Choosing the Perfect Knife

Duration: 3 hoursType: In-PersonPrice: $140

Walk into any knife shop and the array of selection can be a dizzying experience. Western versus Japanese-style knives? Chef’s knives versus Santoku? And just what is a utility knife anyway? Join Darin Gagner as he guides you through the ins and outs of how to choose the perfect knife for you. Along with discussing care and maintenance, materials and handles, and sharpening systems, you’ll also be able to practice your knife skills with a variety of different styles of knives to make chickpea tagine with kale, olives, harissa, and fennel along with couscous tabbouleh with tomatoes, mint, and cucumber.

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While our event purchases are nonrefundable, we are generally happy to give a credit for a future event when we can fill your spot. If you need to cancel, we will reach out to the waitlist. If we get any takers, we can then issue you a credit. The chances of finding a replacement are higher with as much advance notice as possible, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.