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Beef University

What is Beef University?

Beef University is your comprehensive resource on beef. This free, one-of-a-kind training program gives you access to downloadable training tools such as PowerPoint presentations, fact sheets and videos to use for staff trainings or professional development. Beef U is available on an online platform that lets users do much more than download materials; Beef U members can directly connect with beef industry experts, share feedback on training courses, express interest in additional education needs and more.

How can my operation use Beef University?

Click here to explore the fully-customizable and free resources. You’ll be prompted to become a member of the Beef U online community. Membership allows you to download all of the materials for free and engage with other members and the Beef Checkoff.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on using Beef U. or read this guide to getting started.

Contact us at BeefU@Beef.org to learn more about customized Beef U training for your operation, or one-on-one training with beef's culinary experts.

Why does my team need to know more about beef?

Guests want beef when dining out and educating employees on beef will help you sell more of this profitable protein. This goes for both back-of-house and front-of-house staff. Beef U includes training on how best to prepare beef and new menuing opportunities, as well as background on how beef is raised and produced to help wait staff answer consumers’ questions about the beef they see on your menu. Understanding beef’s flavor and culinary applications will help ensure guests have a satisfying eating experience, and generate return visits.  

What topics will Beef U help my team learn about? 

On the site, you’ll find everything foodservice professionals need to know on how beef is raised and sold from farm to fork. Because Beef U is broken into the following sections by topic, it’s easy to see how all the courses fit together as a full resource. Alternatively, you can highlight content by scheduling specific trainings around what’s most relevant for your team. 

Raising Beef Today
Beef Basics
Beef Preparation
Beef Cuts
Beef in Retail
Beef in Foodservice

How do I best utilize Beef U in my operation?

The downloadable Beef U courses and fact sheets are perfect to use as-is for team or individual trainings. Yet, all of the training courses are fully customizable, so operators can edit the content to share topics most relevant for your team, or embed the information into your existing staff training materials. 

How do I encourage my team to use the training?

Our Train the Trainer guide has tips and ideas on the best ways to encourage engagement in Beef U. For example, combine trainings with a hands-on component, such as a cutting or cooking demo, to spark your teams’ interest. Or create a Beef U “Certification” program among your staff, and offer badges or signage to promote course completion and encourage ongoing learning. 

Contact us at BeefU@Beef.org to learn more about customized Beef U training for your operation, or one-on-one training with beef's culinary experts.

 

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