Typically 8 inches in length, a chef's knife is optimal for handling large and medium-sized tasks, and even some smaller prep work. Characterized by an upward curve in blade shape, the blade is meant for rocking cuts, allowing you to dice vegetables or mince garlic and herbs more efficiently.
Whether you’re cutting, slicing, carving, coring, pitting, peeling, dicing, mincing, chopping, or julienning, the chef’s knife is designed to do it all. If you only get one kitchen knife to start with, get a chef’s knife.
Chef’s knives come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Find the right one for you from trusted brands such as Apogee Culinary, Global, Fusion, Kussi, Miyabi, Shun, Victorinox, Wüsthof, and Zwilling J.A. Henckels.