Knife and Cooking Skills with Neil Clarke

Knife and Cooking Skills with Neil Clarke

2 day - This is a good course for anyone who is looking to gain confidence with knife skills and the essential cooking skills.
Tutor: Neil Clarke

Price per person: £250
Time: 10am - 4pm


Good knife skills are the cornerstone to successful and enjoyable cooking. On this two day course Neil will show you which knife to use and for the right job. By the end of the course we will have you chiffonading like a pro! We will also look at key cooking techniques which make your food taste so much better. This is a great course for anyone who is looking to improve their knife skills and expand their recipe repertoire. 

Here are the typical skills we will cover on the course: 

 Knife Skill and Cooking Skills

  •  How to de joint poultry -an invaluable skill. Transferable to any bird and will save you money.
  •  How to prepare and cook vegetables
  •  How to fillet a fish 
  •  Essential cooking techniques
  •  Pasta Making
  •  Reduction Sauces

Recipes covered over the two day course 
  • Smoked Haddock and Mussel Chowder
  • Boulangere Potatoes
  • Green Bean, Crispy Shallot and Onion Seed Salad
  • Pan Seared Guinea Fowl with Wild Mushroom Mousse Boudin
  • Butternut Squash, Hazelnut and Sage Ravioli
  • Confit Duck Leg with Thai Salad and Orange Cardamon Reduction
  • Seabass Fillet with Beetroot Aioli and White Wine Butter Sauce
  • Steak with Caramelised Onions and Thyme Sauce
  • Pont Neuf Chunky Chips

You will enjoy some of the dishes for lunch, but there will be lots to take home to friends and family.

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Knife and Cooking Skills with Neil Clarke

Course Dates:

Knife and Cooking Skills with Neil Clarke

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Our short Cookery Courses are a great way to learn new skills and flavour ideas in a fun and relaxed atmosphere at our Perthshire cookery school. They are suitable for all levels, from the complete beginner, to someone who is looking to broaden their culinary repertoire.

Here is what to expect on the one day courses:

  • Small and informal classes.
  • Coffee and Home Baking on arrival.
  • Mixture of demonstrations & practical sessions; we believe that you can’t really get to grips with something unless you get your hands dirty!
  • All ingredients are weighed out for you in advance, giving you more time to spend on cooking.
  • All washing up done
  • A chance to eat your creations with a well deserved glass of wine. Or a light lunch will be provided if we have not cooked a meal.
  • Any dishes not eaten can be taken away - download our Storage & Reheat Guide:

    Storage & Reheat Guide Storage & Reheat Guide (107 KB)

  • A recipe booklet to take home with you.
  • Aprons provided.

We will be in contact with you the week before the course starts and will let you know if you need to bring any containers to take home some of the dishes you have prepared.

The classes make great presents. Please call or email to ask about gift vouchers or you can now buy a voucher online. For more information on any of the one day courses, please do call or email.

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Booking Procedure

What to expect when you book a place on a course at Let’s Cook Scotland.

Book your place online or over the phone.

A booking email will follow to confirm your booking (NB even it is for two or more places it will still just say thank you for your booking.) If you don’t receive an email thanking you for your booking you have not got a place on the course. The email is immediate if booking online and if done by phone, it will come through once we have manually booked you on to the course.

Please check your spam folder if nothing comes into your in box.

We will then keep in contact by email or by phone if you have asked us to.

An automated reminder will drop into your in box ten days before the course. This is followed up by a more personal email from us with any particular instructions/directions for the course.

If you do not receive any emails from us please contact us ASAP, as you may not be booked on to the course.