March Madness Sandwiches

March Madness, the phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche to determine the national champions of college basketball is here! This means you are probably going to be hosting or attending social gatherings to watch some games! Need a delicious snack to impress the guests? Try this smoked turkey, baby spinach and chipotle panini sandwich demonstrated by Chef…

Facts about Pitting and Tarnishing

Are you sick and tired of your quality knives getting pit marks and tarnishing? Keep reading to learn some facts about pitting and tarnishing as well as how to properly care for your knives to avoid this in the first place! PITTING CAUSES Professional quality knife blades are made of “High Carbon” stainless steel. In…

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…

It’s National Soup Month!

Its winter, it’s cold outside and you’re probably catching a cold. These are all good enough reasons to put your sweatpants on, pull up a great recipe and enjoy a nice bowl of soup, right? In the case that those reasons aren’t enough for you…its National Soup Month so you still should try and enjoy…

Home for the Holidays!

Believe it or not, another year has come and gone and it’s just about that time when family and friends are gathering to celebrate the holidays. What better way to enjoy some quality time together than baking holiday treats! With the website and mobile app Yummly it has become so simple to find recipes that…

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…

Is Culinary School For You?

Today’s blog post is written by a former Culinary Apprentice, CCI’s Jesse Diaz! Here’s a little bit about him…  Education: 2012 Culinary Apprentice Graduate, Humber College Training: Metropolitan Hotel (currently the Doubletree), The Windsor Arms Hotel Favourite courses in school: Culinary Skills and Techniques, Butchery Practical, Discovering the World of Wine Have you ever considered…

Quick Facts About Forks

Did you know the difference between pot and roast forks? Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know… POT FORKS Pot Forks have short curved tines and are designed to lift a piece of meat (a roast for example) safely out of a pot. ROAST FORK Roast Forks have long straight tines, and…

How To: Use A Decorator Cutter

Have you ever ordered a drink or a meal at a restaurant that was accompanied by beautiful and creative garnishes? Have you ever wondered how you could re-create them at home? Well you’re about to find out and it is actually quite simple if you’re equipped with the proper tools! Watch our instructional video below!   This…

How well do you know your knife?

A surgeon wouldn’t go into an operating room without knowing every function and detail of the tools he or she would be using to perform delicate surgery, right? Why would someone who needs precision tools in the professional kitchen do any differently? Knives are the most commonly used tool in the kitchen that we often tend to underestimate.  We expect…

What to Expect from: Tools for the Discriminating Chef

If you are a professional chef, food service industry expert, culinary student or an avid foodie, you have come to the right place. Canada Cutlery Inc. has been supplying professional quality knives and tools throughout North America for more than 60 years. We have years of experience and knowledge in this industry and our goal is…