Every chef has a trust knife, and the best ones know how to look after it well. Most people working in a professional kitchen will have a regular knife but those who are truly serious will have a collection.
There a many different types of knives for many different types of jobs and the food inforgraphic below, produced by For The Chef, sets out eight different examples.
From the regular chef knife to the cleaver, the utility knife to the boning knife - this simple chart explains the difference between each knife and exactly what they should be used for.
There’s also a nice breakdown on the top of the infographic that explains the different parts of a regular chef knife and what they are called.
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