Basic knife cuts

John McFadden

4m 12s


Lesson Details

Have you ever heard the terms “julienne” or “brunoise”? These are special ways to prepare vegetables. When you work in a kitchen, you’ll hear these types of terms often.

In this lesson, John McFadden takes you through the different types of knife cuts, how to perform them, which knives you should use, and how to properly hold a knife.

What you’ll learn

  • How to hold a knife
  • How to identify and demonstrate five basic knife cuts
  • When to use each knife

This course is ideal for any kitchen staff member, kitchen hands, entry-level cooks, and anybody interested in learning the fundamentals of working in a commercial kitchen.


John McFadden

Group Executive Chef at Al Aseel Group

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