Online Class

Complete Knife Skills


Master the most important tool in your kitchen and cut prep time in half with this FREE mini class!

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 5 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Nearly 2 hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from your fellow students in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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 enjoy a bonus lesson on honing and sharpening your knives at home!

Lesson Breakdown

1. How to Use Your Free Mini Class
Overview on how to use your FREE mini class.
2. Introduction
3. Essential Knife Skills
4. Shortcuts for Fruits, Veggies & Herbs
5. Sharpening & Honing

Additional Supplies Needed

  • A paring knife, a chef's knife and a serrated utility knife
  • Fruits, vegetables and herbs for practice

Taught by

Brendan McDermott
Brendan McDermott
Chef Brendan McDermott's culinary technique was honed at acclaimed New York City restaurants, and his knife skills classes have been lauded by New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Today, he is a highly sought-after instructor, both at Chicago's Kendall College and here on Craftsy, where he also teaches Complete Knife Skills and 20 Essential Cooking Techniques.
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