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Discover knife skills classes in NYC. From beginner knife skills to advanced techniques, learn how to chop, dice, and slice like a professional chef and elevate your cooking game to new heights.

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Knife Skills: The Fundamentals

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

Learn the essential knife skills needed to make cooking at home a breeze with Chef Paul at Miette. From choosing the right knives to mastering slicing, dicing, and chopping techniques, you'll be able to prepare a delicious menu of bruschetta, roast chicken, vegetables, and potatoes with confidence. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your culinary skills!

Thursday Dec 28th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Knife Skills

The Brooklyn Kitchen @ 63 N 3rd St , Brooklyn, NY

Learn essential knife techniques and safe kitchen practices at The Brooklyn Kitchen. This hands-on class covers everything from selecting and storing ingredients to honing and sharpening your knives. Plus, this is a chance to enjoy a delicious snack while you sharpen your culinary skills.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 7–9pm Eastern Time


Knife Skills

Abigail's Kitchen @ 193 Henry St, New York, NY

Master the art of slicing and dicing like a pro! Discover the essential techniques for efficient, safe, and speedy knife skills in the kitchen. Unlock the secrets to sharpening, honing, and removing that stubborn garlic smell from your fingers. Put your skills to the test with a delicious couscous salad and caramelized pears.

Sunday Jan 14th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

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Ramen: Spotlight on Tonkatsu

Abigail's Kitchen @ 193 Henry St, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating rich, porcine broth, succulent chashu pork, and perfectly garnished ramen bowls in this immersive culinary experience. Elevate your ramen game from college dorm room fare to restaurant-quality dishes bursting with umami flavors.

Sunday Jan 14th, 12–3pm Eastern Time

Vive la France: Coq Au Vin

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

What could be nicer than a hearty French coq au vin on a chilly day? Not much! In creating this delicious 3-course meal, you’ll learn the classic method of cooking coq au vin, an aromatic chicken dish cooked in wine sauce. The secret, as with many French recipes, is in the sauce (there will be bacon). We serve it the traditional way, with a French baguette (did you know that?).   You’ll also be sharpening your knife skills with Chef...

Saturday Dec 9th, 12–3pm Eastern Time

A Taste of Provence: Classic Dishes from the South

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

Indulge in the flavors of the South of France with a hands-on cooking class at Miette. Learn the secrets of Provençal cuisine as you create classic dishes like roasted salmon with olive tapenade and traditional vegetable ratatouille. Experience the vibrant tastes of Provence in every bite.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: For Beginner Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Learn essential culinary skills and gain confidence in the kitchen with this hands-on beginner's course at Home Cooking New York. Explore knife skills, vegetable techniques, poultry butchering, pan sauces, and more over six weeks. Elevate your cooking game and explore a world of delicious possibilities!

Friday Jan 19th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Culinary Boot Camp: For Amateur Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Take your culinary skills to the next level with this hands-on, skills-based series at Home Cooking New York. Gain confidence in advanced techniques and learn to create delicious recipes like Classic Minestrone with Herb Pistou and Crispy-Skinned Fish with Fresh Green Herb Sauce. Join our Culinary Boot Camp for Amateur Cooks and become a pro in the kitchen!

Monday Mar 11th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Culinary Boot Camp: Vegetarian Cooking Techniques

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Master the art of vegetarian cooking with this hands-on, skills-based series that will teach you essential preparation techniques and creative recipes using vegetables, legumes, grains, and eggs. Ideal for vegetarians and anyone looking to expand their plant-based cooking repertoire.

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Japanese Ramen

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 West 36th Street, New York)

Escape to the streets of Tokyo as we create this infamous classic dish, Japanese Ramen! This class is perfect for anyone who enjoys Asian flavors and wants to learn more about how to recreate these flavors and techniques at home! In this fun, hands-on class, you will be guided step-by-step in recreating this popular noodle soup dish, renowned for its rich broth, abundance of noodles and endless toppings! You will firstly be trained in some foundational...

Sunday Dec 17th, 1:30–4pm Eastern Time

Pad Thai

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 815 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas), New York, NY

Due to limited seating, and to ensure proper social distancing is in place, this class can only accept bookings of 2 or more. If you are booking your class as a group please make the reservation under one name, as a full booking group. Who needs takeout! It has never been so easy to prepare restaurant quality Thai dishes in your own kitchen with the abundance of fresh produce and Thai ingredients within easy reach. Escape to the streets of Thailand...

Sunday Dec 10th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

Italian Date Night

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 815 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas), New York, NY

Fall in love with Italian cuisine all over again at this interactive cooking class for couples. Discover how to make a mouthwatering appetizer and main meal together, while also learning useful kitchen tips and knife skills. With a romantic atmosphere and all the ingredients provided, it's the perfect date night activity.

Saturday Dec 9th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

Make Your Own Dumplings

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 38-30 28th Street Long Island City, NY)

Learn the art of making delicious Chinese dumplings from scratch in this hands-on class at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Master the techniques of creating various fillings and folding the dough, and discover how to cook the dumplings using both steaming and pan-frying methods. No experience is required! Plus, all equipment and ingredients are provided.

Thursday Dec 14th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Asian Dumplings

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to learn the craft of making authentic dumplings from scratch! In this hands-on and interactive class, you will be guided step-by-step through refining your knife skills, making dumpling fillings, and learning the art of folding wonton wrappers into various traditional shapes. Your chef instructor will also demonstrate how to make dumpling dough from scratch so you can practice making it on your own at home....

Sunday Dec 10th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

Peruvian Ceviche

CocuSocial Cooking Classes

Enter into the world of gastronomy, by learning to master the exquisite globally renowned marine dish, Ceviche. Ceviche is synonymous with feelings of pride and admiration for all Peruvians. In this hands-on workshop, our expert Chef Instructor will guide you step-by-step in preparing this fresh and delicious dish, along side a delicious leche de tigre ("Tiger's Milk"). Only the freshest and most authentic flavors and ingredients will be used,...

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Discover the Best Knife Skills Classes in NYC

When was the last time you cooked a meal for yourself? What if you could cook like a chef and enjoy it? Learning knife skills is a great start to upping your kitchen (and therefore eating) game. 

People have been making knives for most of history, all the way back to the days of hunting and gathering. They looked a little different, but they ultimately did the same thing: separated meat and prepared other types of foods to make them easier and more enjoyable to eat. 

When knives with metal blades came around in the Romano-British period (43 AD to the fall of the Roman Empire), they were a luxury. Rich people dined with metal cutlery, but most of the time their guests did not. That wasn’t because knives weren’t around. In fact, men and women carried knives around for other tasks. Over time, other eating utensils became more widely used (the spoon is one of the earliest eating utensils, and forks have a scandalous history). Pocket knives remain a staple, and larger knives are often used in hunting and fishing communities.

Knives are sharp objects generally used to cut items like consumable goods and meats. They’re categorized as cutlery, and as such, means you need to learn solid safety practices as you learn knife skills. 

Having knife skills includes knowing how to: 

  • Grip a knife correctly
  • Hold food securely to avoid cutting yourself when using knives
  • Use the correct cutting and knife terminology
  • Take care of your knives, for example sharpening and honing them
  • Stabilize your cutting board to eliminate sliding on the countertops as you’re cutting

There are many types of cutting you’ll learn about as well. From the basic chopping and dicing to a more advanced chiffonade or julienne, it’s a good idea to learn what the cuts are called to accurately read recipes.

Why You Should Learn Knife Skills in NYC

Learning to cook is a good skill for every adult to have. NYC offers a vast array of restaurants and takeout because of the size and diversity of the city. That being said, cooking can be a valuable skill in “the city that never sleeps.” 

For one, there are plenty of markets where you can purchase fresh foods. Many New Yorkers walk or take public transportation, which means being able to purchase fresh ingredients from a wide variety of places is helpful for small shopping trips. 

NY residents tend to work long hours, which can make cooking feel cumbersome, like another job. When you learn how to use knives, and other cooking skills, preparing a nice meal after a long day could be a good way to slow down and do self-care. Not to mention, homemade food makes you feel good when you eat it. 

If you’re looking for a career change, NYC is a great place to learn knife skills. Nearly every restaurant job, whether you want to be a chef or own a food truck, requires you to know how to use the tools of the trade. 

In-Person Knife Skills Classes & Schools in NYC

New York City is an awesome place to learn and practice knife skills. Little Italy in Lower Manhattan is home to a great little cooking school called Miette. It’s clever because in French “miette” means little crumb and the school is located inside the restaurant Tartine, meaning “slice of bread.” 

During Miette’s Knife Skills: The Fundamentals course, you’ll learn skills through making a tasty meal. Start by making an appetizer of tomato bruschetta, through a roasted chicken dish with roasted potatoes, and finish with an apple tarte fine. You’ll chop, dice, and slice through each menu item and enjoy the meal together at the end of class. Chef Paul will demonstrate knife basics like how to choose and take care of your cooking knives. 

Knife Skills 101 by Home Cooking NY is a basics course beginners won’t want to miss. In their SoHo Manhattan location, Home Cooking NY teaches the basics of how to grip and sharpen your knives. During class, you’ll practice with an 8-inch chef’s knife— or bring your own knife, if you prefer. When you’re done you’ll get to keep the knife sharpening stone you learned how to use in class and enjoy a hot meal with your peers.

Home Cooking NY also offers a Six Basic Cooking Techniques course. Knife skills are an important topic. In addition, you’ll learn about how to cook meat, make pan sauces, roast vegetables, and blanch green veggies. The class culminates in a delicious meal of pan-roasted chicken, roasted potatoes with seasonal vegetables and chicken gravy, paired with string beans and a lemon gremolata. 

If you’re looking for a knife skills class that teaches you about ingredients, The Brooklyn Kitchen in Sunset Park offers Knife Skills. The chef will teach you about knives, how to shop for the best ingredients, use them to create fresh flavors in your food, and how to store them the proper way. One perk of The Brooklyn Kitchen is that they’re aware of allergies and will ensure you’re safe in their kitchen while you’re learning. All you have to do is tell them your allergies when you register and they’ll work with you to make sure the kitchen is free from the allergen. 

Want to take your partner on a date? How about an Italian Date Night cooking class? CocuSocial Cooking Classes provides this fun activity for couples looking to have fun in the kitchen together (bookings have to be made in pairs). Chef Jerry will guide you through the knife skills and cooking processes step-by-step and you’ll get to enjoy your homemade meal at the end of the night. This class doesn’t require previous experience. You’ll have a good time whether you love cooking, you’re starting out, or simply want to try something new with your partner.

If you’re looking for an adventurous cooking class for a solo experience, or for you and a friend, CocuSocial Cooking Classes offers a Steamed Bao Buns class. You’ll learn to make the dough for the buns first, allowing it time to prove as you prepare the filling. There are ground beef and vegan filling options. To top off the meal, you’ll create a Siopao dipping sauce before enjoying the fruits of your labor. 

Virtual Knife Skills Classes & Schools

Learning to use knives requires working with your hands. But sometimes you may not be able to find a class that interests you. The good news is that there are plenty of online knife skills classes available. Taking an online class can be convenient, too, because you won’t have to worry about traffic, or being overwhelmed by learning a new skill around other people. You’ll also have the benefit of working in your own familiar spaces and likely have more special topics classes to choose from. 

Learning remotely generally means you’ll have to provide your own equipment and materials, although many courses ship ingredients right to your home. If you have dietary restrictions or specific food preferences, it can be nice to have a little more control over your ingredients and learning environment. 

To get a feel for the basics, consider courses like Knife Skills 101 (Online) by Taste Buds Kitchen. During this course, you’ll slice, dice, and mince your way to confidence in the kitchen. You’ll make salsa with tortilla chips, sweet potato fries, and jalapeno lime dipping sauce to enjoy after class. 

To prepare, you’ll need to stock up on the ingredients. When you register, you’ll receive a list that tells you what you need, the quantities, and the recipes. Even though the course is virtual, you’ll still be learning and practicing the skills during class. 

Looking for a little more advanced class to put your skills to use? Try Argentinian Cooking Online #2 with Mirta by The League of Kitchens. This exciting and culturally rich cooking class will take you on a journey through an Argentine delicacy. Learn to make skirt steak with chimichurri sauce using Mirta’s family recipe. Practice your knife skills on the roasted potatoes, fresh herbs, and vegetable salad. When you get done with class, you’ll love eating your perfectly cooked steak and well-cut side dishes. 

After you register, they’ll send you an ingredients list and the kitchen tools you’ll need to be able to participate in class. All you have to do when you’ve purchased the ingredients is show up for class ready to learn and enjoy yourself. 

Private Group Knife Skills Classes in NYC

Do you want to provide a knife skills class as a fun team-building event for your business or organization? Or maybe a cooking class where everyone can learn to make a dish together? CourseHorse has live online knife skills classes for private groups

During this 60-minute Virtual Knife Skills Workshop, cooks of all experience levels will learn and enjoy themselves. Beginners will learn new skills, while advanced cooks will learn to be more efficient in the kitchen. 

In order to prepare for class, you’ll need to pick up a few basic kitchen items like a chef’s knife, cutting board, and vegetable peeler, as well as a variety of fresh vegetables. Don’t worry, when you register for class, you’ll get a list of what each participant needs to stock up in advance. 

When you sign up for a course like this through CourseHorse, there are a few key benefits you’ll want to know about. For one, there’s no booking fee. The only additional cost will be if you want to add customization to the workshop like games or an extra expert. 

After you book, you’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours. That’s a nice feature if you’re expensing the group or getting reimbursed, especially since the course can support up to 500 participants. 

Even if you don’t know exactly how many people will attend, you can always book with the minimum of ten participants and update the roster later. While CourseHorse recommends Zoom for the video platform, they’re able to accommodate others if your company has a preference. 

If you have questions or would like to request a demo, simply reach out to the CourseHorse team via the contact form on the website to get connected with someone who can help.

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