Knowing how to choose, use and care for knives is one of the most essential parts of any cook’s skill set. Join Chef Sonya Gammal for a solid primer on knife skills and kitchen fundamentals. In addition to learning about the knives themselves, participants will get ample opportunity to practice a range of different hands-on knife skills as part of the preparation of a delicious meal. Chef Sonya will guide you through foundational skills such as: selecting, storing and handling knives, sharpening and honing, knife safety and tips, techniques for dealing with common ingredients like onions & garlic, classic vegetable and herb cuts such as julienne, brunoise, and chiffonade, and the easiest way to break down a whole chicken into 8 standard cuts.
During the class you will be preparing a light meal of chicken/veggie masala curry with basmati rice and two fresh salsas, and take home these terrific recipes.
(vegan + gluten-free options available).
Sonya Gammal is an accomplished chef who has focused her training on preparing healthy and delicious food that is accessible to all. Sonya continues to follow the local and sustainable food path, working in restaurants, food incubators, and social enterprises. Sonya has taught a variety of workshops to kids, teens and adults. Her practical hands-on approach will eliminate any fears you may have of working in a kitchen, allowing all participants to have fun and learn new skills.
NOTE: This is our first series of post-lockdown, in-person, indoor events, and will be open to those who are double vaxxed. I am asking for participants to please submit via email and/or print out and bring their vaccination receipts – these are very easy to obtain online and are a prerequisite for attending. I understand that there may be some people who have been unable to get vaccinated for various legitimate reasons, but I would respectfully ask those people to please wait until we are in the clear before participating in this kind of group activity.
In the event of a change in the local status of the COVID situation, we reserve the right to cancel this class at any time, in which case all participants will receive a full refund.