Basic Knife Skills *In-Person*

Honing your knife skills is the most important way to finesse your artistry in the kitchen. Through a combination of demonstration and class practice, you will learn how to chop, dice, and slice like a pro. Chef Didem Hosgel will demonstrate cutting techniques for a variety of different vegetables which you will then practice on your individual cutting board. You’ll learn about sharpening your knife, the many different types of knives and their applications, as well as general knife care. We'll make a meal which showcases all of the cuts including Shepherd Salad; Cous Cous with Herbs, Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette; and Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables and Tomato Brown Butter. Instructor: Didem Hosgel



Start Date

June 21, 2022








Tuesday, 5:30-9:30pm. Jun. 21. The cost of tuition covers all food materials and fees.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is required. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Didem Hosgel


Didem Hosgel

Chef Didem was born with a love of food. In her traditional Turkish home, cooking equaled nurturing. Every meal brought her family together to share in conversation, argument, laughter, love, and happiness. Her mother, grandmother, and aunts were her first culinary instructors, teaching her to grow and cook the fruits, herbs, and vegetables in their home garden. Didem traveled to the U.S. in pursuit of her passion where she convinced acclaimed Chef Ana Sortun of Oleana to take a chance on a home cook with no experience but endless determination. After many years of working at Oleana she received her Culinary degree from Cambridge Culinary, became the Chef to the Turkish Consulate of Boston, and returned to work with Sortun as her Chef de Cuisine of Sofra Bakery and Cafe. In 2020 Chef Didem introduced Tasteful Sini, a personalized chef, and catering service.