How do I keep my knives sharp?

This question is asked more frequently than you think. How do I keep my knives sharp? and what is the correct way to sharpen them? It’s only natural that all knives will eventually lose their original edge. High quality professional knives are an investment for a life time and should therefore be treated with extra…

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…

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…

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 •…

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…

3 of the Worst Mistakes People Make with Their Kitchen Knives

Any good chef in the culinary industry will tell you that their knives are the most important tools of their craft. Everyone will make mistakes with their knives at some point along the way, but if you are really not sure about how to care for your knives you could drastically reduce their lifespan! From…

Steak Knives: Straight Edge Vs. Serrated Edge

Steak lovers from all over will usually waste no time when it comes to tearing into their cut of steak, while others take their time slicing with a more clean cut approach. Many things can play a factor into your choice of steak knife, it can be feel, touch, look or care and use, but…

Three Chopping Methods for the Everyday Chef!

Proper knife chopping methods can be lifesaving! Okay, maybe not “lifesaving”, but I think it’s safe to say that proper knife chopping methods can be finger saving and time saving! Below in this blog I will outline the three most basic chopping methods that are widely used by some of the most experienced chef’s in…

Top 5 Tools a Chef Can’t Live Without

Every chef is different and no two chefs are the same, but every chef needs certain tools in the kitchen to help them create a feast! Whether you are a hobby chef or a professional chef; you need to have your tools! This blog will list out the top 5 tools a chef can’t live…

Salt Bae and His Knife

Nusret Gökçe or “Salt Bae” sent the internet into a frenzy in early 2017 with his ever so erotic way he handles, cuts and salts his beef. Nusret Gökçe, is a chef and restaurant co-owner of a chain of Turkish Steak houses called Nusr-Et. He was given the nickname “Salt Bae” because of his flashy…

Canada Cutlery Inc. Knife Series Part 1: Butcher Knives & Tools

Once a month for the next 6 months, I will be previewing the 6 key knife series that Canada Cutlery Inc. (CCI) offers to the consumer.  From Butcher Knives and tools to CCI’s Masterpiece Europe Series™, we will be focusing on the key elements of each series to help you make an informed purchase! Now…