Andre Eng Receives Spectrum Distinguished Alumni Award

Andre Eng Receives Spectrum Distinguished Alumni Award

Posted by House of Knives on 2017 Oct 24th

House of Knives President Recognised for Professional Accomplishments

2017 Spectrum Alumni Association Honorees

L to R: Bob Downie, Wendy Tilby, Shanice Marcelle, and Andre Eng

Burnaby, BC, Canada, Oct 24th, 2017 – On October 13th, 2017, House of Knives President, Mr. Andre Eng, was honored as one of the very first members of the Spectrum Distinguished Alumni Awards. The event, hosted by the Spectrum Community School Alumni Association, paid tribute to their most professionally accomplished graduates.

“To me, this award belongs just as much to all my great teachers, friends, and family who helped shape me into who I am today,” says Mr. Eng. He was joined by three fellow honorees, including Bob Downie (Saanich Chief of Police), Wendy Tilby (Three-time Academy Award Nominee for Animation), and Shanice Marcelle (Professional Beach Volleyball Player for Team Canada).

As part of his return to Spectrum Community School, Mr. Eng held knife skills workshops, and provided a business lecture for marketing students. “It was so much fun to share and give back to our future youth in such a special place. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the influence of the friends and staff here.”

After graduating with the Class of ‘88, Mr. Eng completed the Chef’s Training Program at Vancouver Island University, formerly known as Malaspina College. Instead of pursuing a career in the culinary arts, he accepted an opportunity to work with brother, Allan Eng, to build House of Knives. This year marks Mr. Eng’s 32nd anniversary with the company.

House of Knives continues to be 100% Canadian, and is still family-owned with Mr. Eng’s wife and Marketing Director, Qua-Fung Eng. The company is now the largest independentlyh owned cutlery retail chain in the world.


House of Knives is a successful privately-owned business that was first established in 1979. Our business model has distinguished us from any competitor by offering a broader selection of top-quality products, a higher level of customer service, and a sharper focus on product knowledge. We currently have 17 stores in BC and Alberta, and are looking forward to expanding across Canada. Our vision is to improve the quality of life of all those we encounter, through education and innovation. Our goal is to connect our customers with high-quality and functional tools, and to educate them on how to use and maintain them.

House of Knives is headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada. For more information, visit: or call 1-(855)-600-3343.

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