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  • Hospitality Workwear for Students

    Hospitality Workwear for Students

    21 August 2018

    Here at Russums, we’re very proud of the fact that we have been supplying high quality, value for money hospitality workwear to students and professional chefs alike for over fifty years. During the last half century, we have also taken great delight in supporting competitions that ......Read More

  • Rental vs Purchase Comparison

    Rental vs Purchase Comparison

    9 August 2018

    Did you know? Following on from our last blog post about making a great impression, did you know that for the equivalent cost of renting your hospitality workwear* for a year, you could BUY the following from Russums; 23 pairs of workwear chinos or jeans or 27 ......Read More

  • First Impressions Count

    First Impressions Count

    2 August 2018

    First impressions count - making a difference with workwear that gets noticed When you consider that your front of house team may be the first personal (as opposed to digital) experience that a prospective diner may have with your restaurant, making sure that they look the ......Read More

  • Partnership with Samuel Staniforth Ltd

    Partnership with Samuel Staniforth Ltd

    20 July 2018

    Half century partnership keeps our family firms looking sharp A partnership between us and another family-owned business has reached a significant milestone as we celebrate 50 years of doing business together. Our association with Sheffield knifemaker Samuel Staniforth Ltd stretches back to 1968 when we first asked ......Read More

  • Shaws Fish and Chips of Dodworth

    Shaws Fish and Chips of Dodworth

    3 July 2018

    Yorkshire family businesses work together on smart new look for staff As a sixth generation family business, we love it when we’re approached by fellow family businesses for professional workwear for their teams. We were recently approached by Mike Shaw from Shaws Fish and Chips of Dodworth ......Read More

  • Health and Social Care

    Health and Social Care

    26 June 2018

    We have launched a new range of clothing for the Health and Social Care students We’re delighted to announce that we have expanded our range of professional workwear with a bespoke range for Health and Social Care students. The range of specialist clothing includes aprons, tunics and ......Read More

  • 30 Years of Supplying York College

    30 Years of Supplying York College

    13 June 2018

    We’re celebrating thirty years of supply to York College We’re very proud to share that we have been supplying catering and hospitality students and tutors at York College with uniform, equipment, knives and cookery books for over 30 years! Of the association, Russums’ Education Sales ......Read More

  • Passion to Inspire

    Passion to Inspire

    6 June 2018

    We’re proud to support the Passion to Inspire competition for the ninth time Although we have been supplying clothing and equipment to the hospitality and catering industry for over 50 years, we never cease to be amazed by the passion with which the next generation of ......Read More

  • Russums Win the Gilbert Lefevre Cup

    Russums Win the Gilbert Lefevre Cup

    6 June 2018

    We’re delighted to have been awarded the Gilbert Lefèvre Cup Here at Russums, we are celebrating after being awarded the Gilbert Lefèvre Cup at a gourmet dinner hosted by the Association Culinaire Française North West (ACF NW) recently. Our delighted Director Sally Russum attended the six course ......Read More

  • Hand made in Yorkshire

    Hand made in Yorkshire

    8 May 2018

    We’re flying the flag for Yorkshire with our new Handmade in Yorkshire range We’re thrilled to announce that we have launched a ‘Handmade in Yorkshire’ brand to highlight workwear that is produced in our specialist sewing rooms at our Rotherham base. The special ‘Handmade in Yorkshire’ tags ......Read More

  • 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

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