Course Overview

If you’d like to learn how to use your knives confidently when cooking at home then join us for a half day knife skills class. You will be shown the essential skills, techniques and knife cuts on the day by an expert chef. It will transform your cooking experience back in your own kitchen, speeding up preparation time and knowing how to use knives safely.

Techniques learnt

  • Knife skills and techniques for de-boning a chicken leg and filleting a round fish
  • Classic cuts of vegetables including julienne, brunoise and chiffonade
  • How to maintain your knife properly, including sharpening techniques

On this knife skills course you will enjoy some of the food you have prepared in our dining room along with a glass of wine.

Your chef tutor

This class is taught by one of our team of expert local chefs. With many years of experience between them, covering everything from top restaurant service to catering for royalty, you’ll be in the hands of experts. They are all passionate about teaching aspiring chefs and home cooks and make the day a fun and vibrant experience. If you’re looking to learn professional tips and techniques on knife handling, these are the experts to learn them from.

About your day

Our cookery courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate. On the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, we are only minutes from the A38. We also have plenty of free parking.

You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and all the equipment and ingredients.

You’ll be sitting down together during the day to eat the dishes you’ve created. We’ll also provide wine and soft drinks.

Our half day mornings run from 9am to 12pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 8.45am.

Book your place

No prior experience is necessary for this half day knife skills course. This course is a wonderful experience, as you will be able to learn from a master, meet new people, and enjoy some delicious food and wine along the way.  Book online or call us on 0123 711681.