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From Primal to Cut: A Beef Cutting Demonstration

From Primal to Cut: A Beef Cutting Demonstration



Presented by Kari Underly


Friday, October 23, 2009, 4 PM until 6:30 PM


Kendall College

900 North Branch Street, Chicago – FREE PARKING

(West of Halsted Street, North of Chicago Avenue)


Program Information





Cutting demonstration of a side of beef donated by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. All those primals pieced together, picked apart and discussed by Kari Underly.


Attend this interactive live cutting demonstration and learn how the seven primals are processed into subprimals. You will observe firsthand how these subprimals are cut into not only familiar traditional cuts, but also today’s newer, healthier cuts. Whether you are in the foodservice industry or a food enthusiast, you will be sure to wow your colleagues with new "cutting edge" beef knowledge.


If you have any questions or wish to register, then please phone 847/432-8255 or e-mail

[email protected].


Kari Underly


Kari Underly