Wooster, Ohio with Certified Angus Beef


This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Welcome to the first week of November, my friends! Are you getting excited about the holidays yet? 

I spent last weekend in Wooster, Ohio with Certified Angus Beef and ten other food bloggers. We had a blast in the Certified Angus Beef test kitchen learning more than I ever could have imagined there was to know about beef.

Wooster, OH in the fall - photos by Barefeet In The Kitchen

In addition to all the beef talking, learning, cooking, and eating; I had a great time wandering through the small town and soaking up all of the gorgeous autumn leaves, cool weather, and small town window shopping.

Save The Recipe

Want to save this recipe?

Enter your email and I’ll send this recipe right to your inbox! Plus, I’ll send you new recipes every week!

I learned the best ways to choose your meats, how the beef is graded by the USDA, great tips for tying a roast, flavor profiles, and so much more! I was lucky enough to work with Chef Michael Ollier for three days of cooking and playing in the test kitchen.

All four of the chefs were great and I couldn’t have asked for more generous and fun hosts. I’ve never tasted such amazing food in one place in my life. By the end of the weekend, there were at least a dozen dishes that I want to make again.

I had a heck of a lot of fun shooting a handful of quick videos to make your beef buying, cooking, and serving work easier. I have a whole lot of fun things planned to share with you! (I can’t keep all this knowledge to myself, can I?)

Cooking Class with Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, OH

You know what else I learned? Certified Angus Beef doesn’t represent a type of cow or certain ranches or cuts of beef.

Certified Angus Beef represents a set of guidelines that were developed to guarantee that when you purchase a product with their label, it is the highest quality possible.

Independent ranchers apply to be graded by those standards through the USDA. Certified Angus Beef doesn’t farm or butcher or do anything else directly related to the animals.

Certified Angus Beef is simply THE standard. Their job is to train professionals in order to get the best results possible from the best quality of beef.

Working in the kitchen with Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, OH!

To say that I brought home a plethora of knowledge doesn’t begin to describe how much I learned. I’m looking forward to sharing all of it with you over the coming year!

Disclosure: The Le Creuset giveaway has been provided by Certified Angus Beef ® and Le Creuset. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that help make this site possible!

Filed under: ,

Tagged with:

Share this Article


Related Posts

Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

Reader Interactions

222 Comments Leave a comment or review

    Rate & Comment

  1. Kristin says

    i will be bringing the appetizers! i plan to make stuffed mushrooms, veggie crudite and a cheese platter…. keeping it light before we get to the main attraction!

  2. Susan Knisley says

    My family insists on our traditional Thanksgiving dinner each year, which includes both regular bread stuffing and oyster stuffing. And yes, I do stuff my turkey with as much as will fit inside the bird. The rest is baked in a dish with turkey broth in which a stick of butter has been melted to add some of the flavors that would come from being inside the bird. Sides are mashed potatoes with from scratch turkey gravy, candied sweet potatoes (no marshmallows for us!!), home made rolls, and at least five veggies. Green bean casserole has become a tradition in the past few years because my daughter and sister love it, and I created a yummy sage and butter squash dish that is now requested each yea. That leaves three optional veggies that I rotate through the years. I have to say that our whole extended family agrees that Thanksgiving is THE BEST meal of the year. And it continues into Thanksgiving Saturday with creamed turkey (finely minced onions and celery, turkey and baby peas in the leftover turkey gravy to which more turkey broth and some cream have been added) over homemade baking powder biscuits from my great grandmother's recipe.

  3. Anonymous says

    My must haves are cornbread dressing and pineapple casserole. I try to make at least one "experimental" item. by Cora

  4. Thaydra says

    My sister does all of the main-dish cooking for the holidays, and I am usually the one who brings the desserts! This Thanksgiving I think I'll do my caramel-apple cheesecake. It's a process, but well worth it!

  5. aaron b says

    We do breakfast with my family & Dinner with his!! So , lot's of cooking! Breakfast will be casserole of some sort, blueberry cream cheese danish & a GF quiche for our celliacs! Dinner is Turkey, corn pudding, dressing, mashed potatoes & roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary & red onions…yummmy