Try This: Knife Skills course at CHI Greenville at Greenville Technical College

Peach pico de gallo in stainless steel bowl
Check out this peach pico de gallo we learned how to make | Photo by 6AM City Team

Did you know that Greenville Technical College’s Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation Center at Poe West (556 Perry Ave.) offers lots of hands-on cooking and demonstration and tasting classes? We recently had the chance to check out one of them — here’s what we did + how you can Try This. 

(P.S. If you don’t know much about the new center, we’d recommend checking out our First Look here.)

Red and white Poe West industrial park sign with companies listed
Be sure to check out everything Poe West has to offer | Photo by 6AM City Team

What we tried (with pricing): 

We took a class called Culinary 101: Knife Skills ($89) where Chef Bill taught us to use knives safely + effectively. He walked us through different cuts of fruits and vegetables, and we practiced by making a peach pico de gallo, salad, and rice pilaf. 

In this 3.5 hour class, he taught us everything from how to safely cut our veggies to how to salt water properly when cooking, making us more efficient + effective cooks.

Woman holding Culinary 101: Knife Skills information packet in front of kitchen work station
Getting our station prepped for class | Photo by 6AM City Team

Person holding Chopped Salad in stainless steel bowl
How good does this chopped salad look?! | Photo by 6AM City Team

By the end of class, we were doing restaurant-worthy tomato dicing

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Check out this dicing | Photo by 6AM City Team

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The space is new + modern | Photo by 6AM City Team 

What not to miss:

Be sure to check out the dress code for your class ahead of time. For this class, we wore closed-toed, non-slip shoes; long pants; and made sure our clothes weren’t loose enough to get in our way.

Cooking supplies spread out across work station
Our supplies for the class | Photo by 6AM City Team

Also, don’t miss out on the October classesPasta Making Skills + Halloween Cookies: Spooky, Delicious Decorating. You can also check out the rest of Poe West, which is home to Carolina Bauernhaus, Unlocked Coffee Roasters, The Junkyard, and more

What we’re still talking about: 

We loved that it didn’t matter where we were in the room — we could still see what Chef Bill was doing perfectly because of the 2 big-screen TVs on either side of the room. The cameras gave us a great close-up of what exactly Chef Bill was doing so that we could get it just right when it was our turn to try.

5 students standing behind work station looking up at big screen TV in kitchen
Students watching Chef Bill do his thing | Photo by 6AM City Team

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Chef Bill’s dicing is perfect | Photo by 6AM City Team

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Learning all the different kinds of cuts | Photo by 6AM City Team

How you can experience this: 

Check out Greenville Technical College’s Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation Center courses + sign up here.

Things to know if you go: