There's a trick to get this to work - so here's how to cut meat and be ready for the tasty animals convention :)
Step 1: The Trick
Here's the key trick. Remove the auto focusing sensor and focus manually. This allows you to get really close to your steak without the focusing sensor crashing. Be sure to count turns so you can put it back where you found it.
The problem is, steaks tend to be too thick to cut with a focused laser... So the closer we can get, the further we can cut.
Alternatively, you probably should pound the steak thin :)