I'm looking for someone who has experience in the butchering field to shed some light on the day-to-day of the career. My situation is that I'm 24, and I've done a little of pretty much everything there is to do in the kitchen. I've prepped, worked the line, catered, baked, and worked front of house. My issue is that the craziness of restaurant life is taking it's toll. I'm not really cut out for 18 hour days in front of a grill, getting home at 3am stopped being fun a while ago. I would love to stay in food world, though, and being a butcher has always appealed to me. I realize that it will never be a 9-5 and I'm cool with that. I was wondering what exactly a typical day for a butcher is, in terms of starting/ending work and what all is involved.
I know this is pretty broad, but I've been seriously considering signing on with Fleisher's to do training and wanted to know what I was getting myself into before I put my time and money into this.
Thanks in advance for any help :)
Edited by A_Hunger_Artist, 28 October 2011 - 05:49 PM.