Brendan McDermott
Craftsy Instructor

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Chef Brendan McDermott?s talent and energy have taken him from line cook to executive chef at acclaimed restaurants, and his knife skills classes have been lauded by New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He is a highly sought-after instructor, and teaches popular knife skills classes at Kendall College in Chicago.

Brendan's Craftsy Classes

Complete Knife Skills

Become faster and more accurate with your knife work, and create dishes that cook evenly and look truly professional. Guided by chef Brendan McDermott, you’ll explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts. Learn to dice, mince and julienne a range of produce. Find out how to chop herbs without bruising them or losing flavor, and never again cry when cutting an onion. Uncover Brendan’s favorite shortcuts for working with butternut squash, pineapple, chiles, citrus and more. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen, and finish the course with a lesson on honing and sharpening your knives at home!


Brendan's Projects

Slice and Dice a Variety of Vegetables
Cutting Butternut Squash
Cutting Citrus
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