Was watching Gordon Ramsey earn another wheelbarrow full of money the other night on Hells Kitchen...yea, yea, I know, but Mrs P likes to watch it...honest! Anyway, one of the challenges was for the chefs to cut up half a cow into various types of steaks and meat cuts. I got to thinking, I know it dangerous but I couldn't help myself, do chefs get trained in butchery? I suppose they must do. As my mind wandered into the misty past (I really don't like HK) I seemed to recall that when I was on Antrim (72 - 73) that an AB sailor was the butcher, it was like a special duty or brown card job or something along that line, and he went to Pembroke for specialized training. Does anyone recall if what I describe is correct or was I having a mini stroke courtesy of Gordon fcuking Ramsey? Was anyone here a RN butcher? I imagine the meat is all pre-cut and pre-packed these days.