Butcher Apprentice Program Reference Form

This reference form is being requested on the behalf of an applicant who has applied to the Butcher Apprenticeship Program at the Tenuta di Spannocchia in Tuscany, Italy for a three-month-long session. Spannocchia is a small, close-knit community in a rural environment, 20 kilometers south of the city of Siena. While travel is possible on the weekends (COVID-depending), participants spend most of their time on the farm.

Please carefully answer the following questions and feel free to use as much space as necessary. Your responses will be treated confidentially. At the bottom, you may save this form in order to work on it over multiple sessions before submitting.

If you prefer, you may instead download a word document version of this form to complete and email back to us.

Please note the following application deadlines (for full session dates, please see the Apprenticeships page):

Group A (Sessions 1, 2, 3)
Application Deadline: Aug. 6, 2021  |  Notification By: Aug. 20, 2021

Group B (Sessions 4, 5, 6)
Application Deadline: Aug. 27, 2021  |  Notification By: Sept. 10, 2021

Group C (Sessions 7, 8)
Application Deadline: Nov. 26, 2021  |  Notification By: Dec. 10, 2021


Applicant's Name*
Your Name (Referee's Name)*