Basic Knife Skills Classes In Salt Lake
If you aspire to be a better home cook or pursue a career in the culinary arts, our Basic Knife Skills class will help you become more confident and efficient in the kitchen. During this interactive class, we’ll provide expert instruction and share tricks of the trade. Plus, you’ll get lots of hands-on practice to improve your knife skills.
What to Expect
A knife is the single most important tool in any kitchen and knife skills are a fundamental building block of your culinary education. Mastering proper knife work will make it easier as well as more fun to prepare and cook your favorite meals. This class is tailored to accommodate all skill levels – from beginner to professional chef – and everything in between. In this class, our professional chef will teach you how to choose the right knife, properly hold a knife, keep a sharp edge on your chef knife, and cook a simple meal.
Knife skills help you achieve consistent cuts, which is important in cooking. Precisely cut ingredients are important to consider when preparing any recipe as cook time will vary depending on shape and size. Better yet, evenly cut ingredients are visually more appealing. As they say – you eat with your eyes first!
Here are a few fundamental cuts you’ll learn:
This class is designed to teach you to handle a knife correctly, practice precise and controlled cuts, and become a more confident and efficient cook. During each class we’ll prepare a short recipe using the ingredients you’ve practiced cutting and you’ll create a simple meal to enjoy at the end of class. Each class is about two and a half hours in length.
What Sets Salt Lake Culinary Education Apart
The Space: Practice your knife skills in our spacious, fully-equipped kitchens with individual workstations.
The Tools: We provide everything you’ll need, including an epicurean cutting board and top-of-the-line professional Chef’s knife to use during the class.
The Instruction: Our professional team of chef instructors has extensive experience teaching knife techniques to all skill levels.
Our cooking classes and knife skills classes fill up fast! Check out our schedule and reserve your spot early. If a class is full, join the waitlist to get priority access to new classes.
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Knife Skills Class FAQs
Although the primary focus of this class is proper knife technique, you will still prepare a simple menu using the ingredients you’ve practiced your knife cuts on. Specifics for each class can be found in the class description.
This is a hands-on. That means you’ll get plenty of practice and have fun trying the various techniques.
Prices for our cooking classes vary, so be sure to check the class description on our cooking class calendar for class details, menu and pricing.
Yes! Learning how to properly handle a knife can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in the kitchen.
The class will discuss “honing” verses whetstone sharpening, how to select the correct cutting board, caring for your knife, and more.
Yes! After the class, you’ll receive an email with our Knife Skills packet as well a copy of the recipe you made during the class.
We offer our Basic Knife Skills class about once per month. We recommend registering as early as possible since seats in our classes fill up quickly.
We always do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies with advance notice. Please let us know at the time of registration in the order note field.
We will provide you with a professional Chef’s knife to use during the class. However, if you have a Chef’s knife that you want to bring to practice using in class, you may.
Please arrive in comfortable, closed-toe shoes as you will be standing, slicing and dicing for the majority of the class. If you have long hair, we recommend tying it back. Aprons will be provided.
Yes, you can purchase a class for another person if you know which specific class the recipient would like to attend. Alternatively, you may choose to buy an online gift certificate and let the recipient select their preferred class.