RBR Kitchen | All Things Chicken

ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch is one of the only farms in Colorado to raise Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Wildlife Friendly, pasture raised chickens. Join Rock Bottom Ranch Director Jason Smith to explore the basics of trussing, tying and roasting a chicken as well as breaking down a whole bird into cut portions.  We will also explore some seasonal recipes that utilize all the parts and pieces of the chicken.  Guests will leave with two chickens ready for cooking (a $40 value).

Jason Smith joined ACES in 2013 as the Site Director for Rock Bottom Ranch.  Growing up in the restaurant industry, Jason has been involved with food his whole life.  Progressing through restaurants in North Carolina and New York, Jason accepted a position at The Little Nell in 2004.  After working under Chef Ryan Hardy, Jason became passionate about sourcing local food and especially interested in sustainable agriculture.  In 2010, he returned to North Carolina where he enrolled in a sustainable agriculture program and started a farm with his wife, Sarah.  In 2012, their farm produced over 100 varieties of vegetables, 35 varieties of cut flowers, as well as raised heritage breed pigs, chickens, goats and turkeys.  During his free time, Jason enjoys cooking, snowboarding and photography. 

WHAT TO BRING: Bring whatever you may need to get you through the class (snack, drink...). In most RBR classes the materials are provided but always feel free to bring your own materials if it seems appropriate (baking, knitting, spinning, gardening etc.).

HOW TO GET THERE: Please walk, bike, bus, carpool, ride your horse, or ski to ACES sites whenever possible (yes, you really could cross country ski to Rock Bottom Ranch when there is enough snow). Parking at all sites is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet!
$50.00 Members
$60.00 Non Members
Rock Bottom Ranch
6:15pm - 7:30pm
Class Maximum14
Spots Available6
Wait List0
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