Join our exclusive in-person master class with The Knife Experts (Luke and James) and unlock the secrets to becoming a true culinary virtuoso in the kitchen. Whether you’re an aspiring chef or a passionate home cook, this immersive learning experience is designed to transform your knife skills and elevate your cooking game to new heights.

Upcoming Classes

Please note that Knife Skills MasterClass has limited spots available (8 people) to ensure personalized attention and an optimal learning experience for each participant. By keeping the class size small, we can provide individualized guidance, address specific questions and concerns, and offer hands-on support throughout the workshop. We highly recommend securing your spot early to guarantee your participation in this exclusive culinary journey.

Location: 63 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11249

Number of spots per class: 6 people

Price: $125 (includes all necessary equipment and ingredients for the practical sessions)

About the Class

In this comprehensive program, you will embark on a journey guided by seasoned culinary experts who will teach you the fundamental techniques needed to master the art of knife work. From the very basics to advanced precision cuts, we will equip you with the knowledge and proficiency to handle a knife like a professional.

During the course, you will gain a deep understanding of knife safety and care, ensuring that you handle your knives with confidence and maintain them in optimal condition. We'll delve into proper knife grip and motion, teaching you the correct techniques to hold and maneuver your knife for maximum control and efficiency.

Choosing the right knife for the task at hand is crucial, and we will demystify the world of kitchen knives. You will explore different knife shapes, their specific uses, and how to select the perfect knife for each culinary endeavor. With our guidance, you'll learn to appreciate the craftsmanship behind quality knives and make informed decisions when expanding your collection.

As we delve into the heart of the program, you'll explore the realm of vegetables and fruits, discovering the most common produce items encountered in the kitchen. We'll dive into classic cuts, enabling you to transform ingredients with finesse and precision. From julienne to chiffonade, you'll master a repertoire of cuts that will elevate your culinary creations.

Through engaging practical demonstrations and interactive exercises, you'll hone your skills, developing speed and dexterity that will impress even the most discerning food enthusiasts. With practice and perseverance, you'll become a slicing and dicing machine, effortlessly executing tasks with finesse and precision.

Join us for this transformative in-person master class and embark on a culinary adventure that will unlock your true potential in the kitchen. Unleash your creativity, savor the joy of cooking, and experience the satisfaction that comes with mastering the art of knife work. Enroll now and let the journey to becoming a culinary maestro begin!

Master Class Outline

Duration: 7 hours (full-day session)

Session 1: Knife Basics and Fundamentals (1 hour)

  • Introduction to knife safety and proper handling techniques
  • Understanding different knife components and their functions
  • Exploring various knife types and their specific uses
  • Selecting the right knife for different tasks

Session 2: Mastering Knife Skills (1.5 hours)

  • Developing a proper grip and stance for optimal control
  • Learning essential knife cuts and techniques, including:
  • Slicing, dicing, and chopping
  • Julienne, brunoise, and chiffonade
  • Mincing, scoring, and filleting
  • Practicing precision and speed through guided exercises

Session 3: Knife Motion and Efficiency (1 hour)

  • Understanding the importance of knife motion in efficient cutting
  • Exploring different cutting styles, such as rocking, sliding, and tapping
  • Refining knife skills through practical exercises and challenges
  • Tips and tricks for improving cutting speed and accuracy

Break (1 hour)

Session 4: Knife Care and Maintenance (30 minutes)

  • Proper cleaning and storage techniques to prolong knife lifespan
  • Sharpening and honing methods for maintaining a sharp edge
  • Handling and avoiding common knife maintenance mistakes
  • Recommendations for knife storage options and accessories

Session 5: Applying Knife Skills to Common Ingredients (1.5 hours)

  • Focus on specific fruits, vegetables, and herbs commonly used in cooking
  • Learning specialized cuts for each ingredient, tailored to enhance flavor and presentation
  • Hands-on practice with instructor guidance and feedback
  • Exploring different cutting techniques for specific recipes and dishes

Session 6: Culinary Challenges and Culmination (30 minutes)

  • Exciting knife-related challenges and activities to test your newly acquired skills
  • Q&A session to address any remaining questions or concerns
  • Recap of key concepts and takeaways from the workshop

Note: The workshop format allows for interactive hands-on practice, individualized attention, and ample time for participants to refine their knife skills under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Participants will be provided with the necessary equipment and ingredients for the practical sessions.