Online Cooking Class - Basic Beginner Knife Skills

Sharpen your knife skills during this engaging and informative cooking class.

Learn the art of using and maintaining your knives during this online cooking class! Follow along as the gourmet instructor gives you a crash course on choosing, storing, sharpening and slicing with a chef's knife. As you learn the techniques and practice your skills by slicing fresh vegetables, you'll whip up a seasonal Italian vegetable soup to serve as a comforting reward. Using and caring for your knife is an essential part of being successful in the kitchen and this hands-on class is a perfect place to start!

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

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size
    Public class sizes are between 1 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 1.5 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Fun, Healthy, Italian, Mediterranean



1 pound potatoes, yellow or red
1 pound zucchini
2 stalks celery
2 carrots
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch Swiss chard or kale or collard greens
2 onions
1 head garlic
1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange)
4 Kumato or Campari tomatoes (or 1 pound any kind)
Optional additions for the soup (not necessary, but lovely): 1 small block Parmigiano cheese (with rind), 3 anchovies, 1/2 cup white wine, 1 sprig rosemary or thyme, 1 quart chicken broth

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Kitchen Equipment

Cutting board and chef's knife
1 knife sharpening option (please see explanatory photo here:
1 honing steel (optional)
Assorted mixing bowls
1 large soup pot

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Jennifer or Resident Chef



24 Mar 2024

What a wonderful class!! Natanya is an excellent teacher! I am an experienced baker and I learned lots of new tips and tricks! She did a great job keeping the class together and answering all the questions. Everyone was successful!



26 Feb 2024

The Apple Pie class is one of the best cooking classes I have ever taken and I have taken many. The Chef provided so many details, such good tips and explanations for the suggested tips. I enjoyed the class and recommend it to others.



26 Feb 2024

This was a great class, and my husband said it was the best apple pie I have ever made! I would definitely take another class with Chef Jennifer.

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$ 49 Per person

90-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Meet your chef

From editing recipes for the Wall Street Journal to holding a food editor title for Martha Stewart Living to founding a recreational cooking school, Chef Jennifer has held many roles in and out of the kitchen. A graduate of Peter Kump's New York Cooking School, she is a detailed culinary instructor who has a solid background teaching home chefs. Don't miss out on booking a class with an engaging and passionate chef!

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