The Professional chef knife has become exceedingly popular over the last few years. Having viewed hundreds of websites has substantiated the growing popularity and demand for these knives. The handling and care of chef knives is very different than the handling and care of other products. It has become obvious, that the knife industry sells these tools without any real instruction. These knives do not come with a “How to Manual”. There’s nothing telling you how to grip a knife nor is there anyone on the sidelines telling you which one to use. Basically, you are on your own. Pocket Knife
Benefits of Using a Professional Chef Knife Properly
Using a Professional chef knife, properly, is something that not all of us know how to do. It is important to learn to master the use of your Professional chef knife for several reasons:
• It will reduce prep time in the kitchen
• Will help maximize the use of your knives
• It will promote knife safety
• Basic knife skills will provide you with confidence, making any kitchen task much more pleasurable
The skills needed to, properly, use a Professional chef knife comes with education. A good source would be articles or going online to forums regarding this topic.
eGullet Culinary Institute posted an article, along with photos, on using chef knives safely, construction of a knife, gripping a knife, cutting/dicing. It even went as far as telling you which knife to use for a particular job.
This article, titled: Basic Knife Skills, can be found by going to their website
This article will definitely be beneficial, especially, if you’re not an avid cook.