Cutting-Edge Kitchen Skills

1 Day $350

Good knife skills are the foundation of culinary arts. Textures created by skilled cuts influence not only the appearance of food but also the flavor and mouth feel. This one-day course takes a progressive approach to the development of knife skills through a combination of demonstration and hands-on practice.

What You Will Learn:

  • Evaluating knives: which knives for which task
  • Anatomy of a knife
  • Knife safety
  • Ergonomics: proper body positioning
  • Proper way to grip a knife
  • Using the rocking motion when slicing
  • Perfectly portioned cuts: Batonnet, Julienne, Dice, Paysane, Rondelle, Chiffonade
  • Slice, julienne, dice onions
  • Cut, seed, and julienne bell peppers
  • Fillet and veneer: fillet bell pepper to remove skin, make tomato roses, shave thin sheets of cucumber
  • How to use a mandoline
  • Garnishes: green onion flowers and ferns, citrus sectioning
  • Knife care—keeping your knives sharp and storing them properly

A healthy lunch of organic raw vegan foods will be provided. This is a class that will help you gain much more confidence in your knife skills and become more efficient in meal preparation. We provide premium Mac Santoku style knives to use during the course.

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