano's Holly Park Market
234 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(unless otherwise specified)