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Knife Skills Masterclass

Overview

Are you a keen cook and want to improve your knife skills?  Or simply want to know how to chop an onion like a pro?

Cooking can become a chore if the preparation of the ingredients takes too much time and this is often the most time consuming part of cooking a meal.  Having good knife skills will make light work of prepping food and reduce your cooking time considerably.  Furthermore, as you become a dab hand with your food prep you will enjoy cooking and become so much more confident in the kitchen.  People with good knife skills are also more likely to try new dishes – and experiment in the kitchen.

This Knife-skills Masterclass will teach you about the range of knives available, what they should be used for and how to handle and maintain them.  You will learn how to chop, slice and dice to save time and perfect your julienne, baton and chiffonade skills.

In this masterclass you will learn how to:

  • Use the correct knife safely and with confidence.
  • Prepare vegetables, fruit and herbs
  • Joint a chicken
  • Make a tomato salsa
  • Cook a sizzling stir fry from the chicken and vegetables you have already learned how to prepare

The 3 hour Masterclass with provide you with new skills, and recipes, as well as a light lunch and as always plenty of hits and tips to keep you skilled in the kitchen. Become the kitchen pro and join us for your next class.

All classes are held at our Rickmansworth venue, WD3 1JR

Itinerary
  • Usually 6-8 people per class
  • Includes lunch (cooked by you!) and refreshments; wine, beer or soft drinks
  • We provide all ingredients and equipment. All you need to provide is you!
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FAQs

Is lunch provided in this class?
Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there parking available on site?
Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?
Yes, you will need to bring some food containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?
Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

Can I bring a spectator with me?
I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?
Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?
In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?
Anyone from the age of 11+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?
Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?
We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking.  Please email us cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?
All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

Will I eat the food I make?
There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?
Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?
You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

Book onto a class: £115

Great if you have a date in mind

6 places available
Thu 07 May
(10:00 - 13:00)

Book by phone:

Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions

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