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Knife skills class (SEA)

Can anyone recommend a knife skills class in Seattle? I'd like to give this as a gift to someone (and I'll probably attend, too).

I've found several, from a 2-hour class at Whole Foods for $25, to a 3-hour class at Cooks World for $65. I don't know what I should be looking for, so I'd appreciate hearing your experiences and suggestions!

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  1. I've seen some knife skill classes in community college continuing education catalogs. Here's one at South Seattle, which has a great culinary program:
    http://learnatsouth.org/index.cfm?fus...
    Good luck!

    1. I'm planning to take one at Culinary Communion based on the raves I've heard about that school.

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      1. re: christy319

        Christy - Do you know of a standalone knife skills class at Culinary Communion? I see it as part of the Culinary Techniques Series.

        1. re: ms sonja

          They've had it periodically in the past (I kept procrastinating and never signed up), so I assume they will again.

      2. I have taken classes at WHOLE FOODS but not the knife skills. Ok, nothing special but you pay for what you get. They cost half of other places. The other one was at Sur la Table, Kirkland which I found extremely useful. We cut tons of vegetables and took the home to make soup, strongly recommended. I heard culinary communion is great too.

        1. Cook's World....very comprehensive from my experience there. www.cooksworld.net

            1. re: SeattleJim

              I took the one offered at PCC ($40 I think) and was quite happy with it. Learned a lot and employ the skills daily.

              A little o/t, but Whole Foods is non-union and extremely anti-union,. Some PC types (like me) choose not to shop there 'cuz of that.

              1. re: allisonw

                and many people will shop there for that reason alone and applaud a company for standing by their beliefs and not letting a greedy/unnecessary union rip apart their business.

                just a thought.

                1. re: nseattlefoodie

                  Those damn people who ring up my groceries. We should just replace them with machines. We have to protect the rights of the corporations.

                  1. re: dagrassroots

                    Haha I was not offended by NSF's comment--I thought it was kind of heartwarming to see an average citizen standing up for the rights of corporations. *winksmile*