Knife Skills

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

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Event Overview

Good cooking is actually mostly chopping and prep – and there is simply nothing else that will improve your time in the kitchen more than learning basic knife skills. Join Chef Elizabeth Buckingham for this intensive two-hour course where you’ll learn how to properly hold, hone and use kitchen knives to their best advantage. Learn classic cuts, such as dice, mince, julienne and chiffonade, plus learn how to clean, care for and buy knives. If you’re serious about cooking at home, this class is for you. (Generous food samples served!)

What to Bring

Students should bring their own chef's knife and paring knife, if available.

What's Provided

Instructor will provide detailed handouts, practice knives and generous food samples!

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Chef Elizabeth Buckingham is a Colorado native; she earned her culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. A spontaneous scuba diving trip to the Bahamas following her graduation led to the next eight years of her career: she cooked aboard dive boats and later progressed to head chef aboard private yachts worldwide. In 2009, Elizabeth returned to Colorado with her husband, Nicholas, and started her own private chef venture, Moveable Feast Colorado. Elizabeth teaches public and private cooking classes in the Denver area and offers corporate recipe development and trade-show services to her clients. Elizabeth is also a certified Master Gardener and runs a small urban homestead complete with bees, chickens and a large vegetable garden. She is an avid canner and preserver, a passionate advocate of local food, and she thinks everyone should know how to cook at least a little bit.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Theresa R.
    Reviewed on 09/03/17

    I taught myself to cook years ago and finally decided to acquire some basic skills from a pro. This class was perfect for me. In the first 1.5 hours Chef Elizabeth covered how knives are constructed, when and how to hone, the differences between western and eastern knives, how to chop a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, the importance of personal preference in knife choice, and more. In the final half hour of the class we tried out the techniques she demonstrated with a wide assortment of knives she made available for us. I learned I’ve been using knives inefficiently and just making cooking harder on myself than I needed to. I now know what knife I want to buy and how to use it! Thanks Chef!

    I taught myself to cook years ago and finally decided to acquire some basic skills from a pro. This class was perfect for me. In the first 1.5 hours Chef Elizabeth covered how knives are constructed, when and how to hone, the differences between western and eastern knives, how to chop a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, the importance of personal preference in knife choice, and more. In the final half hour of the class we tried out the techniques she demonstrated with a wide assortment of knives she made available for us. I learned I’ve been using knives inefficiently and just making cooking harder on myself than I needed to. I now know what knife I want to buy and how to use it! Thanks Chef!

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    Kristen M.
    Reviewed on 07/27/17

    This was an incredible class! The information presented was very practical and useful. The class had a good mix of demonstration time as well as practice time. It was nice to have a small class size, so we could all ask questions without it becoming overwhelming. Elizabeth also provided yummy food for the class, which was definitely a plus!

    This was an incredible class! The information presented was very practical and useful. The class had a good mix of demonstration time as well as practice time. It was nice to have a small class size, so we could all ask questions without it becoming overwhelming. Elizabeth also provided yummy food for the class, which was definitely a plus!

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    Paula H.
    Reviewed on 07/10/16

    Great chief with the best ideas for those of us not in the kitchen too much.

    Great chief with the best ideas for those of us not in the kitchen too much.

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