Online Cooking Class: Knife Skills for Beginners

In this online cooking class, you’ll learn the basics you need to know to cut, dice and chiffonade like a pro! Taught by Chef Jennifer, you’ll get expert advice and personalized instruction to craft a seasonal Italian soup. From how to take care of your knives to how to use them, this hands-on class is sure to take your cooking skills to the next level!


Seasonal Italian Vegetable Soup to Perfect Your Knife Skills

With mixed vegetables, herbs and spices

Every class is fully interactive.
Chef demonstrates each step and assists you as you perform each step.
Ask questions and have the chef check your progress.
  • Recipes Recipes are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Minimum 1 device
  • Class Maximum 20 devices
  • Event Duration 1.5 hours
  • LabelsHealthy, Beginner, Fun, Italian, Mediterranean



1 pound potatoes, yellow or red
1 pound zucchini
2 stalks celery
2 carrots
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch Swiss chard or kale or collard greens
2 onions
1 head garlic
1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange)
4 Kumato or Campari tomatoes (or 1 pound any kind)
Optional additions for the soup (not necessary, but lovely): 1 small block Parmigiano cheese (with rind), 3 anchovies, 1/2 cup white wine, 1 sprig rosemary or thyme, 1 quart chicken broth

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Kitchen Equipment

Cutting board and chef's knife
1 knife sharpening option (please see explanatory photo here:
1 honing steel (optional)
Assorted mixing bowls
1 large soup pot

Reviews Guests Left For This Experience

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21 Apr 2024

I highly recommend this class for anyone looking to learn proper technique using knives and the many different types and ways of cutting vegetables. Chef Jennifer was knowledgeable and answered any and all our questions. I learned a lot more than I thought I would from one lesson. Everyone enjoyed the soup I made! Looking forward to taking many more classes!!

Outside Reviews for Chef Jennifer or Resident Chef

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Silvia G.

26 Oct 2023

I had such a good time learning how to make one of my favorite breakfast items, in my own kitchen! The instructor was fun and knowledgeable and she gave us some great tips and tricks! I highly recommend this!

$ 49 Per device

90-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Jennifer is a graduate of Peter Kump's New York Cooking School, but her culinary journey didn't stop there. She edited recipes for the Wall Street Journal and was a food editor for Martha Stewart Living. Her passion for food is evident, and she's excited to share her knowledge with home chefs and food lovers. Allow Chef Jennifer to teach tips, tricks and techniques to elevate your cooking.

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