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You will learn:

- About what knives to buy that are right for you (here's a hint, you won't need that big knife block on the kitchen counter!)

- How to hold your knife properly

- How to maintain and care for your knives

- How to dice & chop onions, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs with rapid speed! (hopefully)

- How to become a ninja warrior! (maybe)

Are you interested in culinary school, but don't have the time or money? Have you been cooking for years and just want something new and exciting? Are you a novice interested in getting in the kitchen for the first time? Then the Fundamentals classes are the ones for you! 

These classes are for those who are serious about learning how to cook. We offer 20+ different courses to choose from throughout the year that can be taken in any order (except Knife Skills 2, which must be taken after Knife Skills 1). 

As always, we provide you with a relaxing and warm environment for learning, and have the best instructors who are passionate about teaching. For those who complete the necessary 20 courses, we will give both a Certificate of Completion in the Culinary Arts as well as a chef jacket embroidered with your name on it. This certificate proves your completion and can be used to gain employment, should you choose to follow a career in food. 

We're so confident you'll learn more than in any other class offered by the competition that we guarantee it or your next class is on us! 

Cooking Techniques classes focus on specific cuts of meat or vegetables, teaching the most-used techniques of the classically trained chef. We focus on braising, stewing, poaching, steaming, sweating, frying, pan frying, sauteeing/browning, roasting, grilling, and broiling. Each class will focus on proper cooking and food temperatures.. You will learn about how the animals are raised, best practices for sustainability, how to choose the right cuts, farming practices, butchering techniques, and more.

This class kicks off our Fundamentals of cooking series.  Things you chop here will be used in our other Fundamentals of Cooking classes. Our focus is to get you to try several different knives to find the one that's right for you.  Our main business isn't selling kitchen equipment, so we are not biased and will give you the best information you'll need to shop for the knife you like at the best price. 

BYOB - mmm...but there will be knives involved

HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?

Approximately 2 hours

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

This class accommodates diets that are: 

Vegetarian

Pork-Free

Gluten-Fee

WILL I GET FULL IN THIS CLASS?

No! 

This is one of two classes in which you will not be eating much. Knife Skills 1 & 2 are our only classes that focus on how to use kitchen tools properly and safely, not on preparing food. Chips and guacamole may be served, but it is recommended you eat before or after the class. 

What Is Your Age Restriction Policy?

AGE RESTRICTIONS

At this time children under the age of 12 are NOT allowed to participate in ANY of our classes. No exceptions.

If you would like to enroll a teenager in one of our classes, a parent or guardian must be in attendance with him/her. He/she may ONLY attend baking classes, cooking fundamentals classes, and Saturday morning or afternoon classes.

PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF OUR EVENING CLASSES. All classes are BYOB and persons under the age of 18 MAY NOT attend evening classes - PERIOD. If anyone under the age of 18 arrives for an evening class, he/she will not be allowed to participate and monies will not be refunded.