Handy (Wo)man x Trades

Knife sharpening and knife skills classes

Whetstone Sharpening 101 / Basics of sharpening by hand / Western and Japanese style sharpening / Basic honing / Knife handling / Primary cuts / Importance of cutting board selection / Knife safety /

Everything you need to know

Class size is limited to five attendees in order to maximize one-on-one time. Each class is customized to your individual needs and skill level. Each class covers topics including selection and maintenance of stones and knives, knife steels, edge geometry, hand pressure and position, and proper bevel angles for both Japanese and Western kitchen knives. This class will cover proper knife handling, knife safety, choosing the appropriate knife and the importance of a sharp edge on delicate veg. Use one of our store knives or bring your own if you choose.


  • Please bring A chef’s knife / gyuto is required for the class.
  • We provide Whetstones or you may bring your own.
  • Daily fresh produce will be provided. Please bring a container / tupperware to take home your expertly cut veg! Rotating menus due to seasonal ingredients. Please inform us of any allergies prior to any class, thanks.

Skillit will last:

2 hours hours

Cancellation policy

Once your Skillit is confirmed, changes may be made at the discretion of the provider and must be arranged directly with them.

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Valid for 12 Months
Free Exchanges
14 Day Returns
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Provide your necessary details for the experience.

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The Maker will confirm the booking, or suggest alternatives.

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Have a wonderful time. See you on your next Skillit!

About Felicia

Chef Felicia has over 13 years experience in the culinary industry where she has learned and tuned her craft with some pretty damn good knife skills. She was also a competitor on the hit tv show - Chopped Canada.


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Booking will begin this Fall.

Fine Print

  • By purchasing, you agree to all our Terms of Use, Returns and Cancellation Policy and Privacy Policy.
  • All skilit times are estimated based on full class enrollment. If fewer people enroll, the class could generally take less time.
  • Experience provided in English (US) unless otherwise stated
  • This skillit is non-refundable after scheduling is complete. Once your skillit is confirmed, changes may be made at the discretion of the Maker and must be arranged directly with them.
  • If a skillit includes alcohol, only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages. By purchasing, you agree to our Alcohol Policy.
  • If it’s an online virtual experience You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be in your booking confirmation email.