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…

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…

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…

The Bend Test Part 2: What Makes CCI Steel So Tough.

It took decades of expensive research by large cutlery manufacturers to develop the right combination of alloys to produce the best grade of professional cutlery stainless steel that is used today. X50CrMoV15 is the ideal combination of high carbon stainless steel, containing the alloys, Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium.  It is crucial to use this very…

PART TWO: Using a Whetstone

Last week, we discussed how to choose a Whetstone and the differences in Part One: Choosing a Whetstone. We can’t stress enough that the best thing you can do to maintain peak performance of your knives is to keep them constantly sharp. An alternative sharpening method to the sharpening steel is a whetstone (sometimes referred…

PART ONE: Choosing a Whetstone

Whetstones are often considered to be one of the best ways to sharpen a knife because the user has the most control over the angle and grit used. Once this method of sharpening is mastered, it can be both very effective and gentle. A whetstone is a sharpening method that uses natural stone or synthetic…

How to: Make a Dahlia Flower from a Butternut Squash

Sculpting fruits and vegetables truly is a work of art. Whether its a lemon garnished on your drink, vegetables on your plate or a fruit sculpture centerpiece, it all takes skill and talent to complete. To help you get started we have provided you with a photo demonstration on how to make a Dahlia Flower…

New Year, New You!

We all know that making a New Year’s resolution is hard and that making one you can actually keep is even harder! If you’ve been having a hard time with some of your resolutions, why not try to simplify things a little? Let’s take it back a step and look at the basics: taking care…

Sharpen Up for the Holidays

No matter what you’re planning on cooking and serving over the holidays it is 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…