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  • How to sharpen your kitchen knife

    How to sharpen your kitchen knife

    1 February 2017

    There are 3 main tools that chefs can use to sharpen their non-serrated kitchen knives. Click on the links below to find instructions on how to use them: Steel Whetstone Tabletop sharpener Steel   Product Price Individual Henckels Sharpening Steel 23cm £13.31 *   Henckels Sharpening Steel 26cm £18.64     Wusthof Sharpening Steel 26cm £24.96   Wusthof Sharpening Steel 32cm £30.08   Global ......Read More

  • Running restaurants in the North — Advice from those who do it well

    Running restaurants in the North — Advice from those who do it well

    13 January 2017

    The north of England has long been home to some of the country’s top eating establishments. Two of the UK’s two-Michelin starred restaurants can currently be found in the northern counties, as well as Sat Bains’s eponymously titled venue just down the road in nearby Nottinghamshire. But ......Read More

  • Guide to Sushi and Sashimi Knives

    Guide to Sushi and Sashimi Knives

    23 September 2016

    Japanese sushi and sashimi knives are steeped in centuries of tradition surrounding how they are made and the purpose to which they are put. There is a wide variety of knives out there, each designed for a specific job. Many of the knife styles are ......Read More

  • Know Your Carving Knife History

    Know Your Carving Knife History

    23 September 2016

    Steel, Swordplay and Status: How Knives Came from the Battlefield to Our Kitchens Over the course of their working lives, professional chefs become intimately familiar with the knives in their kitchen, developing an understanding of their individual weight, balance, flexibility and effectiveness. However, many will not be ......Read More

  • Book Competition

    Book Competition

    8 August 2016

    Be in with a chance of winning everything you need to complete your chalk designs with professional chalks and an inspiring book!the brilliant 'Complete Book of Chalk Lettering' by Valerie McKeehan will enable you to learn how to become an expert in creating and developing ......Read More

  • 10 Most Common Chef Knife Care Mistakes and How to Stop Making Them

    10 Most Common Chef Knife Care Mistakes and How to Stop Making Them

    29 June 2016

    Dull knives can be dangerous, time consuming and frustrating to use, forcing you to squash and tear the food and risking the blade flying off and severing your fingers. A sharp, well-honed knife, will glide through food, cleanly separating each slice and making any job ......Read More

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Granton Edge Blades

    Frequently Asked Questions About Granton Edge Blades

    27 June 2016

    Scalloped (also known as fluted or hollow) edges are a common feature on many kitchen knife blades, however, true Granton Edge knives are only manufactured by Granton Knifemakers in Sheffield, the Steel City. We answer some frequently asked questions about this unique blade below. What is ......Read More

  • Guide to Carving and Slicing Knives

    Guide to Carving and Slicing Knives

    17 June 2016

    Carving and slicing knives may look similar but they do have different purposes when it comes to cutting meat. Choosing the right blade is vital when cutting meat as blades which are too flexible will not be tough enough to cut comfortably through the meat ......Read More

  • Santoku Knives vs Chefs Knives

    Santoku Knives vs Chefs Knives

    17 June 2016

    Which is the best choice for your food prep? Santoku knives and chef’s knives are the ‘go-to’ knives for many professional chefs as they are versatile enough to perform a range of tasks in the kitchen. Technically Santoku knives are a type of chef’s knife but ......Read More

  • Filleting Knife Guide

    Filleting Knife Guide

    15 June 2016

    A filleting knife is needed to perform three tasks with fish: Filleting Skinning De-boning The blade needs to be thin and flexible enough to easily separate meat from the bone without wastage, but strong enough to cut through small bones. Filleting a fish results in a lot of mess and ......Read More

  • Paring Knife Guide

    Paring Knife Guide

    15 June 2016

    Paring knives get a lot of use in the kitchen and are many chefs ‘go to’ choice for precision tasks as varied as coring fruit to skinning mushrooms. Quality blades can also be used for filleting fish and trimming fat off meat, making this versatile ......Read More

  • Boning Knife Guide

    Boning Knife Guide

    9 June 2016

    Three of the best boning knives for your kitchen How to choose a boning knife Stiff V Flexible blades Can you use a boning knife for filleting? How to clean a boning knife Boning knife price guides Sets including boning knives Top Tips for Nose-to-Tail Cooking Boning knives have long, thin, flexible blades ......Read More

  • Top Tips and Advice from 3 Of Britain's Best Chefs

    Top Tips and Advice from 3 Of Britain's Best Chefs

    20 May 2016

    Life as a chef can be difficult, and the best way to progress is to take the advice from those who have been there before. So who better to provide that advice than three of the best chefs in Britain, each giving you great advice ......Read More

  • FutureChef 2015

    FutureChef 2015

    22 September 2014

    FutureChefWhat is Springboard's FutureChef? Springboard’s FutureChef is an exciting interactive programme of resources matched directly to the food-related curriculum in the UK. FutureChef provides pupils aged 12-16 years with access to, and direct support from, chefs & other hospitality professionals, bringing the industry alive in the ......Read More

  • Skills for Chefs 2014 - A Passion to Inspire

    Skills for Chefs 2014 - A Passion to Inspire

    20 March 2014

    Attention all Lecturers!!!There is still time to enter The Skills for Chefs Young Restaurant Team of the Year 2014Closing date is the 2nd April 2014 http://skillsforchefs.org.uk/competition/4551599061 - be Inspired !!! ( Please note Travel dates for the main Prize ) ......Read More

  • 2014 Fish and Chip Awards

    2014 Fish and Chip Awards

    10 February 2014

    The 2014 National Fish and Chip Awards were held in The Lancaster Hotel and hosted by Jean-Christophe Novelli on the 22nd Jan. Congratulations to all the winners! See some pics above. Check out all the winners on the website http://www.fishandchipawards.com/   ......Read More

  • Do you work in Education?

    Do you work in Education?

    6 February 2014

    Please see the survey below collecting information for the PACE conference.Please take a few minutes to give your views on such an important topic. We're looking at the nation's health challenges and the role catering education has to play in combating them. We want to ......Read More

  • What Tool Could You Not Go Without In The Kitchen?

    What Tool Could You Not Go Without In The Kitchen?

    12 August 2013

    When it comes to working in a professional kitchen, there is sure to be plenty of equipment and machines dotted around to help with everyday tasks. From the humble wooden spoon to the mighty oven, all kitchen equipment, big or small are essential to helping ......Read More

  • So, You Need New Workwear?

    So, You Need New Workwear?

    12 June 2013

    Your jacket is looking a little old, your shoes aren’t up to scratch and your hat has had its day, you feel it is about time you purchased some new clothing for work. Well for any chef, the uniform is an important part of the ......Read More

  • Catering Clothing  Why Is It Needed?

    Catering Clothing Why Is It Needed?

    12 April 2013

    Cookery and working in a kitchen requires many things. The right skills, appropriate equipment, a good knowledge of food and the correct clothing. Like any other job, working as a chef requires you to wear a uniform, not only for workwear purposes but also safety ......Read More

  • Professional Knives  The Essential Tools for Any Chef

    Professional Knives The Essential Tools for Any Chef

    5 April 2013

    You need Quality Equipment when it comes to food preparation and catering, there are many pieces of equipment that need to be acquired when at work in the kitchen. Like any job, you need to have the right tools to get the job done and ......Read More

  • Comfort and Style with Chefs Whites

    Comfort and Style with Chefs Whites

    19 June 2011

    Working in the kitchen the all day is no easy task. A chef’s jacket and coat should be extremely comfortable and when stylishly designed keeping this aspect in mind, then you have the best combination. Both comfort and style are important when it comes to ......Read More

  • Great Chefs Clothing From Le Chef

    Great Chefs Clothing From Le Chef

    17 June 2011

    We love Le Chef Clothing at Russums and it's a huge hit amongst many chefs as excellent quality material is used to make the clothing. Le Chef uses light weight fabric mainly because the chefs have to be in their work wear throughout the day. ......Read More

  • Chef Equipment Perfect for a Busy Kitchen

    Chef Equipment Perfect for a Busy Kitchen

    14 June 2011

    Every chef needs the basic equipment in their kitchen to keep things running smoothly. Something as simple as a quality knife can also go a long way in making or breaking a dish. Knives are made with specific purposes in mind, for each ingredient you ......Read More

  • Chefs Shoes - Perfect Footwear for the Kitchen

    Chefs Shoes - Perfect Footwear for the Kitchen

    28 April 2011

    As a chef being on your feet is just part of the job, and as you work most of the time in the kitchen you must have shoes that give excellent grip and won’t slip on the floor. Professional Chefs footwear is provided by a ......Read More

  • Chefs Jackets Can Be Stylish Too!

    Chefs Jackets Can Be Stylish Too!

    27 April 2011

    Marie Antoine Careme designed the modern chef jackets in the mid 1800s. He transformed the Chefs Jacket and gave it a new look. Before this Chefs would wear grey-coloured jackets. The new jackets for the chefs had a double breasted design. After that this became ......Read More

  • Professional Chefs Trousers

    Professional Chefs Trousers

    31 March 2011

    One important consideration when buying professional chefs trousers is which type of waistline to go for. Many chefs are now opting for trousers that have an elastic waistline for increased comfort when they are working in a hot kitchen. Chefs take great pride in ensuring ......Read More

  • You Can Leave Your Hat On

    You Can Leave Your Hat On

    21 February 2011

    Make sure you look the part in the kitchen, and keep your appearance tidy, with a chef hat from Russums. We have a collection of chefs’ hats in various sizes and designs, including trilbies, caps and the traditional tall chef hat. So whichever style you ......Read More

  • Supplies You Need To Be Top Chef

    Supplies You Need To Be Top Chef

    4 February 2011

    A chef is as only as good as his instruments. If you want to create and serve the best then you have to be prepared with the best equipment and supplies and let’s face it — who doesn’t want to serve the best food they ......Read More

  • Why Choose Global Knives

    Why Choose Global Knives

    13 January 2011

    A Global knife-set is the key piece of kit for many of the world’s top chefs. Every knife in the Global range — from cleaver to paring knife — has a razor sharp ergonomic design, expertly weight-balanced and of an extremely high technical specification. Made ......Read More

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