Knife Skills Boot Camp

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Unit 1: Getting Started
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Welcome to the Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute. We're glad you could join us. This introductory unit offers an orientation to your course. 

Orientation
Course Orientation
  • Task 1: Welcome to the Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
  • Task 2: Course Orientation and Learning Targets
  • Task 3: How to Learn With Sur La Table Online Culinary Institute
End of Unit 1
Unit 2: Learning Tasks
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This is the main learning unit of the course, complete with a variety of videos, activities, and practice recipes to try out.
Selecting a Knife Set
  • Task 4: Selecting a Kitchen Knife Set
  • Task 5: Label the Parts of Chef's Knife
  • Task 6: Pro Tips on Knives
Proper Knife Handling
  • Task 7: Handling a Chef's Knife
  • Task 8: Practice Activity | Bench Scraper Warm-up
  • Task 9: Cut 10 Feet of Celery
How to Cut with a Chef’s Knife
  • Task 10: How to Cut Using a Chef's Knife
  • Task 11: Activity | Label Knife Cuts
  • Task 12: Practice Activity | Make Soup!
  • Task 13: Practice Activity | Choose your Cauliflower ‘Steak’
  • Task 14: Lesson Practice Recipes
Sharpening Your Knife
  • Task 15: Knife Sharpening with a Whetstone
  • Task 16: Hone Your Knife Practice
End of Unit 2
Unit 3: Course Review & Photo Sharing
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Share your work, take a 2-minute survey, and review some additional resources to stay engaged.
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Course Resources
  • Task 17: Practice & Share Your Photos
  • Task 18: Survey | Share Your Course Feedback
  • Task 19: Reference material and further reading
End of Unit 3

Course Description

Everyone envies the host who possesses those fancy knife skills. Based on multiple practice recipes, this course walks you through the kitchen fundamentals on selecting, handling, and using a knife with confidence. You will prepare a variety of veggie-packed soups, chopped entrée salads, inventive main dishes that accentuate your slicing, dicing, and cubing.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access, 100% online
  • Approved for 2 Continuing Education Hours from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an approved program
  • Interactive learning activities and assessments
  • Over 20 learning tasks
  • More than a dozen delicious recipes

Course Objectives

  • Explore the topics of selecting a knife set, handling a knife, and cutting with a knife
  • Practice knife cuts with a variety of dishes
  • Identify various knife cuts and their dimensions
  • Share the results of your cooking activities for feedback and support
  • Develop an appreciation for culinary discovery and ongoing learning

Course Description

Everyone envies the host who possesses those fancy knife skills. Based on multiple practice recipes, this course walks you through the kitchen fundamentals on selecting, handling, and using a knife with confidence. You will prepare a variety of veggie-packed soups, chopped entrée salads, inventive main dishes that accentuate your slicing, dicing, and cubing.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access, 100% online
  • Approved for 2 Continuing Education Hours from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as an approved program
  • Interactive learning activities and assessments
  • Over 20 learning tasks
  • More than a dozen delicious recipes

Course Objectives

  • Explore the topics of selecting a knife set, handling a knife, and cutting with a knife
  • Practice knife cuts with a variety of dishes
  • Identify various knife cuts and their dimensions
  • Share the results of your cooking activities for feedback and support
  • Develop an appreciation for culinary discovery and ongoing learning