Retail Meat Store
About the Store
Students in the Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising program get retail sales training, including customer service, display and merchandising, in NAIT's in-house meat store. The store sells products prepared by the students, and is open to staff, students and the general public.
About the Program
Meat merchandising and customer service are essential features of the Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising program. It also provides hands-on instruction in:
- working with beef, bison, pork, lamb, seafood and poultry
- producing cured, smoked and processed meat and sausage
- purchasing product
Sanitation, safety and quality controls are also emphasized. A 3-week work experience component provides further on-the-job training. Most students are offered jobs at one of their work experience sites.