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…

EURO Culinary™ Series

Color coded knives are designed to help you implement food safety practices in the kitchen! With different color handles for different types of food, this system helps teach employees to engage in safe food handling practices to prevent cross-contamination in the professional kitchen. Allergies have become such a norm in society today, which makes paying…

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…

What to look for when purchasing knives Part 1: Knowledge

If the carving job on your last Thanksgiving turkey was similar to a carving job done with plastic safety scissors; you may need to invest in higher quality knives. Some of my readers may be asking some questions like this: How can you tell whether a knife is high or low quality? High quality knives…

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…

The Bend Test

Originally posted on Tools for The Discriminating Chef:
Have you ever wondered how two knives can look so similar but be so different in quality? The Bend Test video was made to clearly show you the different steel qualities knives can have. The two knives used for The Bend Test: Steel formula X30 Cr13 Steel…

Professional Knife Safety Facts

WHEN HANDLING A KNIFE Cuts and lacerations are some of the most common injuries reported in restaurants. These types of injuries can be reduced by implementing some simple strategies. Keep knives sharp (dull knives are unsafe and cause fatigue) Never leave knives soaking in water Make sure your hands are dry and the surface you…

The Manufacturing of Knives

THE QUALITY OF STEEL Quality knives require a very specific grade of steel to insure proper forging, tempering and hardening. CCI Superior Culinary Master knives are made of the finest quality, high carbon stainless to ensure the durability, strength and longevity of the blade, as well as resistance to rust and corrosion. THE FORGING PROCESS…