A wide variety of professional cutlery is needed to meet the demands of most commercial kitchens. Each type of knife is designed for specific tasks, such as slicing, carving, boning or paring. Whether you run a restaurant or simply want a fully equipped residential kitchen, having enough knives on hand will expedite many aspects of food preparation.
Many processes in the commercial kitchen require specific kitchen knives to get the job done. Whether you are chopping, paring, carving or slicing, there is a piece of cutlery that will perfect the process. When shopping for knives, consider the blade’s size and material, the shape of the edge, the material the handle is made from and the overall balance of the knife. The blade material is a very important factor. Most professional knives are made of carbon steel, which is strong and easily sharpened, but also vulnerable to rust and stains. Stainless steel blades are not usually found in a commercial kitchen. Standard stainless steel is difficult to sharpen and does not hold an edge well. The best blade material is high carbon stainless steel, which is easy to maintain and rust- and stain-resistant.
The edge-type and the shape of the blade and tip determines the function of commercial kitchen cutlery. For example, a long, serrated blade with a rounded tip is ideal for slicing bread, while paring requires a short blade with a pointed tip and a straight or hollow-ground edge. The knife handle will be constructed of plastic, wood or stainless steel. The handle material will affect the longevity, grip, balance and weight of the knife, as well as the maintenance required. It is most important to choose a handle material that the chef is comfortable with. The tang, or the part of the blade that extends into the handle, should be embedded all the way to the butt of the handle. This will ensure maximum balance and durability for the chef.
In this section you will also find knife blocks, sets of knives, knife sheathes and all the other accessories that keep your kitchen cutlery and professional knives in tip top shape Choose from a variety of different butcher steels, sharpening stones and more to keep the blade of your cooking knives sharp enough to cut through anything. Don’t forget to browse our knife racks and knife blocks for the perfect place to set that cleaver when you aren’t slicing and dicing.
Browse our extensive selection of chef knives and kitchen prep knives, you will find the perfect paring knife, a fine fillet knife, even cleavers and butcher knives. This section also contains a variety of seafood knives including oyster knives, clam knives. All the professional chef knives in this section are designed to fulfill a particular role in the kitchen.
When the time comes to serve a roast or other choice cut of meat, don't be without the proper tools. Browse our selection of carving knives for the best professional knife for the job. This section also contains cheese knives, bread knives and steak knives for your guests to utilize during their meal.
A professional chef knife set is an absolute essential for any commercial restaurant kitchen. We carry a variety of carving and paring knife sets as well as solutions for storage and transportation of your entire professional cutlery collection.
When it comes to the care and upkeep of your chef knives, look no further than our extensive collection of knife sharpeners. Choose from sharpening stones, electric sharpeners and sharpening steels, these tools will increase the lifespan of your kitchen knives.
The Chinese cutlery in this section includes a variety of different chef knives, perfect for preparing ingredients in a traditional way. Use the Japanese kitchen knives in this section to prepare sushi and sashimi.
How to Use a Sharpening Stone
Eventually, a knife blade will become folded over and require reshaping with a sharpening stone. Learn the proper steps and technique for reshaping your cutlery with a sharpening stone.
Cutting Board Care
Knowing how to care for your plastic or wood cutting board, or when to replace them, will keep your kitchen slicing, dicing and chopping safe and efficiently.
Caring for Cutlery
Learn how to keep your knives in tip-top condition for optimal everyday use.
Cutting Boards and Safety
Learn how to choose between wood and plastic cutting boards, as well as how to handle them, when to replace them, and how to use them as safely as possible.
Knife Safety in the Commercial Kitchen
Commercial cutlery, though essential in the kitchen, may pose an increased threat of injury to employees who have not been properly trained. Knowledge of how to correctly handle kitchen cutlery creates a safer and more efficient kitchen environment.
Cut Hazards in the Commercial Kitchen
An employee cutting their hand is a danger to everybody in the restaurant. Learn how employees can protect themselves from cuts and what OSHA requires employers to do to minimize the risks.
Cutlery is one of the broadest, most important kitchen tool categories. With all of the available choices, making a purchasing decision can be a daunting task. Before selecting a set of commercial cutlery, take a moment to learn some of the basics.