Pairing with Beer for National Beer Lovers Day!

Pairing with food is thought to be associated with wine, but the versatility of beer cannot be overlooked! In fact, a great tasting beer can bring out many flavours that a dish may include. It’s National Beer Lovers Day so let’s celebrate accordingly and look at a handy guide to arranging your perfect match! Lager…

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: 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…

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 •…

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…

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…

Halloween Trick or Treats

Halloween is upon us! The ghostly ghouls, walking dead, superheroes and famous characters will be walking the streets tomorrow. How will you be spending Halloween night? Giving out candy, scaring kids, watching scary movies or trick or treating? All options are good no matter what you pick, but today as Jigsaw would say “Do you…

Rosewood vs. Winewood and its Importance

For CCI, sustainability begins with our handles. The word “Sustainability” is an important buzz word in the industry now a days, but what does that word mean and how does it have anything to do with CCI knives? Well my friend, sit back and enjoy your coffee while we tell you the scoop and all the information you…

Q&A With CCI’s Mike Byrne

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation sat down to have a chat with our very own Mike Byrne! Mike talks about his experiences with CCI, the restaurant industry and much more! Click the on link to read more about the one and only Mike Byrne! Q&A with CCI’s Mike Byrne

Easter Egg Hunt

April showers, bring May flowers. This is true, April brings a lot of rain, gloomy days and some wet shoes, but the one constant great thing about April is Easter. Easter, the holiday that can provide you with sugary treats, chocolate, egg hunts and a long weekend. What’s not to like about the holiday.  Let’s…

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…