Essential Knife Skills

$130
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A ‘must do’ class in our repertoire, this workshop comes highly recommended.

Knife skills are critical in an efficient kitchen and assist in making cooking a real pleasure. You get to practice chopping and slicing as you are taken through methods taught to trainee chefs around the world. This is the first step in becoming a truly great cook.

We’ll assist you to achieve skills that, with practice, will speed up food preparation in your kitchen. You get to chop, dice, slice and eat and we’ll clean up!

During this class

  • You’ll learn which knives to use for what job
  • How to keep knives sharp
  • We’ll give you buying tips, what to look for and what to avoid
  • Receive a Knife Notes and French Cuts Sheet for reference at any time
  • You’ll get as much hands on experience and guidance as you want
  • The Chef’s Knife is our main focus in this class. Learn how to grip and manipulate this knife to make food preparation easy.

In every class, our talented team are committed to ensuring you learn, and are inspired by, their teaching. We are qualified chefs and love what we do. Meet our bunch (of friendly coconuts) below.

Success in the kitchen is a wonderful thing. Bridging the gap between knowledge and wisdom is a key to achievement.

We will teach you this art so you finally have the skills, know-how and recipes to cook with conviction. It becomes easy and pleasurable. You’ll be able to successfully prepare and enjoy fresh and exciting meals at home whenever your heart desires.

At Matters of Taste, we specialise in teaching people the skills to cook beautiful fresh food at home every day.

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  • Classes
  • Something Unique
  • Medium
  • Half day

Why will you love it?

  • Skills for life 
  • Skills for speed in the kitchen
  • Skills for taste!!

What will you learn?

  • You’ll learn which knives to use for what job
  • How to keep knives sharp
  • We’ll give you buying tips, what to look for and what to avoid
  • Receive a Knife Notes and French Cuts Sheet for reference at any time
  • You’ll get as much hands on experience and guidance as you want
  • The Chef’s Knife is our main focus in this class. Learn how to grip and manipulate this knife to make food preparation easy.

Included in this class

    • Hands-On Chopping and Slicing Know-How
    • Thai Coconut Chicken Chop-Chop Salad
    • Kaffir Lime Leaf Steamed Fragrant Rice
    • Moroccan Spiced Oranges with Vanilla Ice Cream


What will you get?

  • Everything you need to participate in the class
  • Skills that you will be able to use over and over again
  • A feast to end the class

  • What do you need to know?

    Knife Sharpening Service

    When Essential Knife Skills is scheduled on a Saturday morning, AMS Sharpening will be outside the school.

    Tony can expertly sharpen your knives from $5.50 per knife. Anyone welcome, bookings not necessary.

    NOTE: If you plan on bringing your knives, please check with us Tony is here just in case of illness or extreme weather (he works in a little blue van so if too hot, he will not be here)