Mother's Day Gift Guide: Knives and Knife Rolls | CookingDistrict.com

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Knives and Knife Rolls

A great knife is a key part of great cooking. The knives and knife bags & rolls that we sell in the Cooking District shop are a great gift for Mom.
Mercer Culinary —a company name highly regarded in the culinary trade—is synonymous with quality, professional cutlery. A leader in the commercial market for more than 30 years, and the predominant supplier to more than 90% of culinary academies in North America, Mercer brings you the finest tools used by the industry.

World renowned commercially, Mercer historically supplied culinary education and professional chefs who have come to rely on the company for its distinct product offerings. Working closely with chef educators, chefs, and the leaders in this industry, Mercer constantly develops and expands its product lines to fulfill their needs. As the trend in the culinary arts continues to gain popularity, Mercer's new product offerings have allowed the company to expand its brand from the broadening professional base and to crossover into the consumer market. The ever-more-sophisticated home consumers are seeking those products used by the professionals. With a growing business in retail cutlery through gourmet, specialty, and department stores, Mercer's products are squarely positioned as high quality professional grade, but with a distinct value advantage.

The hallmark of Mercer's cutlery: exceptional quality in materials, unique design, and dedicated craftsmanship, honed to the exacting performance needs of the discriminating chef makes our products the undeniable choice for the professional and the enthusiast. Mercer is committed to delivering products and services that you can build on and grow with.
In 2010 chef Ali Loukzada was visiting Mumbai, India and stopped by the leather store to get a belt made which he had purchased at the very same place in 1999 when he first came to the USA.
As he was going through the leather for his new belt, he had an idea of something that he had never thought of or seen before- so he took a piece of paper and started sketching his first knife bag the 17 pocket full leather knife bag.

At the time Ali was a sous chef at Buddakan in N.Y.C and returned to work with a leather knife bag and although the first bag had a few flaws, it seemed to work well and other chefs started showing their interest. He created a few more bags with minor adjustments and that's where Ali knew he was on to something and the company was born!
Finn Utility is famed for their amazing fly fishing products, including one of the best knife rolls we've come across. The built-to-last, hand-crafted roll was designed to chef specs and is nearly exactly equal parts utilitarian and cool looking. And it will only look better as it ages.

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