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Kitchen Skills Evening Classes-Knife Skills

Knife skills are vital to good cookery and most people have learnt bad habits over time. This evening will give you a good grounding in safe chopping which will improve your technique and start you on the road to chopping like a chef. Our Kitchen Skills Classes are perfect for the novice cook or those who want to build their confidence in the kitchen. 

Course Details

Our Kitchen Skills Classes are a way to master a new skill or perfect one that needs a little help! The best way to improve you cookery and your diet is to improve your basic skills. If you can chop quickly and safely dishes take far less time to prepare and are less daunting. Successful pastry and bread making skills are essential if you want to cook your own rather than relying on shop bought goods. Even with the best cookery book nothing can compare to learning hands on and with our classes you will have an experienced chef to show you the tips and tricks of the trade.

There are 5 Kitchen Skills Classes to choose from: Knife Skills, Stocks and Sauces, Cooking with Grains, Pastry Making and Bread MakingEach class costs £65 and you can book them separately. If you book all five classes you will receive a 20% discount.

Knife Skills

 We will show you how to use a chef’s knife successfully to prepare a wide range of vegetables and herbs. 

  • Safe, quick and confident cutting using an 8 inch chef’s knife
  • Julienne, or matchstick, cutting
  • Dicing and slicing
  • How to successfully crush garlic and chop and onion without tears

The classes include a delicious meal which you will have made and a glass of organic wine or local juice. You will receive a pack of recipes and tips at the end of the class. The classes are relaxed and enjoyable with lots of hands on cookery and help from our experienced Demuths chefs.

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Dietary Suitability

    We will happily cater for those who are vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

    Skill Level
    •   Beginner

    Helen Lawrence

    About the tutor

    Helen has come from being Head Chef at Demuths, a post she filled for 5 years, in which time Demuths won Best Restaurant in Bath award 2007 and Vegan Restaurant of the Year 2009. She is a trained chef and has trained in classical French cooking, with a passion for French patisserie, also an expert in knife skills and chefs tips. She enjoys the creativity of vegetarian and vegan cooking, lifting vegetables to the central position, they deserve in our diets.