Which Knife to Use: Chopping and Dicing

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

Which Knife to Use: Carving and Portioning

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

Which Knife to Use: Small Intricate Cuts

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

What are Russian Piping Tips?

Russian piping tips have taken the icing world by storm! These new trending tips allow even the most amateur baker to create beautiful flowers complete with a detailed center and delicate petals. To create a detailed flower with traditional piping tips can be extremely difficult and take years to perfect, but with Russian piping tips…

Top 5 Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day, and what a day it is! Who doesn’t love a warm, crispy, gooey grilled cheese sandwich? The masterpiece known as the grilled cheese sandwich is more than just a slice of cheese tucked between two pieces of bread! These sandwiches can be works of delicious art. We’re going to go…

National Poultry Day

National Poultry Day is upon us, and although it is not very well-known it is still a nice way to acknowledge and celebrate an animal that can provide us with eggs and meat! To have a nice chicken dinner you’ll need some special tools! Thermometer Food-borne illnesses or food poisoning to some is just an…

Sharpening Steels Explained

No matter what you’re planning on cooking it’s important that your quality knife is properly sharpened. A properly sharpened knife makes it easier to cut and makes the whole preparation process smoother and more importantly, safe. A sharpening steel works on a very fundamental principle. Quite simply, it provides a grinding surface which is harder…

Do’s and Don’ts of Knife Safety!

Cuts and lacerations are some of the most common injuries reported in restaurants and kitchen. These types of injuries can be reduced by implementing some simple strategies. Nobody likes a side of fingers with their salad! Strategies when not handling a knife. • After using a knife, clean it immediately and put it away •…

Top 5 of the Most Controversial Foods

Great thing about flavor and taste buds is that everyone can have their own opinions about the food they eat. Whether you loathe them or love them, you probably have some opinion about the food on this list! Brussels Sprouts The bitter green that is feared by children all over the world! People are naturally…

What Knife is Best for Butchery?

The captain of the kitchen will always have their trusted knife of choice ready for work: The Chef’s Knife, but a butcher or grill master will need something a little different for their craft: A butcher knife. These knives are heavier and have a curved blade to help slice through your cut of meat. CCI…

6 Signs you Need a New Knife

A professional high quality chefs knife has the potential to last a life time (if it is well maintained). A dull knife can be sharpened and a blemish can be fixed to be almost new, but sometimes it may be time to retire the knife and invest in some high quality knives! Bent blade Broken…

Essential Tools Every Baker Should Own

What baking tools do I need? That is a great question many hobby chefs and bakers ask themselves. So I will go through the essential baking tools every baker should own! This blog will not breakdown the “basic” items like an oven or a measuring cup, but rather dive deeper into the essentials. Read on…