Master the rudimentary and essential skills of knife maintenance and safety before learning how the professionals slice, dice and finely chop with such ease and without looking!
During this 3 hour course, you’ll learn which knives are recommended for which kitchen tasks and work through a variety of practical activities to develop and hone your skills.
By observing the correct and various cutting techniques first hand, you’ll be able to develop skill and speed in your cooking.
You’ll start by practicing on a range of vegetables, then it’s speed chopping herbs from the garden, filleting and skinning fish and finally carving a roast chicken.
This is also a great introductory course to the wider recreational portfolio of courses and our dynamic style of delivery. Although this particular course has a high practical content it is activity based rather than recipe based.
We are hugely passionate about sharp knives and have a unique partnership with a Japanese knife importer. These knives are approximately 3 times as sharp as a stainless steel blade and have great authenticity.
It is our opinion that this range of knives are at their zenith. Take a closer look in the Cook Shop.
- Cutting skills (various)
- How to prepare fish
- How to carve
- Salsa Verde
- Chop, dice, slice
- Paysanne, chiffonnade, julienne, brunoise
- Mandolin cutting
- Filleting/skinning flat fish
- Carving cooked poultry
- Hot and cold beverages from the bar and warm biscuits
- 75% hands-on practical
- Live and interactive demonstrations
- Expert tuition and advice
- Sit-down meal
- Complimentary glass of wine (or non-alcoholic alternative)
- Local Dorset ingredients
- Use of WhitePepper training kitchen
- No weighing up
- No washing up
- Colour recipe packs to take home
Frequently Asked Questions
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