Knives are the most important tools in any chef’s kitchen; in this fun, hands-on workshop you will develop the knowledge and confidence around knives needed to become a safer, more comfortable and efficient cook. We’ll start off with a basic introduction to the different kinds of knives and their uses and anatomy. There will be an opportunity to practice knife sharpening using a whetstone, sharpener and steel – an indispensable skill in a cook’s repertoire. Feel free to bring your own knives to class, and instructor Chef Sandra Bruton will teach you how to sharpen them.
The Thai-fusion menu highlights the use of various knife skills in a delicious way! The Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai) provides an opportunity to understand how to break down a whole chicken into parts — a great skill and huge money-saver — as well as a chance to practice knife handling and grip on a range of fundamental cuts of carrots, onions and mushrooms. While the stockpot simmers, you’ll learn a colourful Thai Cashew Green Papaya Salad will provide tips and plenty of practice on finer cuts like julienning vegetables, chiffonading herbs, and mincing garlic and ginger.
Sandra Bruton‘s goal is simple: to teach people just how simple, healthy cooking can be. She believes that with whole, natural, good quality ingredients, and a dash of inspiration you can cook your way to a happy healthy life. A certified Culinary Nutritionist, Sandra specializes in allergen free and sugar free cooking, but pulls inspiration from all over the world, infusing her menus with international flavours. Sandra started her own business, Sure Chef, 7 years ago and has been cooking, teaching and consulting up a storm ever since.
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.