I have been wanting to improve my knife skills for a while so I decided to check out knife skills class at Haven’s Kitchen. It’s a pretty unique company that is comprised of a recreational cooking school, a cafe, and an event space. I really liked the kitchen where the class was held — it was spacious and beautiful. Our instructor, Ashton, was super friendly and informative. The class size was very small (there were only six people in this one) which I totally loved because it gave everyone a chance to be very hands-on. I got to practice butchering a whole chicken and learned proper knife skills for various veggies. The whole time we were enjoying lovely libations. And at the end of the class, we had the opportunity to feast on the fruits of our labor: eggplant campanada, carrot ginger soup, one pan roast chicken, and an apple tart. Can’t wait to return for another class!
Haven’s Kitchen: 109 W 17th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenue)
Welcome to the Knife Skills Class!
The awesome kitchen where class was held
After class, we sat down to enjoy a four course meal
First course: Traditional Campanada with eggplant, tomato, and celery
Second course: Carrot Ginger Soup with Greek yogurt and curry oil
Third course: One pan Chicken Roast with butternut squash and apples
Fourth course (take home treat): Classic Apple Tart