At graduation, Culinary Boot Camp attendees receive a professional knife set, because kitchen knives are the symbol of the professional chef. During the week-long training, knife skills are taught and reinforced, because these skills are essential to both kitchen safety and recipe excellence.

ZSC_7846 When cutting tougher vegetables, use the heel of the knife and apply pressure with the support hand.

ZSC_7860 Cutting food uniformly assures even cooking and accurate measuring, which is critical for meeting taste and nutritional goals of recipes. Moreover, when cooking for children, it is important to cut food into sizes they can easily chew. Chef Luis shows good form here by curling the fingers of his support hand away from the edge of the knife... Chef Luis shows good form here by curling the fingers of his support hand away from the edge of the knife… ....Because as Chef Claud likes to say, if you can see your fingertips, you can lose your fingertips... ….Because as Chef Claud likes to say, if you can see your fingertips, you can lose your fingertips…

 

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