You don't need to be able to chop at chef speeds to cook well, but learning how to use knives to their best effect in the kitchen will make your cooking more effective and more enjoyable.
This half-day course will show you how to select, use and maintain the correct knife from the basic cooks knife set including sharpening, chopping, filleting and other fundamental techniques.
You will work with the following knives:
Chefs Knife - chopping, slicing
Boning Knife - working with meat
Flexible Filleting Knife - fish filleting
Paring Knife - peeling and preparing
Turning Knife - shaping and turning
At the end of the course you will have a good understanding of how to best use your knives in the kitchen.
Skills you will learn
Which knife to use for each task
How to use knives with confidence whilst learning classic chopping, dicing, cutting and slicing
Knife sharpening and maintenance
Knife safety and speed
Half Day Course Format
Our half-day courses are a great way to learn a particular culinary skill that you will use for life. During a morning or afternoon session you will enjoy around 3 hours of in-depth, hands-on learning with our experienced chef tutors focussing on one skill.
The courses run in small class sizes of a maximum of 10 students. There is no lunch but you will leave with any ingredients or dishes that you have prepared during the course.