• Cookery Courses

Knife Skills

13th Jan

Truro School Cookery
9:45 am - 2:00 pm

Type of Course:

1 day class

What’s the class about?

Understanding how to identify which knives to use and how to use them properly is essential knowledge for any competent cook.

In this hands on class, you will learn how to joint a whole chicken, fillet fish and cut fruit and vegetables with finesse.  You will go on to create a range of dishes using ingredients you prepared from scratch.

You will enjoy some of the fruits of your labour for lunch with a glass or two of wine and take some of what you prepare home. So if you can, do bring a cool bag.

What will you cook?

Because the lesson focuses largely on knife skills, we will focus on preparing various raw ingredients. As such, there are less complete dishes made than in other classes. You will learn how to joint a whole chicken and fillet fish as well as chop vegetables and fruit with skill.

We change our recipes seasonally but the type of dishes you may cook are:

  • Chicken saltimbocca
  • Stuffed chicken leg with pork and pistachio
  • Seabass stuffed with carrots, leek and tarragon
  • Grilled mackerel with heritage tomatoes and salsa verde


What is the format of the class?


You’ll enjoy a hot drink and pastry upon arrival and get to know your fellow classmates.

This class is a ‘cookalong’ format where you intermittently watch demonstrations as each ingredient is prepared or cooked before cooking them yourself. This format ensures you see each skill directly before attempting it.

A glass of wine will be served towards the end of the class (when less skill is required!).

Time: 9.45am – 2.00pm

Cost: £140


Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please email us ([email protected] ) to discuss any relevant allergies or dietary requirements.

Welcome to Truro School Cookery!

Our cookery school is slowly but surely reopening to you all!

We have released some of our most popular courses and have a busy Summer schedule being updated and added to every week!

See you all soon – Aj and the cookery school team