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The art of cooking: Knife skills

After enjoying a welcome cuppa and pastry with your fellow classmates, our chef will educate you on the different types of knives and what they are used for, in addition to the different cutting styles and techniques like, julienne, macédoine and paysanne.

Knife skills are an essential when it comes to cooking, in this class you will be working with our Flint and Flame knives to understand and learn the safety, sharpening and correct knives for the job, whilst becoming a more confident cook in the kitchen. With and mixture of demonstrations and hands on techniques such as filleting and skinning a flat fish and breaking down a chicken, you are guaranteed to go home with a head full of knowledge and the confidence of making the knife and extension of your arm

No need to be a cooking connoisseur here…the class is relaxed, fun, informative and interactive, suiting all abilities. Sharing a workstation between two (if you come on your own we will pair you with a classmate), we will work together through the preparation and cooking of each dish, then you can sit down, mingle and enjoy the fruits of your labour at the end of the class, whilst our cleaning wizards work their magic!

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The techniques you’ll learn

  • Different types of vegetable cuts
  • Fillet and skin a flat fish
  • Breaking down chicken
  • Sharpening and using knives correctly
  • Different knives and the safety
  • What each knife is used for
  • Knife maintenance

What you’ll cook

  • Minestrone soup
  • Chicken stir-fry
  • Pan fried fillet of fish, finished nut brown butter with flat parsley, shallot and Lilliput capers

What you get on the day

  • Tea, coffee and pastries on arrival
  • All ingredients and equipment for the class
  • Use of a workstation between two participants
  • A head full of knowledge from our experts
  • Class recipes, so you can easily replicate at home
  • Soft drinks throughout the day
  • Season cookery school apron