Cooking Class - Fundamental Knife Skills

Learn how to properly wield your kitchen knives with confidence in this hands-on class.

Chef Gene imparts to you perhaps the most crucial element of home cookery: fundamental knife skills. This class will involve both demonstration and hands-on knife care and handling practices. Chef Gene asks that you bring a chef’s knife and paring knife so you can learn how to both sharpen and hone the knives correctly.

Once you understand safe handling and the appropriate knives used for chopping, mincing, slicing, dicing, and chiffonade, you will put your new knife skills to good use to prepare and enjoy three delicious hors d'oeuvers.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Couples, Gourmet, Group, New American, Singles

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Gene



31 Jul 2018

Gene was accommodating and went out of his way to make the team building experience fun and enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed making pasta and learning new skills in the kitchen. The food was GREAT!



30 Jul 2018

Chef Gene did a fantastic job making us all feel comfortable, explaining the process and adapting the event to meet our expectations. He is very knowledgeable and made sure we were all engaged in the preparation of the meal. The ingredients were of high quality and the menu featured seasonal ingredients per our request. We all went away with many great tips on how to improve our cooking skills.



28 Jul 2018

What a truly memorable evening learning so much from an expert teacher and consummate chef who is the former head of the Portland Culinary Institute. I highly recommend that everyone who would like raise their cooking skills to the next level take a class with him.

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With over 20 years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industry, Chef Gene is the entertaining and knowledgeable host of a variety of engaging cooking classes that bring out the best of the Pacific Northwest. Chef Gene holds degrees in culinary arts, hospitality, and educational leadership, and has had the privilege of opening two culinary education facilities in his career. These accomplishments showcase his passion for teaching as well as his outstanding culinary skills.

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