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  • Springboard’s Future Chef 2018

    Springboard’s Future Chef 2018

    19 April 2018

    We’re really proud of all of the relationships that we have built up with our customers, but perhaps the most memorable group of people are the professional chefs who have been with us for years and have fond memories of buying their first knives from ......Read More

  • We've been awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

    We've been awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

    26 March 2018

    We’ve been awarded the Feefo gold trusted service award for the fourth consecutive year We’re delighted to report that we have won the prestigious Feefo Gold Service award for the fourth consecutive year. Designed to recognise and reward businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, the Feefo Gold Service ......Read More

  • Kai Wasabi Black Knives

    Kai Wasabi Black Knives

    21 February 2018

    We’ve increased our range of performance chefs’ knives with the launch of the Kai Wasabi Black series We’re pleased to report that we have consolidated our position as a key supplier of specialist chefs’ knives with the launch of the Kai Wasabi Black range. Made in Japan ......Read More

  • Hotelympia product launch!

    Hotelympia product launch!

    6 February 2018

    We lead the way with extensive new range of hospitality wear for 2018 We’re looking forward to showcasing our extensive new range of hospitality wear when we head to London for the Foodservice Show at Hotelympia on 5th March. In response to feedback from customers following ......Read More

  • Victorinox kitchen knives FAQs

    Victorinox kitchen knives FAQs

    25 January 2018

    Victorinox is a Swiss knife maker famed for creating and producing the original multi-purpose Swiss Army knife. The company also produces a wide range of kitchen knives and equipment. The following page will answer some of the most frequently asked questions around Victorinox kitchen knives. Click on ......Read More

  • Preventing knife damage – 23 expert tips

    Preventing knife damage – 23 expert tips

    18 January 2018

    A good knife can be a chef’s best friend; however, a blunt, poorly maintained knife can very quickly turn a pleasurable job into a chore. No matter how expensive or well-recommended a knife may be, unless it is cared for properly it is unlikely to ......Read More

  • Russums recent recruits

    Russums recent recruits

    19 December 2017

    We’re delighted to welcome Lewis and Beth to our team   We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed two graduates to our growing team.   Former seasonal Lewis Russell and Beth Glenn have been appointed to the new positions of Commercial Development Co-ordinators with separate specialisms across our ......Read More

  • Japanese vs German knives

    Japanese vs German knives

    14 December 2017

    Japan and Germany are thought of as two of the most important centres of the world’s kitchen knife industry, with Solingen in Germany and Seki in Japan at the heart of knife production in those countries. Both countries produce highly sought-after knives for professional kitchens ......Read More

  • Why do kitchen knives vary in cost?

    Why do kitchen knives vary in cost?

    29 November 2017

    The cost of kitchen knives can vary considerably, ranging from as little as £6 for a basic chef’s knife to over £1,000 for traditional Japanese blades crafted by a master forger. A realistic price range for knives used by the majority of professional chefs is closer ......Read More

  • Our annual bake off raises £260 for Children in Need

    Our annual bake off raises £260 for Children in Need

    21 November 2017

    Our annual bake off raises £260 for Children in Need   Staff from all departments got involved with the annual Russums bake-off by baking, judging or buying the baked goods to raise a total of £260 for the national charity that supports disadvantaged children and young people ......Read More

  • Damascus knife guide

    Damascus knife guide

    3 November 2017

    Modern Damascus steel can be recognised by the beautiful pattern found on the surface of the blade. These sought-after knives also have a reputation for being incredibly strong and sharp. The following page will answer some of the most commonly asked questions around Damascus steel kitchen ......Read More

  • Afternoon tea in the morning

    Afternoon tea in the morning

    25 October 2017

    Thanks, David Wardle for an afternoon tea to remember The team at Russums were treated to a special afternoon tea prepared by Doncaster-born event catering specialist and freelance chef, David Wardle as a thank you for our hard work over the busy summer period. Summer is an ......Read More

  • Best kitchen knives

    Best kitchen knives

    19 October 2017

    The following guide highlights some of the best knives currently on the market. On this page, we look at why the chosen knives perform well and what makes them so popular among professional chefs. Wusthof Classic Cook’s Knife 16cm Shun Classic Scalloped Santoku Knife 18cm Henckels Professional S ......Read More

  • Tunic Launch

    Tunic Launch

    12 September 2017

    We’ve increased our range of stylish workwear with the launch of a hybrid tunic tabard We have launched a range of stylish new tabards. Designed specifically for catering and hospitality workers, the new polyester cotton hybrid wrap tunic tabards feature a centre pocket and are available in ......Read More

  • Top Chefs Share Their Best Knife Tips

    Top Chefs Share Their Best Knife Tips

    8 September 2017

    Take five top chefs, a pot of Michelin stars and the freshest, finest produce from across the globe. In other words, the perfect ingredients for a truly mind blowing culinary masterpiece. Well, almost. Because when it comes to bringing that all important ‘je ne sais ......Read More

  • Wusthof knives FAQs

    Wusthof knives FAQs

    5 September 2017

    Click on the links below to jump to the relevant questions: Are Wusthof knives good? How do you sharpen Wusthof classic knives? Which Wusthof knives are the best? How much is a set of Wusthof knives? Are Wusthof knives good? Wusthof knives are one well known for their high quality and ......Read More

  • Shun knives FAQs

    Shun knives FAQs

    5 September 2017

    How do you sharpen Shun knives? The manufacturer of the Shun knife range — Kai — suggests sharpening Shun knives in one of three ways: Using a whet stone With a table top sharpener that accommodates the 16% bevel found on most Shun blades Sending the knife away to ......Read More

  • Hide and Hoof restaurant

    Hide and Hoof restaurant

    16 August 2017

    Case Study – working with a fellow family business on a smart new look for staff When third generation farming business Yummy Yorkshire wanted professional workwear for staff at its new Hide & Hoof restaurant, we were delighted when they turned to us for help. We were ......Read More

  • What makes a Russums Apron Superior?

    What makes a Russums Apron Superior?

    14 August 2017

    As a business undergraduate at on a work placement at Russums, I wanted to find out what makes certain products successful. Price? Quality? Value for money? Probably a mixture of all of the above. I noticed that the wide range of aprons available sold excellently. I ......Read More

  • Global knives

    Global knives

    9 August 2017

    Click on the following links to jump to the relevant questions: Are Global knives dishwasher safe? How much are Global knives? How do you clean Global knives? How do you sharpen Global knives? How do you sharpen Global knives? Where to get Global knives sharpened? Where are Global knives made? Are Global knives ......Read More

  • Kasumi HM Hammered Series

    Kasumi HM Hammered Series

    25 July 2017

    We’ve increased our range of performance knives with the launch of the Kasumi HM Hammered series We have consolidated our position as a key supplier of specialist chefs’ knives with the launch of the Kasumi HM Hammered range. Suitable for both right and left handed users, the ......Read More

  • Pastry knives

    Pastry knives

    24 July 2017

    Click the following links to jump to the relevant sections: What makes a pastry knife distinct Similar knives and their differences Pastry knife brands Pastry knives in sets Best pastry knives This highly versatile knife is very popular among chefs. In fact, the pastry knife is cited by many chefs as ......Read More

  • Starting a new restaurant: chefs’ tips on essential kitchen equipment

    Starting a new restaurant: chefs’ tips on essential kitchen equipment

    7 June 2017

    Setting up a new restaurant business is both an exciting and daunting experience for anyone, whether you’re an experienced chef director with venues under your belt or a fledgling restauranteur eager to see your ideas crystalize into reality. One of the first things any chef building ......Read More

  • Jöro: Experimental Nordic cuisine makes a splash in Sheffield

    Jöro: Experimental Nordic cuisine makes a splash in Sheffield

    10 March 2017

    With Sheffield’s abundance of green spaces and its proximity to the peaks, you may wonder why a restaurant hasn’t opened up sooner that prides itself on foraging from around the city, despite the area’s grimy industrial heritage. Well now one has. Jöro is a partnership between Luke ......Read More

  • 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

  • Guide to Sushi and Sashimi Knives

    Guide to Sushi and Sashimi Knives

    23 September 2016

    Japanese sushi and sashimi knives are designed to be incredibly sharp, making them the perfect knife for producing thin, delicate slices through fish, or clean deliberate cuts through sushi roll. Key differences between sushi and sashimi: Sushi – sushi knives are sharp enough to glide through soft ......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

    Click on the following links to jump to the relevant sections: Using steel, ceramic or stone chopping boards Using the wrong knife for the wrong task Soaking the knife in the sink or washing it with other utensils Using the dishwasher Storing them in a drawer Not honing regularly enough Over sharpening Leaving ......Read More

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Granton Edge Blades

    Frequently Asked Questions About Granton Edge Blades

    27 June 2016

    Scalloped edges (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. We answer some frequently asked questions about this unique blade below. Click on a link ......Read More

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