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Knife Skills (Cooking Basics)

at Cook LA Cooking School - Studio City

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Studio City, The Valley
10938 Ventura Blvd
Btwn Vineland & Riverton Avenues
Studio City, California 91604
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 13 and older
Average Class Size: 14

What you'll learn in this knife skills class:

The most important skill before heading to the stove—it’ll change your life! Learn to slice and dice fruits and vegetables and use a sharp knife properly that is essential to good cooking.

You’ll prepare your meals quicker by mastering knife basics such as mincing, dicing, slicing, shredding and more. You’ll also learn knife safety and handling techniques, how to select and care for your knives.

100% hands-on class


  • Recommended for Beginners and all skill levels, teens and older.
  • Menu is Gluten free and Vegan.
  • A meal will be made by students from the ingredients you cut/chop/peel/dice/slice/mince during class, various fruits and vegetables.
  • We provide all materials needed for this class such as cutting boards, knives, aprons, food and ingredients.
  • Small and medium dice
  • Rondell and oblique (or roll cut)
  • Chiffonade
  • Julienne (Or matchstick) cut
  • cut/chop/peel/dice/slice/mince

Notes/Recipes are emailed out.

Restrictions: Please let us know about any food allergies a week prior to the class. Must wear closed toed shoes for classes, camps and/or parties; no flip flops.

School Notes: If students are 16 years of age or under they should be accompanied by a parent or guardian (who must also purchase a seat in the class)

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All sales are final. No refunds will be given unless—and only if—COOK LA cancels a class due to low enrollment. When you register for a class, you reserve a slot that determines how much food we buy, how many work stations we set up and calculates the total number of students, which determines whether the class will be held.


For No SHOWS to class – there are no make up/rescheduling of classes at this time.



We do not provide refunds, transfers or offer makeup sessions for classes missed as a result of illness, job loss, LA traffic, personal emergencies or events beyond our control.


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Reviews of Classes at Cook LA Cooking School (130)

(130 Reviews)
Knife Skills (Cooking Basics)
Reviewed by Randy S. on 6/2/2019
I learned a lot. Thought Emma was a great. She was professional, supportive and made the class fun while focusing on knife skills and safety.
Knife Skills (Cooking Basics)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/8/2019
A lovely instructor but the class itinerary was a little unexpected. I was hoping for a lesson to hone my knife skills and learn how to properly use a knife and while I definitely learned a bunch of useful things, I don’t think I’m any better at the skill of cutting, sadly. Still a fun evening and great experience, I just didn’t get what I expected!
Knife Skills (Cooking Basics)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/31/2019
The class was fun and interesting. The size could be smaller at the venue. More cutting of items would be addition. But over all a good class. The food was tasty too
Knife Skills (Cooking Basics)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/14/2017
I was glad to have an introduction into several skills, particularly sharpening knives. I found that I already knew several of the techniques, but it's very good to review. In future I think it would be good to learn how to debone a chicken or the like, but that probably does not fit the descriptor of Cooking Basics. The instructor was kind, patient, and relaxed.
Knife Skills (Cooking Basics)
Reviewed by Jordan C. on 12/11/2017
Wish there was more knife skills and less cooking.

School: Cook LA Cooking School

Cook LA Cooking School

We are a unique hands-on cooking class that caters to a myriad of culinary needs. You'll learn how to cook simple and healthy gourmet meals using seasonal, fresh ingredients. We offer an assortment of classes - from preparing world-wide cuisines to teaching you how to cook foods that heal our bodies...

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