Knife Skills with Dinner

Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 18:00 – 22:00

During this four-hour course you will learn to chop, slice and dice like a professional in this essential knife skills workshop. We believe that being a good cook involves many skills but for us learning how to use a knife properly is essential. Great knife skills reduce preparation time and waste in the kitchen and produce more attractive dishes with improved texture and style. 

This class begins with a welcome drink to allow you time to discuss the experience you are about to have with the Chef and to meet your fellow students. For the next few hours you will learn the skills involved to create the dishes on our menu.

To finish we will all gather around our chef’s table to enjoy a delicious meal that you have prepared and enjoyed with a glass of wine or a soft drink.

Techniques and dishes:

Using Robert Welch knives we will teach you the knife techniques favoured by professional chefs so that you can learn to use your knives to their best advantage. Also, you will be shown the correct technique to keep your knives razor sharp, how to store them, and the secrets of using a steel. 

The list below illustrates the different types of knife skills, advice and dishes that you will see being demonstrated by our chef. There will also be an opportunity for you to practice some of these skills as part of your interactive experience at the Cook School Bewdley.

• Segmenting - Learn how to segment citrus fruit 

• Filleting - Demonstration of filleting round and flat fish 

• Sauté - Preparing a whole chicken

• Chopping - Prepare pesto

• Classic cuts for vegetables

• Getting the best from your knives

• What makes a good knife set - basic and complex

• Sharpening - how to sharpen your knives

• Storage - how to store your knives

• Steels – using a steel and the different types of steels available

• Boards - types of board and their care.

The course includes: 
A welcome drink on arrival; use of apron for the duration of the course, expert tuition and guidance from our chef, comprehensive course notes, ingredients sourced from our kitchen garden wherever possible, refreshments and an informal meal with your fellow students.

£45.00 per person Buy your tickets on line by clicking here:


Knife Skills