Every chef needs good quality knives. No, I don’t mean that in a morbid way. Not only does a good set of knives make for a more efficient kitchen, but there is just something so great about freshly sharpened knives that only a chef can understand. Since we chefs are so particular with their knives, we tend to have our own sets so others don’t ruin them. It’s also important to have sharp and long lasting knives because you want your presentation to be clean cut, you don’t want it to look messy just because your knives don’t cut well. Your food could be amazing, but if your presentation doesn’t look good, people will be influenced before they even taste your food.
A chef’s knife is the most popular type of knife used in a kitchen. It is the most all purpose knife. If I could only pick one knife to own, I would definitely pick a Chef’s knife because it is the most versatile. Chef’s knives are used to chop/dice/mince/slice a large variety of ingredients. The Genesis Chef Knives from Mercer are great long-lasting knives for a very decent price. These knives also come with a black non-slip handle so you don’t have to worry about sweaty hands (we all know there is a lot of heat and pressure in the kitchen…).