Importance of quality cutlery
To save money, but cutlery is not an area where you should go on the cheap. Your chefs use knives many times a day, and cutlery like this are the tools of their trade. The quality of the cutlery used will have an effect on the food you serve, and will also affect the quality of the work the chef does. Even a great chef cannot overcome bad equipment, and even an average chef can look better with the best tools.
It may not be necessary to buy the most expensive knife you can find, but most chefs agree that a high quality knife is essential to quality cooking. A high quality knife will hold its edge much longer than cheaper types, and will be more efficient throughout the day. The higher quality knife will also last much longer than something inexpensive, and in the long run could end up saving you money over one you have to replace every so often.
Professional eateries use knives a lot more than they would be used in the home, so quality becomes even more important when you need your tools to work their best in what would be considered a harsh environment.
Also when cooking for the public, you want customers to be happy. Part of that is the appearance of the food once it is served. A high quality knife, for example, will give you clean cuts for vegetables, pieces of meat and other items. A cheaper knife could result in sloppy cutting, which gives the dish a sloppy apperance, and that will affect your reputation among customers.
Whether it is the chef’s knife, a paring knife or a boning knife, having high quality tools will make your food better, which will please both your chef and your customers.