JAN 7, 2018 // KNIFE SKILLS 101


JAN 7, 2018 // KNIFE SKILLS 101


10:30A - 12:30P

John Weatherson, owner of Restaurant Trokay and former Chef de Partie of Restaurant Daniel in New York, will guide participants through this two-hour knife skills workshop. Students will learn how to hold a knife safely and effectively, proper station setup for cooking at home and learn how to dice, julienne, brunoise and slice like a pro. This workshop will take place upstairs at Restaurant Trokay.

Participants who make reservations for dinner that night will receive 10% off their entire bill. To make dinner reservations, call (530) 582-1040.

(all supplies are provided for class)


your personal knives

This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our cancellation policy.


John and Nyna Weatherson, owners and chefs of Restaurant Trokay, in downtown Truckee, California,  relocated from New York City to Truckee in February of 2011, seeking to share their hospitality, craft of cooking and culinary artistry. Their perspectives on food are modernist, and are at the forefront of sustainability. Their food is ingredient focused, complex, technical, and extremely beautiful.

Following a 6-year career as a line cook in a busy college town, John attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, graduating with the esteemed Katherine T. Angell Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, awarded to the top ranked student in each graduating class. Nyna is former head cheesemonger of the world famous Murray’s Cheese in the West Village of New York City. As manager responsible for menu development at Murray’s Cheese, Nyna produced New York Times award winning breakfast and lunch items. John is former Chef de Partie of the three-star Michelin, four-star New York Times, 2010 James Beard Foundation Most Outstanding Restaurant, and 2010 San Pellegrino 8th Best Restaurant in the World: Restaurant Daniel.

John’s prestigious career in New York included work under David Bouley, Christian Delouvrier, and Daniel Boulud. John and Nyna's cuisine is characterized by esoteric ingredients, deep and soulful flavors, textural complexity, and the constant pursuit of perfection. John and Nyna replicate the best of their training. Their superlative customer service, combined with their imaginative creativity, produce a cuisine and style all their own.

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