Through a combination of demonstration and hands-on experience, Chef Ben Higgs will instruct you in the precise art of cutting, dicing, precision work, julienne, macedoine, brunoise and safe handling, as well as knife selection, sharpening and preservation of knives to give you the professional touch in the kitchen. 

This course offers a practical, hands-on experience aimed at developing your cutting skills, while providing essential tips and hints to make cutting a chore you relish.

Bne even has his own brand of knives that he uses and recommends for sale on the night

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What you will learn
  • Use a knife like a chef
  • Choosing the correct knife
  • Slice and dice like a ninja chef
What you will get
  • Opportunity to purchase knives as recommended by Chef Ben Higgs with his own brand
  • a glass of wine or beer

What to wear

Casual, closed toe comfy shoes please


Wild Oak

Vendor since 2013

The Wild Oak Cooking School is purposely designed to maximize the use of a central workspace, which allows a 'hands on' experience rather than a 'demonstration' kitchen. Having a small capacity of 8-10, students can enjoy a much higher level of contact with professional chef instructors.

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17 October 2016 • Knife Skills

Great learning environment. Informal and flexible. Appreciated Ben's skills, demonstrating knife types/uses; care of; and methods utilising beautiful fresh ingredients. Sharing the end-result (to eat) was definitely a highlight. I gained much more than expected. A must for any novice or 'experienced' domestic. Many thanks.


08 February 2016 • Knife Skills

Second class with Ben, awesome to see someone who still has a genuine interest in his trade. Ben is more than skilled, and is happy to teach others in a great environment. Will be back for another class, always great to learn like this. A+ for value, experience and fun !!!