Knife Skills

At Project CHEF we believe in setting people up for success in the kitchen and we want you to become confident, safe cooks. To help you do this, we want to teach you the skills for successful cooking. Learning to cut safely is one of the most important skills to learn. Once you learn to control a knife so that it doesn’t control you, a wonderful world of cooking awaits. This video will teach young cooks about basic knife skills.

Cutting Vegetables

A vegetable is an edible part of a plant that we eat. We eat leaves, stems, flowers, tubers, roots and bulbs of different plants. To cut vegetables safely, we’re always looking for flat surfaces so the vegetable isn’t moving when we’re cutting. In this Project CHEF video, we look at cutting broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, onions and basil.

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Cutting Fruit

Sometimes we eat fruit whole but other times you want to cut the fruit up. To cut safely, we’re always looking for flat surfaces so the fruit isn’t moving when we’re cutting. In this Project CHEF video, we look at cutting apples, avocados, bell peppers, strawberries, tomatoes & cherry tomatoes. Get cutting so you can get cooking!

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Washing Things

Cleaning up is part of cooking. It’s very important to keep everything clean in the kitchen so that bacteria doesn’t have a chance to grow. Certain types of bacteria can make people very sick. A clean kitchen is a safe kitchen. In this Project CHEF video we will look at washing hands, washing dishes, washing fruits and vegetables and cleaning spills.

Making Pizza

Everyone loves pizza! The Project CHEF team is here to show you how to make whole wheat pizza from scratch, an activity the whole family can enjoy. The best thing about pizza is that you can add any toppings you like. What will you put on your pizza?

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Stove Top Safety

Have a look at Project CHEF’s best tips to work safely when working with the stove. In this video, you will learn all about the “chicken wing arm” and the “shield,” just to name a few of our safety technique recommendations.

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We measure ingredients when cooking to get the exact amount we need. This is important so that recipes turn out the same every time we make them. Let’s look at different ways to measure ingredients.

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Best Tool in the Kitchen: Hands

We tell our students that the best tool in the kitchen is attached to you …your hands! There’s so much you can do with your hands! In this video we look at cracking eggs, picking and tearing leaves from herbs, tearing cheese, greasing a pan, mixing ingredients and kneading dough.

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How to Make Tostadas

We can travel the world through food and today we are preparing a delicious snack that is a popular street food in Mexico and Central America. A tostada is a crispy tortilla typically made out of corn, however, it can also be made with wheat tortillas. Tostadas can be made with a variety of toppings. Experiment to find your favourites.

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Cooking Skills

There are many skills to learn in the kitchen to help you cook. In this Project CHEF video we take a look at mashing, creaming, mixing, folding, emulsifying and juicing.

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