Knife Skills & Maintenance

From: £65.00



Our courses are on hold due to the pandemic. We hope to re-open the school fully in January 2022. Please read about our plans here.

Gift vouchers are still on sale and can be redeemed once we re-open the school. Existing vouchers will be extended through to 2023.

Learn how to use and care for knives properly, on a cookery course in Birmingham

Don’t know your julienne from your chiffonade or your paring knife from your boning knife? This is the course for you!

Starting with the basics of choosing the right knife for the right task, and keeping your knives in tip-top condition, expert cook Lap-fai Lee will guide you through some fantastic recipes that will enable you to learn all the essential knife skills – from chopping an onion in double-quick time, to mincing garlic with the side of the knife, to paring a pear.

Throughout the evening we’ll taste the fruits of our labour.

The hands-on workshop lasts three hours (including eating time) and will end with a knife sharpening demonstration using a whetstone and a chance to sharpen your own knives and ask all knife related questions!

Please feel free to bring your own knives.

The course takes place on a weekday evening from 6.30pm-9.30pm at Loaf in Stirchley, South Birmingham. You’ll feel right at home, and everything you learn will set you up for recreating what you have learnt at home.

All refreshments, equipment, recipes and aprons are provided. You will also receive a handout.

Please note, this course is not suitable for Coeliacs or Vegans. Please email us if you need to know more about the allergens in this course.

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“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the excellent knife skills course last night. Absolutely loved it. Really informal but informative. The food was utterly fantastic and the goodies were much appreciated. Just brilliant.” – Rachel Awth, April 2018