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Summary Knife Skills – Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs


  • Mon 5 Dec 2022   10.00 - 13.30
  • Sat 3 Sep 2022   10.00 - 13.30
  • Sat 15 Oct 2022   10.00 - 13.30

If you want to save time in the kitchen and perfect your julienne, batons and chiffonade, this is the class for you.

The first lesson in a cook's training is to learn to select, handle and maintain knives. Each knife has a specific purpose for which it is best suited. Learning to use each knife confidently and accurately takes a great deal of practice.

Focusing on vegetable and fruit preparation, you will learn to use the correct knife with confidence, being shown how to chop, slice and dice like a pro in this hands-on workshop.

Autumn/Winter Menu:

  • Butternut squash with ginger and tomatoes with lime yoghurt
  • Sweet dill slaw

Spring/Summer Menu:

  • Fennel salad with blood orange, watercress and black olives
  • Avocado fattoush with za'atar crisps

Please note, recipes may change.

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Class structure

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the Leiths tutors. Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked during your class for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Practical info Knife Skills – Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school, both with Louis Latour wines
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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