Knife Sharpening Workshop
$100 per person
What You'll Learn
By the end of the class you will:
- Understand what a “sharp knife” actually means
- Know how to hone and maintain your knife’s edge
- Know how to properly care for your knife
About This Class
If you own a knife that you want to keep around for a lifetime (and you should!), learning how to sharpen and care for it is critical and you can do that at our Knife Sharpening Workshop.
Galen Garretson, the owner of Town Cutler, will teach you about the basic chemistry of steel, edge geometry and what sharp actually means. After a quick lecture on metallurgy and the knife’s anatomy, you will then sharpen your knife using multiple steps on Japanese waterstones to create a razor-sharp edge. Whether you’re a self-declared “knife geek” or just have a dull chef’s knife at home that has been driving you crazy, the tips from Galen will transform the way you use this indispensable tool.
The price of this class includes a King #1,000/#6,000 Grit waterstone that you will take home.
Please note: Bring your own chef’s knife with you to class and if time permits, you may be able to sharpen additional knives.
- Wine not included
- No meal provided
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.
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Galen Garretson is the owner of Town Cutler, maker and purveyor of top-of-the-line artisan knives and cutlery, chef tools, custom knife rolls, leather scabbards, and the highest quality sharpening services available in the Bay Area. With years of training in the kitchens of some of San Francisco’s most coveted restaurants, Galen aims to deliver unparalleled products and services to you at your convenience with a welcoming neighborhood flavor.