Chef Callison’s Culinary Fundamentals: Knife Safety and Skills


Learn the proper use of a knife.

Knife Safety:

  • How to hold a knife
  • How to hand a knife to someone
  • Sharp knife safer that dull knife
  • How to sharpen your knife
  • Secure cutting board
  • Clean work area
  • How to properly clean a knife

Knife Skills:

  • How to hold a knife
  • How to hold your fingers ā€“ the claw Making sure a ā€œVā€ separates your fingers and the blade of the knife
  • How to cut a carrot, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, and rosemary
  • Concentrate on proper technique than accurate cuts and speed
  • Explain compost versus stock trim
  • Use proper knife for the correct job
Presenter Name: Executive Chef Jamie Callison, assistant Justin Walker
Date Recorded: March 5, 2020
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