Join IF University, Winston Industries, and Louisville Farm to Table for a class on how to use a whole animal to create great cuisine while saving money, respecting the animal, and supporting local farmers. This class brings together chefs, producers, and "foodie" consumers for a fun and exciting afternoon of presentations, tastings, and hands-on demonstrations. Facilitators include Jay Denham (pork producer), Jim Whaley (Independent Consultant Chef), Cliff Swaim (Director of Marketing and Sales, Marksbury Farm), Barry Yates (Director of Innovation Winston Industries) and Tyler Morris (owner and chef, Rye on East Market).
Jay Denham is one of three partners in Woodlands Pork, which operates a production facility in Louisville. Denham is a master charcutier and has apprenticed with ham makers in both Spain and Italy.
Jim Whaley is an Independent Consultant and Chef whose current projects include consulting for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm to School, Jefferson County Public Schools, the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, and partnership work with Berea Promise Neighborhood and Save the Children.
Tyler Morris moved from New York to Louisville in 2011 to open Rye on East Market in Nulu. Honing his skills under chefs April Bloomfield and Tom Colicchio, Morris practices nose to tail cooking and has taught butchery and charcuterie classes at Rye.
Cliff Swaim began raising beef in 2005, selling it to friends and neighbors. He joined Marksbury Farm as Director of Sales and Marketing in 2011. Swaim has a passion for connecting consumers with locally-raised, pasture-finished meats, and creating a culture of full transparency along the way.
Barry Yates has been a local chef and restaurateur for over 35 years. He sold his restaurants and began working with Winston Industries 22 years ago. He is now Director of Innovation for Winston Industries where he has a passion for anything culinary –working closely with local and statewide programs such as food access, farm to table, JCPS, farmers, processors, chefs, restaurant owners, and the development of improved food technology.
Participants are asked to arrive at 10:45 a.m. Please bring a sharp 6-inch knife and portable cooler with your name on it with you to the class. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a special gift package from Winston Industries.
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