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Go Joe! Become Snake Eyes at Cut Brooklyn Workshop

How many times has your obsession with Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe melded  into your culinary lifestyle? Don’t lie…we’ve seen you put on your best ninja outfit and go to town a carrot. But, as you know, and is clearly seen with that mangled tomatoes on your cutting board (for God sakes it looks like you hit with a hammer), you lack the cutting abilities to really be a precise ‘commando’ in the kitchen. What you need is some cutlery skills! We suggest a class from the Cut Brooklyn Workshop. Starting Wednesday, June 15th, they will begin twice monthly knife skills classes with Chef Richard Krause. For 20 years Chef Krause has cook in and owned eateries in New York and California. So you know he knows a thing or two about preparing food with knives.

Check out the full details:

Knife Skills Classes at the Cut Brooklyn Workshop!

First class: Wednesday, June 15, 7-10pm; $90

Full participation classes, with instruction in:

  • Holding your knife and the mechanics of cutting
  • Knife safety
  • Setting up a cutting station
  • Popular cuts for meals and snacks, including dice, julienne, and chiffonade
  • Caring for your knife and keeping it sharp

Our classes will offer a solid foundation in knife skills as the first step to having more fun in the kitchen. Students will learn to be comfortable wielding their chef’s knife for everything from dicing an onion to smashing open a clove of garlic to creating a perfect crudité platter.

We believe the best learning comes from doing, so the last 30-60 minutes of each class will be devoted to individual practice, with our instructor standing by to answer questions and demonstrate techniques. Students bringing their own knife should arrive 20-30 minutes early for Joel to tune up their blade for class, free of charge. If you don’t bring your own knife, we’ll be happy to provide one.

Our instructor, Chef Richard Krause, has cooked in and owned restaurants in New York and California for more than 20 years. He wrote the original menu for Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Chinois in 1983, and has served as executive chef at several New York eateries, including Café Luxembourg.

For further details or to sign up shoot us an email at: 

The Cut Brooklyn Workshop is located in Gowanus, where owner/operator Joel Bukiewicz makes and sells his high-performance, handmade knives to home and professional cooks from Brooklyn and around the world.”

Head over to CutBrooklyn.com to learn more or to get a blade.

Oh, and don’t wear your ninja outfit to the class, cause you look ridiculous! Go Joe!

Bonus Your Face Off

InTheMo.com takes a look at the man who is a ‘cut above the rest’, owner of Cut Brooklyn, Joel Bukiewicz.

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