Knife Skills

at JCC Culinary Arts - Upper West Side

Course Details
$95 8 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Dec 10, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Upper West Side, Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
At W 76th St
New York, New York 10023
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this knife skills class:

Being comfortable and skillful with a knife can change the way you cook. Knife skills are a confidence booster and will lead to more productive time spent in the kitchen. Chef Shaya will break down everything you need to know in detail, from knife anatomy and selection to how to hold a knife, sharpening, and many cutting and slicing techniques.

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Refund Policy
Please be advised that the school operates on a credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director. The credit applies to your school account can be redeemed for any program (and most services) at the school, can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date. Unless otherwise specified in the program guide, by a program director, or on a school program application, the following cancellation policy and the school credit timetable applies to all school program.

For art classes, the school requires at least 48 hour notice to get a full credit towards a future class. 

For programs that meet fewer than 3 times: during the costs and booking commitments associated with one or two-shoot programs, the school regrets that they cannot offer any school's credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, the school cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond their control. If your unable to attend a program in this category the school encourage students to consider their registration fee a form of support for the school, helping the school to sustain wonderful programs.

For programs that meet 3+ times: students may receive school's credit for withdrawal from a program when their cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. There is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations. 50% school credit will be granted for withdrawal from a school program when a written request is received before the second class. After the second class, JCC credit cannot be granted. (however, students may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space availability and with the program director's approval.) All cancellation request must be submitted to coursehorse at [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request and be mindful of the timetable described above.

Note: All the school's programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the school must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued. Certain school programs such as Ulpan & school's day camp have cancellation policies that differ slightly. Please check the appropriate program guide section, website, program application or check with the program director for complete information. These program registration, cancellation and refund policies do not apply to the Saul and Carole Zabar Nursery school enrollment and/or tuition fees.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Chef Shaya Klechevsky 1 $95

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Reviews of Classes at JCC Culinary Arts (254)

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Knife Skills
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/8/2019
I felt that there needed to be more on knife skills and less on building a recipe. I expected to have more (and larger) vegetables to practice on. While the recipe part was nice, we spent over 45 minutes making poached eggs and hollandaise which took away from the knife skills portion of the class. The instructor was good, great personality and very friendly and knowledgeable. More teaching, less schtick would be a good comment.
Knife Skills
Reviewed by Maureen O. on 7/25/2018
Decent beginners coarse. Hands on activities. Worked with chef’s knife only. Wished they had explained what other knives are used for. Would recommend.
Knife Skills
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/19/2018
The teacher's methods were good-- free form enough to allow independent students to work on their own, but with enough TAs that if anyone needed one on one help it was available. The reason this class received only a 3 from me is a combination of issues-- 1) the advertisement for the class sounded like it was a little higher level than it turned out to be. It seems as if I should have signed up for an intermediate class. 2) The former issue may have happened because we had a substitute. If that was the case, we should have been alerted in advance that the class would not be the same as what we'd paid for and been given the option to cancel (the teacher we did enjoy but even she admitted she didn't do the same things as the other teacher). 3) There was little emphasis in the class on sterility when it came to the food we were preparing- we were not informed what to do with food that had come into contact with the floor, to re-wash our hands if we touched anything other than food or kitchen tools, or to wear hair nets/our hair back. I would have felt more comfortable if we'd gone over those rules, just in case.
Knife Skills
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/28/2017
I learned a lot in this class: How to Slice better, Safer and easier, how to make poached eggs, Sauce Hollandaise. I also liked the Theory, die cook and the People participating. It was a very nice Atmosphere. Thank you. B.
Knife Skills
Reviewed by Brian G. on 5/9/2019
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