Cooking Class - Introduction: Knife Skills 101

Get your cutting up to speed with this necessary course in the basics of knife work.

It can be intimidating to watch cooking shows, where professional chefs cut with such speed and precision without endangering themselves in any way. But how they wield knives isn’t simply magic; it’s a set of skills anyone can pick up with a little practice. Learn from Chef Anja the absolute fundamentals when it comes to prep work, where see how to chop, slice, mince and dice veggies, meat and garnishes like a pro.

In the process of mastering your knife skills, you’ll cut up the ingredients to make either a chicken vegetable or french onion soup, a butternut squash soup, and finally shave a large bar of chocolate to garnish a homemade chocolate pudding. Revel in your new expertise by digging into the dishes you’ve sliced and prepared.

  • Minimum Guests 10
  • Maximum Guests 30
  • Meal Courses 2
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Couples, Date Night, Vegetarian

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Ava H.

25 Mar 2016

We had so much fun cooking with chef Anja. She's great at breaking down the things your parents never taught you in the kitchen (...I won't reveal my favorite tips... Anja will have to tell you!). The food was just a delicious as her instruction. Looking forward to watching her chef star rise.

Tom G.

24 Feb 2016

Anja was fantastic- she's great at (and clearly loves) her job as a chef, and she is also an engaging and fantastic instructor.

Eleanor D.

21 Feb 2016

We had a blast - Chef Anja was fun, engaging, and taught us a ton about using different knives to create delicious food!

Meet your chef

Chef Anja
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Chef Anja has been cooking since she was just thirteen years old, fueling a passion which blossomed into a career that took her from her hometown of Tahoe City to learning to be a professional chef in France. While there, she went to cooking school in Montpellier and apprenticed at Michelin Star restaurants in Lyon. Since then, she has launched a successful personal catering business, cooking dynamic dishes from a French-Californian perspective with a healthy, flavorful emphasis in mind.

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