Skills

 
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From learning to chop stubborn ingredients with ease to effortlessly crafting a perfect cocktail, our hands-on workshops will help you create a solid foundation of techniques that will improve your home cooking.

 
 
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Making a Cocktail

Join our master cocktail maker Grace Mattingly and explore the ins and outs of creating a great libation. During this relaxing and informative workshop, you’ll learn about base spirits, what compliments them, and how to reach the perfect balance between heat, acid, and sweetness. Hands-on participation includes a taste of the final product. 

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Knife Care and Skills

Explore the differences between Japanese and European knives while you come to appreciate various styles and their specific purpose. See how to properly hold and use these culinary tools as well as observe knives being sharpened using two methods.

Bring one of your own knives to be sharpened by Chef Higgins. Please note: sharpening may cause minor scratches on the blade of your knife. No sharpening will be offered for pure stainless steel knives.

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Fruit Carving

With some careful planning and a few simple tricks, a colorful fruit-carving display makes for a breathtaking centerpiece. Chef Higgins will show you some of the magic behind transforming everyday produce into works of art. With these skills in your culinary tool kit, the decorative touches for your next dinner party will be unforgettable.