Yesterday ICE hosted a professional knife workshop with Norman Weinstein for students. He is a nationally known expert on the subject of knife skills and also author of the book, Mastering Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to the Most Important Tools in Your Kitchen.
In this class, students learned that good knives and impeccable skills are critical for all professional cooks and chefs. One of the main things communicated was that repetition and practice are at the heart of developing high-level knife skills. When asked what his number one knife tip was, Norman responded “use the right one!”
Students heading out on their externships and into the food business will be expected to have these skills so the room was packed with ICE students looking to sharpen their skills. For any students that missed this class, we have another coming up on September 14. Sign up here.