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Knife Skills
Knife Skills

Sat, 07 Jun


The Yarrow Cookery School

Knife Skills

Sharpen your skills and boost your confidence in the kitchen with our Knife Skills Class at Yarrow Cookery School. You'll learn to master different types of cuts and discover the best tools for each task.

Time & Location

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07 Jun 2025, 10:00 – 14:30

The Yarrow Cookery School, Longniddry EH32 0NZ, UK

About the week

Sharpen your culinary abilities with our Knife Skills Class at Yarrow Cookery School. This hands-on workshop is designed to teach you the essential skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping like a pro. Whether you're new to cooking or looking to refine your skills, this class will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to handle any recipe with ease.

Here's what you'll learn during the class:

  • Joint a Chicken: Start by learning how to joint a chicken, breaking it down into its individual parts. Our expert chefs will guide you through the correct techniques for safely and efficiently jointing a whole chicken, giving you a deeper understanding of poultry preparation.
  • Fillet a Fish: Discover the art of filleting fish as you learn to remove the bones and prepare it for cooking. You'll work with different types of fish, gaining skills in deboning, skinning, and creating fillets that are ready to cook or serve.
  • Vegetable Prep and Herb Chopping: Master the essential knife skills for vegetable preparation. You'll learn how to chop, dice, and julienne a variety of vegetables. This section also covers herb chopping, where you'll practice different techniques for achieving fine or coarse chops, perfect for various recipes.
  • Crush Garlic and Dice Onions: Learn the best techniques for crushing garlic and dicing onions without tears. Our chefs will share tips for achieving uniform cuts and extracting maximum flavor from these staple ingredients.
  • Knife Sharpening: Proper knife care is essential for safety and performance. In this section, you'll learn how to sharpen your knives, ensuring they remain in top condition. Our instructors will demonstrate different sharpening methods, from honing rods to sharpening stones, so you can maintain your knives at home.

Visit Our On-Site Bar: After a session of learning knife skills, relax and unwind at our on-site bar. Whether you prefer a glass of wine, a refreshing cocktail, or a non-alcoholic drink, our bar offers a variety of options to suit your taste. It's the perfect spot to mingle with fellow participants, share stories, and enjoy a moment of downtime after a day of skill-building.

  • Enjoy Your Skills: After the class, you'll have the chance to put your new skills into practice by preparing a dish with the ingredients you've worked on. This gives you a practical application for everything you've learned, allowing you to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
  • Location and Facilities: Yarrow Cookery School is nestled in a stunning 400-year-old steading, just a short walk from Longniddry train station. The school offers a free car park and EV chargers on-site, making it easy to access. We provide all the equipment, ingredients, and aprons needed for the class, so you just need to bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Join us for our Knife Skills Class at Yarrow Cookery School, and take your culinary abilities to the next level. This class is perfect for anyone seeking to improve their knife skills while enjoying a fun and interactive cooking experience. Book now to secure your spot and start slicing, dicing, and chopping with confidence!

Disabled access: There is full disabled access and a wheelchair friednly cookery station, please let us know when booking if you require this for your experience.  

Allergies: Due to the nature of the cookery school and the rotation of a wide range of cuisines we can not accomadate any allergies. We can accomodate intolorances and dislikes - please let us know upon booking. 


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