12/26/20

Virtual Knife Skills Classes

knife skills, cooking class, virtual, how to, diy, proper chopping technique, vegetables, fruit

Guess what!? I now offer virtual knife skills classes. It's been almost a year since I taught an in person knife skills class, and who knows when that'll be possible again, but earlier this week I received an email from Dan asking if I'd be interested in offering a virtual knife skills class to his girlfriend and him in Chicago.

I was excited about teaching again, but utterly freaking out about the virtual part (which I've not told him of course). I said sure, and we came up with the list of fruits and vegetables I'd teach and set the time and day for a Zoom meeting, and then THANKFULLY my friend Emily agreed to be my test student so I could figure out the set up and the angles to make sure my students would be able to see what I was doing virtually. It was easier than I feared. 

The class went incredibly well! Dan and Thi were a joy to work with: punctual, fun, eager to learn, paid on time, and asked great questions. The class went about 2 hours, and everyone's fingers were intact.

If you like many others are spending more time in the kitchen these days, why not learn how to be safer, more efficient, and how to make sure your food not tastes and looks better!?

If you are interested in learning how to chop, slice, and dice, please contact me at olga@mangotomato.com to discuss setting up a class!

I wanted to write a brief review about the virtual online knife skills class.  I was looking for something fun to do with my girlfriend over the holidays.  With all the local shops temporarily closed, stumbled across Mango and Tomato on a Google search.  I reached out to Olga to see if she wanted to try an online version of her knife skills class.  I didn't know what to expect at first, but Olga practiced with a friend ahead of time, really got a feel for the camera angles, and really made it a really great (virtual) experience.  We both learned quite a bit, and about 2 weeks later, keep perfecting/honing our skills, some of them starting to have the "ahh ha moment". I'd recommend giving it a try!

~Dan

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