TRADITIONALISTS would turn in their gravy!
Catering students at Huddersfield Technical College are sometimes shunning chicken, pork and beef in favour of zebra, kangaroo, crocodile, ostrich and bison.
And it's all going down a treat!
The reason behind the change is principal catering lecturer Mark Murden who came over from Australia last year.
By giving the students the chance to cook such unusual dishes, the 40-year-old has kept them hooked on their NVQ courses.
Mark said: "We've had no-one dropping out all this year.
"They all have to learn the elements of cooking, but no-one says we have to stick to the traditional kind of meats, so we don't.
"It's made the course so much more diverse and interesting for them."
The students learn to cook the dishes during the week and then serve them up in the technical college's restaurant on Thursday evenings.
The cost is £14.95 per head and for that the diners get an appetiser, a starter, soup, main course, sweet and - if they can fit them in after all that - petits fours sweets.
Mark said: "We do four dishes a week and cook them each in different ways. Using more unusual meats keeps things very interesting and we mix overseas meats with English sauces.
"The menu this week includes sautéd venison, baked bison, grilled crocodile and braised kangaroo.
"We were going to get cobra, but it was too expensive."
All the meat comes from South Africa and has been specially farmed to be eaten.
Mark gets to find out what delicacies are coming into the country - and then bags some for the college.
He said: "Back home in Brisbane all this kind of food such as crocodile and kangaroo is commonplace and is seen as nothing special."
Mark's wife, Donna, comes from Yorkshire and the couple decided to move back to the county with their two children, Thomas, three, and 18-month-old Claire.
Mark and his students are off to Italy next year to cook in seafood restaurants.
But they will be getting in plenty of practice first.
"I'm planning to do fish in a couple of weeks," he said.
You can bet it won't be haddock or cod.
"It will all have come from at least a mile down in the sea," said Mark.
"And there's one I've got in mind that's flat and really ugly."
Crocodiles have tapered and triangular-shaped snouts with an exposed fourth tooth on either side of the lower jaw.
Crocodiles feed at night on fish and other aquatic animals in creeks open water and deep channels.
Crocodilians are relics of the age of reptiles - the era in which these primitive-looking creatures ruled the earth for 100 million years.
There are 23 crocodilian species remaining across the globe, in places as diverse as the USA, Africa and China.