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Knife Skills: A Mini Class to Chop Like a Chef

Elana Karp, Head Chef, Plated

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6 Videos (12m)
    • Introduction

    • Knife Safety

    • Knife Cuts: Slice and Julienne

    • Knife Cuts: Dice and Mince

    • Knife Care and Closing

    • Hungry for More?

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About This Class

Join Plated’s Head Chef Elana Karp for a fun and informative 12-minute class on knife skills. You'll learn 4 essential cuts and gain fundamental skills for the kitchen — making prep faster, smoother, and more enjoyable.

You’ll learn basic cuts for everyday ingredients, fun hacks to enjoy your time in the kitchen, and great tips on selecting and safely using your knives. You’ll come away from this class with confidence for using your chef’s knife and the skills to cut your vegetables quickly and beautifully.

1,713 of 1,745 students recommendSee All

A great crash course in knife skills and safety. I'm excited to utilize some of the techniques I learned here (including a new way to dice onions!). All of these are absolutely essential for creating meals at home safely and efficiently. Great class!
A quick overview of knife skills. Easy to follow and good information!
Michelle Payton

Life is Good!

She goes slow enough to follow but fast enough to give an idea of how it should look when done correctly. I don't have to pause much to practice.





Elana Karp

Head Chef, Plated

Elana is the Head Chef at Plated and the co-author of the Plated cookbook. After completing Teach for America in New York City and earning her Masters degree in Childhood Education, she headed over to Paris to explore France's deep culinary history and tradition. On the way she earned a chef's degree from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and developed her philosophy that cooking and eating are the best ways to bring people together.

Elana believes food should be easy to make, delicious to ea...

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