The Portland Meat Collective is a one-of-a-kind meat school and community resource that offers hands-on classes in slaughter, butchery, meat cookery, and charcuterie. As a gastronomic society for the advancement of the culinary arts,  PLAZA DEL TORO is proud to host PMC founder Camas Davis as a permanent Chef in Residence. The first round of PMC classes at Plaza are scheduled in January and February of 2017.

For each PMC class, local farmers sell whole animals to students, who in turn learn from seasoned butchers and chefs how to transform the animals into everything from pork chops to bacon. Students go home with a lot of good meat and increasingly rare knowledge. Chefs and butchers share their art. And farmers are able to sell directly to consumers who appreciate their sustainable farming practices. The result? A growing community of informed omnivores who support responsible meat production and consumption in America.