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Classes

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Knife Skills

If you are a beginner chef tutor, Charlotte Pike, will introduce you to a variety of kitchen knives and teach you how to use them safely. If you have experience already, she will show you how to refine your skills. You will be taught to sharpen and maintain your blades for ultimate cutting edge precision. Feel free to bring your own knife/knives if you would like to practice with them.

You will learn to use a chopping knife and boning knife and given lots of opportunity to practice. Techniques you will learn include;

Chopping herbs (fine chop, rough chop and chiffonade)
Crushing garlic
Slicing, chipping and dicing potatoes and veg
Chopping and slicing onions
Mirepoix
Slicing mushrooms to prepare a mushrooms a la crème recipe using garlic, herbs and mushrooms

The timetable for the session is presented below.

  • 19.00 - Introduction to different knives and importance of sharpening
  • 19:15 – Students to practice sharpening their knives
  • 19:30 – Charlotte demonstrates chopping herbs, onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, other veg mirepoix
  • 19.50 – Students to practice chopping
  • 20.30 - Charlotte demonstrates jointing poultry & discusses recipe ideas
  • 20:50 – Students to practice on their own whole, free-range poultry
  • 21.20 - Students finish off cooking e.g. make mushroom a la crème for roast chicken & cook roast potatoes
  • If there is time, Charlotte will demonstrate chopping fruit for dessert
  • 21:30 – Participants sit down to eat and pack food to take home

Leftover food can be taken home so don’t forget to bring take home boxes.

Upcoming dates

Monday 2 November 2020
7:00PM-10:00PM
£85.00
Places available


Monday 4 January 2021
7:00PM-10:00PM
£85.00
Places available


Wednesday 3 March 2021
7:00PM-10:00PM
£85.00
Places available


Wednesday 5 May 2021
7:00PM-10:00PM
£85.00
Places available


Wednesday 7 July 2021
7:00PM-10:00PM
£85.00
Places available


Wednesday 8 September 2021
7:00PM-10:00PM
£85.00
Places available


Wednesday 3 November 2021
7:00PM-10:00PM
£85.00
Places available


"We enjoyed it so much, we want to do another one. We made some lovely dishes, & learnt a lot in 3 hours. This was a birthday present from a friend, to be recommended ! Frances Byrne"