Your establishment requires the right kind of kitchen cutlery to quickly and easily service your high-volume business. This includes general-purpose knives such as chef’s knives, cleavers, and Asian-style knives. If you regularly deal with specialty foods or prepare your own meats, you may need tools such as butcher knives, boning, and filet knives, clam and oyster knives, and slicing and carving knives. For fruit and cheeses, you’ll need paring and cheese knives, respectively. If you run a steakhouse or serve steaks, having a regular supply of steak knives is a must. For bakeries and delis that deal with large volumes of bread, bread/sandwich knives are an absolute essential. Dealing with produce is made easy with produce knives and kitchen shears are an all-around lifesaver that can be used for almost anything that requires precision cutting. If you’d just like to have one of everything, investing in a knife set would be a good idea. But keeping everything in order is not easy - knives and shears can get blunt with regular usage, so it would be a good idea to invest in knife sharpeners, as opposed to soapstones and blade stones. Your staff is more likely to get cut with a dull tool than a sharp one. With the right tools for the job, it would be much easier for your chef to perform their duties. The kitchen is where the business of your establishment starts, and your chef requires the right implements to start their cooking process right.