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Is a Cooking Class Worth It?

If you’re the kind of person who follows a recipe word-for-word only to yield inedible results, a cooking class (or two) is entirely worth it. There’s so many nuances to cooking that aren’t often conveyed when written, or explained in a YouTube video. A recreational cooking class can help you understand a few fundamentals of the culinary arts that’ll greatly improve your home cooking skills. 

Learn About “Mise-en-Place”

Mise-en-place is a French culinary term that roughly translates to, “everything in its place.” These are words that professional chefs live by. At The Cook’s Studio, your professional chef instructor will pre-measure and organize all of the ingredients you’ll need to prepare your dish. During the chef-led demonstration, the chef will explain the importance of each ingredient, the order by which it is incorporated into the recipe, and why you’ll need to have all of your vegetables cut and ready before you even turn on the heat. 

Learn and Develop Your Knife Skills

Although The Cook’s Studio doesn’t dedicate a single class theme to “knife skills,” we do incorporate knife skills into every single class we offer. The chef instructor demonstrates how to safely and properly hold a chef knife, along with the correct method for slicing and dicing veggies, bread, meat, and fish. Ultimately, great knife skills come with practice but setting a solid foundation sets you up for success. 

Learn Different Cooking Methods

What’s the difference between searing, sauteing, braising, boiling, simmering, and all the other different types of cooking methods? When a professional chef instructor explains the methods relevant to your cooking class in detail, you’ll take home a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to your home cooking.

The Cook’s Studio is Long Island’s top recreational cooking school for date nights, private events, celebrations, and anyone who loves food, with locations in Hicksville, Huntington, and more coming soon. For more information, email chefvictor@thecooksstudio.com or follow us on Instagram and Facebook

Create. Eat. Repeat.