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Jan 7, 2014 07:57 AM

Knife Skills in Wilmington, DE area?

Hi all and happy New Year! I live in northern DE and was wondering if anyone might know of any options for knife skills classes in that area. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Chef's Haven in Hockessin. Theres also a cooking store in Greenville that might do it too.

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    1. re: sal_acid

      Chef's Haven, by the way, bakes bread daily. Baguettes and rustic loaves.

      I've had many of the baguettes and they are better than the only other option...Acme...by a considerable margin.

      1. re: sal_acid

        That is very good to know, thank you. I live 2 minutes from there and definitely need a non-Acme source for bread. (Well, a non-Acme source for everything, really.)

        1. re: travelmad478

          Yeah. Non-Acme everything would be nice.

          Looks like the old Tom's veg place is pretty much done.

          Docs meat is OK, but so expensive.

          1. re: sal_acid

            I've started buying my meat from Fresh Direct. They deliver to 19707 now and it is positively miraculous. Their meat is excellent. Not Pathmark cheap, but not Doc's prices either.

            1. re: travelmad478

              Oooooooooo! Do they do fish too?

              Wonder if they do 19350?

              1. re: sal_acid

                It looks like you are SOL, at least for the time being: https://www.freshdirect.com/help/deli... Any friends in ZIP codes that they do deliver to?

                And they do have fish!

                1. re: travelmad478

                  Thanks!....SOL indeed. But maybe soon.

                  What meats have you tried?

                  1. re: sal_acid

                    So far I have gotten some lovely lamb chops, some pork shoulder, and a giant rib roast that I made on New Year's. The rib roast was on sale for $9.99/lb which I thought was not bad for Choice grade meat. What is great is that you can pretty much ask them to cut stuff however you want it. I ordered the rib roast in a specific size, the lamb chops cut to a specific thickness, etc. They sell organic/grass-fed or whatever as well as conventional meat.

    2. The Shop-Rite on 202, Wilmington,runs chef-led cooking classes on a regular basis. Believe knife skills is one but am really not sure. Maybe check their web site or give them a call. They'll also sharpen your knifes - no charge.

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      1. re: danbee1

        That's interesting! I knew they offered free knife sharpening while you shop, but didn't know about the classes.

        1. re: CindyJ

          Cindy.....my font of knowledge for all things local!.........Have you ever availed yourself of their knife sharpening skills?

          I've go a cple that need a new edge....there was a guy on 202 just north of Jimmy Johns, but I might just shop South of the Border is they are any good.

          1. re: FriedClamFanatic

            Hiya, FCF! I've thought about it, but never actually brought my knives in to ShopRite for sharpening. If you do take your knives there, let us know how they turn out.

      2. Thanks for the suggestions -- much appreciated!