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Cooking Like a Chef: Learn Basic Knife Skills Course

Athalia Lyons
Rising Star
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(80)
In this 4 lesson self paced course, your student will learn basic knife skills and use those skills to practice and create 4 different dishes.

Class experience

4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Knife Safety
In this lesson your student will learn the proper and safe way to set up a cutting board and a workstation. Your student will learn about choosing the right knife for the task, the best way to hold a chef knife and practice knife safety. Your student will also be introduced to the Maillard reaction and searing. Students will learn to prepare a Cobb Salad that will allow them to learn and practice chopping and medium dicing.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Knife Anatomy
Your student will learn the different parts of the knife and its purpose. Your student will learn Cutting terms used in recipes. The lesson introduces small dicing using different ingredients to make a Pico de Gallo for their Chicken Quesadillas
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Caring For your Knife
How do we keep our knives sharp? Your student will learn how to care for their knife. In this lesson mincing, chiffonade and small or fine dice will be practiced. Your students will get Salmon cooking tips and create Baked Salmon with Quinoa Tabbouleh.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Picking a Knife
In the last lesson, students will learn what to look for when purchasing a Chef Knife. Students will also learn about the Julienne cutting technique. They will practice this as well as other knife cuts learned in the 4 lessons to prepare Chicken Stir Fry.
By the end of this class your student would have learned:
1. Knife safety, how to hold and use a knife in the kitchen.
2. How to chop, dice, mince, chiffonade, julienne.
3. The reason why Chefs use different cuts and cutting terms in a recipe.
4. How to care for and choose a Chef Knife.
5. Tried 4 new recipes using their new skills. 
6. Become more confident with using a Chef Knife and be able to continue to cook at a higher level.
My second degree is in Culinary Arts (my first degree is Psychology), and I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Miami. Since graduation, some of my industry experience includes cooking at a Disney Resort as well as Catering for Aramark. I have also owned my own catering and cake business. I have taught cooking and baking classes to both adults and kids online and in person.  

I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge and look forward to seeing your student in class! 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
If students share photos of their completed dishes, I will be able to assess their work.
Grades Offered
A certificate of completion will be issued.
Your recipe, supply list, class video and recipe instruction videos will be listed with each lesson.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I cannot stress enough that this is an active Knife Skills class. Your child will learn how to use a Chef Knife in this class, as well as use the stove and the oven. Parental supervision is STRONGLY recommended. I will stress knife safety in this class. However if you are more comfortable, knife gloves for kids can be purchased online in preparation for this class. This will help your child feel more confident as they learn and master these skills. 

If your student has any allergies, please contact me and I would be happy to provide you with a recipe with substitutions. This also applies to students that wish to join the class but may need vegetarian friendly substitutions. I have personally followed a vegetarian diet for many years and will be happy to make sure your student feels included. 
Rising Star
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(80)
Hello! My name is Athalia and I have a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu, in addition to my bachelors degree in Psychology. I completed my culinary internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida through the Disney College Program. I... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $80 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

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Ages: 9-14

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