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Meat School 2016: Classes at Smoking Goose

A new year of Meat School is in session! This spring, participants can explore specific special interests in butchering and charcuterie....

June 27, 2014

Now Hiring! updated 9.29.14

Sausage & Salumi Assistant
UPDATE position has been filled
full time (however part-time may be considered for the right candidate)

Duties include portioning & cutting proteins, mixing spice blends, stuffing sausage casings, managing the smoker, tying and hanging cured meats, tending products in the Smoking Goose Aging Room, and moreApplicants must have an eye for consistency and quality as well as the ability to work in a cold environment and do some heavy lifting. Experience is not required, though applicants with prior experience are encouraged to apply. Training is provided. 

Salumi Apprentice 
six months commitment with an optional three month butchering extension
$1,200/month compensation

Learn more about Smoking Goose's apprenticeship program and application requirements

Marketing & Distribution Coordinator
full time

Smoking Goose seeks a self-motivated individual with a great passion for food and the desire to work closely with our team. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of specialty food distributors, how they operate, and how best to provide support to foster these partnerships. Because Smoking Goose values relationships with our distributor partners, their representatives, and customers, the ideal candidate is expected to develop interpersonal relationships as the key to building upon our success. The right candidate is expected to be willing to travel and participate in a variety of food shows, product demonstrations, events, and other types of product training. Success in this position will be measured based on attendance at required events and the new accounts that are secured as a result of connections made during those events. Success will also be measured based on accounts profitably maintained and grown within these distributor partnerships.

Please review the complete position description and application instructions.

Administrative Assistant
UPDATE position has been filled

How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply in person 

Monday--Friday, 8am to 4pm, 
at Smoking Goose: 407 N. Dorman St. Indianapolis IN 46202

Please note that a cover letter and resume are required to apply for the following positions:
- Marketing & Distribution Coordinator
- Administrative Assistant

Applicants who cannot apply in person may submit cover letter & resume to jobs[at]smokinggoose.com 

No phone calls or social media inquiries please.

June 3, 2014

Meat School is in session this summer!

Whole Hog Butchering 
Thursday, June 12, 6-8:30pm 
Meaty snacks and libations will be served!

Get behind the butcher's table and help as we go from nose to tail.

Together the class will break down a whole hog through traditional, seam butchery techniques, and participants can take home a prime selection of the pork cuts we'll be butchering that evening. Dress the part as we'll provide a Smoking Goose butcher's hat for you to take home along with your porcine treats!

Reservations required: $150 per person includes a hearty spread of snacks & drinks plus lots of fresh pork and a butcher's hat to take home.

Sausage Making 
Thursday, July 17, 6-8:30pm
Meaty snacks and libations will be served! 

The Smoking Goose team is dishing our house sausage recipes and helping participants make their own sausage from start to finish. Together we'll butcher, grind, spice, mix, stuff, and smoke old-school, handmade encased meat treats. Take home sausages we make during class!

Reservations required: $120 per person includes a hearty spread of snacks & drinks plus lots of sausage and a butcher's hat to take home

How to register: Call 317-638-MEAT (6328) to get on the list or give registration as a gift!

The fine print: $50 deposit per participant is due at registration. This nonrefundable & nonexchangeable deposit will be applied to the total class cost which is due no later than 24 hours prior to the class.

Plans change? 
While the registration deposit is nonrefundable & cannot be applied to a different class, please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend the class so that the balance will not be charged to your card: 317-638-MEAT (6328).