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Knife Skills: The Fundamentals

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

While making this tasty menu of bruschetta, roast chicken, vegetables, and potatoes, learn the fundamentals of basic knife skills that make cooking at home simple. In this class, Chef Paul will explain how to choose the best knives and how to take care of the ones you already have, along with teaching you slicing, dicing and chopping techniques you’ll utilize from appetizer to dessert. As you prepare dishes like fresh tomato bruschetta, roasted...

Sunday Oct 1st, 12–3pm Eastern Time

Knife Skills 101

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

Everything you ever need to know about choosing, storing, sharpening, holding, and using the most important tool in the kitchen. We will have 8-inch chef's knives for you to practice on, but you are also welcome to bring your own knife.  Included in the price is a knife sharpening stone of your own, which we will teach you how to use flawlessly before you leave.  And so you have something to cook (and eat!) with all your expertly chopped...

Sunday Oct 8th, 12–2:30pm Eastern Time

Knife Skills

The Brooklyn Kitchen @ 63 N 3rd St , Brooklyn, NY 11249

All menus will vary based on seasonality, ingredient availability, or chef's fancyAt this class, a light snack will be served Caramelized onions Veggie Stock Veggie Soup Techniques shopping, selecting and storing ingredients planning, prep and timing safe kitchen practices safe knife use and handling honing and sharpening Allergen Warning This course contains NO COMMON ALLERGENS. Substitutions will be actively encouraged. Please let us...

Saturday Oct 14th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

This class will offers you a valuable set of culinary techniques to move you along in your kitchen education. Knife Skills Cooking Meat to Perfection (Pan-Roasted Chicken) Making Flavorful Pan Sauces (Classic Chicken Gravy) Roasting Vegetables (Roasted Potatoes + Seasonal Vegetables) Blanching Green Vegetables (String Beans with Lemon Gremolata) Cooking Leafy Greens (Swiss Chard with Lemon and Garlic) Important:...

Friday Sep 29th, 12–2:30pm Eastern Time

A Taste of Provence: Classic Dishes from the South

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

A Taste of Provence: Classic Dishes from the South of France This hands-on French-themed cooking class will teach you to create some of the region’s most iconic dishes. You’ll learn the finest Provençal techniques to turn fresh ingredients into delightful textures and flavor combinations. You’ll begin by tossing together a crispy salad combining bright beets and fresh oranges with rich feta cheese and mint. Then, you’ll roast salmon to...

Saturday Sep 30th, 12–3pm Eastern Time

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Culinary Boot Camp: For Beginner Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

This hands-on, skills-based series covers all the basic skills you'll need to feel comfortable and creative in the kitchen. We'll focus on each cooking technique, using multiple ingredients to drive it home, so you leave confident to cook up most any food in your own home kitchen. ​This program meets every week for 6 weeks. WEEK 1: Knife Skills and Vegetable Techniques SKILLS COVERED: Knife Skills and Sharpening Vegetable Techniques: ...

Friday Oct 27th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: For Amateur Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

This hands-on, skills-based series covers the advanced skills that amateur cooks need to take their culinary education to the next level. We'll focus on each cooking technique, using multiple ingredients to drive it home, so you leave confident that you can tackle these skills on your own. Culinary Boot Camp: Basic Skills is NOT a prerequisite if you already feel somewhat comfortable in the kitchen. This program meets every week for 6 weeks. WEEK...

Sunday Jan 21st, 5–8pm Eastern Time

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Culinary Boot Camp: Vegetarian Cooking Techniques

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

This hands-on, skills-based series covers all the basic skills you'll need to feel comfortable and creative in the kitchen. This boot camp focuses primarily on techniques you'll need to create meals firmly rooted in the the vegetable kingdom, along with legumes, grains, and eggs. This course is ideal for vegetarians and anyone who wants to add more vegetables and plant-proteins to their cooking repertoire. (We will be using dairy in some of the dishes,...

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Italian Date Night

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 815 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas), New York, NY 10001

Trying to come up with more creative activities to do as a couple? Why not try a cooking class together? In fact, why not take THIS cooking class! In this fun, hands-on and interactive class you'll make an appetizer and a main meal by following the step-by-step guidance of your chef instructor. By the end of the class you'll be ready to pour some wine and enjoy a delicious, romantic, and made-from-scratch meal together. Join Chef Jerry as he...

Saturday Oct 14th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

Make Your Own Dumplings

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 38-30 28th Street Long Island City, NY) 00000

In this complete hands-on class, you’ll learn how to create delicious Chinese Dumplings completely from scratch! Our expert Chef Instructor will guide you step-by-step through refining your knife skills, making two different dumpling fillings, and learning the art making and folding your own dumpling dough. Guests will have the opportunity to make a traditional pork filling or veggie filling for their dumplings. You will learn three traditional...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Peruvian Ceviche

CocuSocial Cooking Classes

Enter into the world of gastronomy, by learning to master the exquisite globally renowned marine dish, Ceviche. Ceviche is synonymous with feelings of pride and admiration for all Peruvians. In this hands-on workshop, our expert Chef Instructor will guide you step-by-step in preparing this fresh and delicious dish, along side a delicious leche de tigre ("Tiger's Milk"). Only the freshest and most authentic flavors and ingredients will be used,...

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Steamed Bao Buns

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018

Learn the art of making soft, pillowy mini Bao Buns completely from scratch! Easily steamed, they are even more fun to fill with your ingredients of choice. Choose between a vegan (featuring zucchinis, carrots, cabbage, and leeks) or seasoned ground beef filling. Follow the process of making the dough and allowing it to prove while you make your filling of choice. You'll also learn to make a Siopao dipping sauce from scratch. This class is the...

Sunday Oct 8th, 1:30–4pm Eastern Time

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Knife Skills (Adult)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Do you need a little extra confidence in the kitchen? Learning to master knife skills is the essential ingredient! Join us for a knife-skills-therapy session that will reinstate you as the boss of your kitchen.  From chopping and mincing to slicing and dicing, we'll prove that knife skills aren't just for professionals. Practice your newly learned skills as you whip up the freshest Salsa, Jalapeno Lime Mayo Dipping Sauce and Sweet Potato Fries....

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Knife Skills

Purple Kale Kitchenworks @ 250 44th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

In Basic Knife Skills, you’ll learn our “spider walk,” how to make your knife “sing,” the best way to cut an onion, and how to elegantly undo a chicken joint.  We don’t focus on superfluous technique; we teach balance, cadence, posture, and grip, guiding you in practice, hand over hand. Like in all of our classes, you’ll get focused, personalized instruction.  Plus, you’ll have prepared fixings for a delicious meal that you...

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Knife Skills

Robicelli's Bakery Cooking School @ 9009 5th Ave, New York, NY 11209

We will be teaching you basic knife skills to make your work in the kitchen exponentially faster, not to mention safer. You’ll also learn what to look for when purchasing knives. One of the most requested things our students ask to learn is how to make quick and easy dinners at home. Well, one of the reasons why dinner takes so long to prepare is the prep time, which can be reduced tremendously by learning good knife technique. Students will...

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Discover the Best Knife Skills Classes in NYC

When was the last time you cooked a meal for yourself? What if you could cook like a chef and enjoy it? Learning knife skills is a great start to upping your kitchen (and therefore eating) game. 

People have been making knives for most of history, all the way back to the days of hunting and gathering. They looked a little different, but they ultimately did the same thing: separated meat and prepared other types of foods to make them easier and more enjoyable to eat. 

When knives with metal blades came around in the Romano-British period (43 AD to the fall of the Roman Empire), they were a luxury. Rich people dined with metal cutlery, but most of the time their guests did not. That wasn’t because knives weren’t around. In fact, men and women carried knives around for other tasks. Over time, other eating utensils became more widely used (the spoon is one of the earliest eating utensils, and forks have a scandalous history). Pocket knives remain a staple, and larger knives are often used in hunting and fishing communities.

Knives are sharp objects generally used to cut items like consumable goods and meats. They’re categorized as cutlery, and as such, means you need to learn solid safety practices as you learn knife skills. 

Having knife skills includes knowing how to: 

  • Grip a knife correctly
  • Hold food securely to avoid cutting yourself when using knives
  • Use the correct cutting and knife terminology
  • Take care of your knives, for example sharpening and honing them
  • Stabilize your cutting board to eliminate sliding on the countertops as you’re cutting

There are many types of cutting you’ll learn about as well. From the basic chopping and dicing to a more advanced chiffonade or julienne, it’s a good idea to learn what the cuts are called to accurately read recipes.

Why You Should Learn Knife Skills in NYC

Learning to cook is a good skill for every adult to have. NYC offers a vast array of restaurants and takeout because of the size and diversity of the city. That being said, cooking can be a valuable skill in “the city that never sleeps.” 

For one, there are plenty of markets where you can purchase fresh foods. Many New Yorkers walk or take public transportation, which means being able to purchase fresh ingredients from a wide variety of places is helpful for small shopping trips. 

NY residents tend to work long hours, which can make cooking feel cumbersome, like another job. When you learn how to use knives, and other cooking skills, preparing a nice meal after a long day could be a good way to slow down and do self-care. Not to mention, homemade food makes you feel good when you eat it. 

If you’re looking for a career change, NYC is a great place to learn knife skills. Nearly every restaurant job, whether you want to be a chef or own a food truck, requires you to know how to use the tools of the trade. 

In-Person Knife Skills Classes & Schools in NYC

New York City is an awesome place to learn and practice knife skills. Little Italy in Lower Manhattan is home to a great little cooking school called Miette. It’s clever because in French “miette” means little crumb and the school is located inside the restaurant Tartine, meaning “slice of bread.” 

During Miette’s Knife Skills: The Fundamentals course, you’ll learn skills through making a tasty meal. Start by making an appetizer of tomato bruschetta, through a roasted chicken dish with roasted potatoes, and finish with an apple tarte fine. You’ll chop, dice, and slice through each menu item and enjoy the meal together at the end of class. Chef Paul will demonstrate knife basics like how to choose and take care of your cooking knives. 

Knife Skills 101 by Home Cooking NY is a basics course beginners won’t want to miss. In their SoHo Manhattan location, Home Cooking NY teaches the basics of how to grip and sharpen your knives. During class, you’ll practice with an 8-inch chef’s knife— or bring your own knife, if you prefer. When you’re done you’ll get to keep the knife sharpening stone you learned how to use in class and enjoy a hot meal with your peers.

Home Cooking NY also offers a Six Basic Cooking Techniques course. Knife skills are an important topic. In addition, you’ll learn about how to cook meat, make pan sauces, roast vegetables, and blanch green veggies. The class culminates in a delicious meal of pan-roasted chicken, roasted potatoes with seasonal vegetables and chicken gravy, paired with string beans and a lemon gremolata. 

If you’re looking for a knife skills class that teaches you about ingredients, The Brooklyn Kitchen in Sunset Park offers Knife Skills. The chef will teach you about knives, how to shop for the best ingredients, use them to create fresh flavors in your food, and how to store them the proper way. One perk of The Brooklyn Kitchen is that they’re aware of allergies and will ensure you’re safe in their kitchen while you’re learning. All you have to do is tell them your allergies when you register and they’ll work with you to make sure the kitchen is free from the allergen. 

Want to take your partner on a date? How about an Italian Date Night cooking class? CocuSocial Cooking Classes provides this fun activity for couples looking to have fun in the kitchen together (bookings have to be made in pairs). Chef Jerry will guide you through the knife skills and cooking processes step-by-step and you’ll get to enjoy your homemade meal at the end of the night. This class doesn’t require previous experience. You’ll have a good time whether you love cooking, you’re starting out, or simply want to try something new with your partner.

If you’re looking for an adventurous cooking class for a solo experience, or for you and a friend, CocuSocial Cooking Classes offers a Steamed Bao Buns class. You’ll learn to make the dough for the buns first, allowing it time to prove as you prepare the filling. There are ground beef and vegan filling options. To top off the meal, you’ll create a Siopao dipping sauce before enjoying the fruits of your labor. 

Virtual Knife Skills Classes & Schools

Learning to use knives requires working with your hands. But sometimes you may not be able to find a class that interests you. The good news is that there are plenty of online knife skills classes available. Taking an online class can be convenient, too, because you won’t have to worry about traffic, or being overwhelmed by learning a new skill around other people. You’ll also have the benefit of working in your own familiar spaces and likely have more special topics classes to choose from. 

Learning remotely generally means you’ll have to provide your own equipment and materials, although many courses ship ingredients right to your home. If you have dietary restrictions or specific food preferences, it can be nice to have a little more control over your ingredients and learning environment. 

To get a feel for the basics, consider courses like Knife Skills 101 (Online) by Taste Buds Kitchen. During this course, you’ll slice, dice, and mince your way to confidence in the kitchen. You’ll make salsa with tortilla chips, sweet potato fries, and jalapeno lime dipping sauce to enjoy after class. 

To prepare, you’ll need to stock up on the ingredients. When you register, you’ll receive a list that tells you what you need, the quantities, and the recipes. Even though the course is virtual, you’ll still be learning and practicing the skills during class. 

Looking for a little more advanced class to put your skills to use? Try Argentinian Cooking Online #2 with Mirta by The League of Kitchens. This exciting and culturally rich cooking class will take you on a journey through an Argentine delicacy. Learn to make skirt steak with chimichurri sauce using Mirta’s family recipe. Practice your knife skills on the roasted potatoes, fresh herbs, and vegetable salad. When you get done with class, you’ll love eating your perfectly cooked steak and well-cut side dishes. 

After you register, they’ll send you an ingredients list and the kitchen tools you’ll need to be able to participate in class. All you have to do when you’ve purchased the ingredients is show up for class ready to learn and enjoy yourself. 

Private Group Knife Skills Classes in NYC

Do you want to provide a knife skills class as a fun team-building event for your business or organization? Or maybe a cooking class where everyone can learn to make a dish together? CourseHorse has live online knife skills classes for private groups

During this 60-minute Virtual Knife Skills Workshop, cooks of all experience levels will learn and enjoy themselves. Beginners will learn new skills, while advanced cooks will learn to be more efficient in the kitchen. 

In order to prepare for class, you’ll need to pick up a few basic kitchen items like a chef’s knife, cutting board, and vegetable peeler, as well as a variety of fresh vegetables. Don’t worry, when you register for class, you’ll get a list of what each participant needs to stock up in advance. 

When you sign up for a course like this through CourseHorse, there are a few key benefits you’ll want to know about. For one, there’s no booking fee. The only additional cost will be if you want to add customization to the workshop like games or an extra expert. 

After you book, you’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours. That’s a nice feature if you’re expensing the group or getting reimbursed, especially since the course can support up to 500 participants. 

Even if you don’t know exactly how many people will attend, you can always book with the minimum of ten participants and update the roster later. While CourseHorse recommends Zoom for the video platform, they’re able to accommodate others if your company has a preference. 

If you have questions or would like to request a demo, simply reach out to the CourseHorse team via the contact form on the website to get connected with someone who can help.