How many times have you tried to cut an onion and found yourself struggling against the ineffective feeble edge of a dull knife? The truth is, no matter how much you spend on a knife, it is worthless in the kitchen unless it has a well-honed blade. Darin Gagner, owner of Valley Sharp Knife Sharpening has spent decades keeping his own blades razor sharp, so join him in class to learn how to best keep your own knives ready for action. Darin will guide you through sharpening, maintenance, using whetstones, honing your blades, deburring, apexing, and more. You can bring your own knife to class or practice with ours and take your new skills home. Either way, you’ll learn why a sharp knife is truly a cook’s best friend.
Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.
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.