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.
The best way to improve you cookery is to improve your basic skills. If you can chop quickly and safely dishes take far less time to prepare and are less daunting.
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. 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.
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.