ROSEMONT, Ill., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Cutlery® brand today announced its inaugural farmers' market tour, designed to make meal prep easier and less time-consuming by educating the 95 percent* of Americans who answer proper knife use and handling questions incorrectly.
To give Americans the skills they need to slice and dice correctly, Chef Heather Terhune, best known for her competitive spirit on Top Chef Texas, will visit farmers' markets coast-to-coast showcasing proper knife skills with fresh ingredients and Chicago Cutlery® ProHoldTM knives.
"Knives are the one tool every chef cannot live without – in restaurants and at home. I use Chicago Cutlery® ProHoldTM knives because the innovative grip enhances my kitchen technique with nearly effortless, precise cuts, plus they look great with professional stainless steel blades."
To educate on cutting "chops," the Chicago Cutlery® brand and Chef Terhune will visit farmers' markets in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to offer tips, tricks, product and more. In Chicago and Washington, D.C., Heather will slice and dice customers' purchases in addition to sharing best summer recipes, answering questions and leaving summer home chefs with the knowledge they need to cut correctly and safely at home.
Test your skills and enter for a chance to win a new Chicago Cutlery® ProHold™ block set this summer:
- Chicago's Green City Market: June 22, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- San Francisco's Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market: June 29, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle Farmers' Market: July 14, 2013: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
With recipes in hand, Chef Terhune will give summer home chefs the confidence and technique secrets for serving the best summer meals. Some of her cutting tips include:
- The most important thing to consider when buying a knife is how it feels in your hand
- Always use a cutting board: plastic for meat and fish, wood for everything else
- Do not hold food while you cut it: Always use a cutting board and keep your fingers firmly in place on the grip of the handle
- Knives can rust if left in water
- Avoid the dishwasher
- Heather's go-to knives: 8-inch chef's knife, 3-inch paring knife and serrated bread knife
To learn more about the Chicago Cutlery® Brand Farmers' Market Tour and get summer recipe ideas from Chef Heather Terhune, visit: https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoCutlery
About World Kitchen, LLC
Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, World Kitchen and its affiliates manufacture and market metal cookware, glass, ceramic and metal bakeware, tabletop products, cutlery and kitchen tools sold under well-known brand names, including Baker's Secret®, Chicago Cutlery®, Corelle®, CorningWare®, EKCO®, Magnalite®, OLFA®, OLO®, Pyrex®, Revere®, Snapware® and Visions®. The company and its affiliates employ approximately 3,222 people, and have major manufacturing and distribution operations in North America and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.worldkitchen.com. Chicago Cutlery is a registered trademark of World Kitchen (GHC), LLC used with permission by World Kitchen, LLC. Corningware and Pyrex are registered trademarks of Corning Incorporated, used under license by World Kitchen, LLC.
About Heather Terhune
Executive Chef at Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago, Terhune began honing her craft as a professional chef in The Willard Room at Washington, D.C.'s venerable Willard Hotel, often described as the "crown jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue." Other posts in D.C. included The Watergate Hotel's famed Jean Louis restaurant, where she worked under Michelin three-star recipient Jean Louis Palladin until his retirement. Terhune then moved to Durham, North Carolina, to work at Pops Trattoria as Executive Sous Chef and Pastry Chef. She later helped open Mossant Bistro (now South Water Kitchen), and, at age 28, was promoted to Executive Chef at Atwood Cafe. A recent contestant on Bravo's Top Chef Texas, Terhune made it to the top ten in the competition. Catapulted to the national stage, Terhune's talent, passion and determination shone through week after week.
*The Chicago Cutlery Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults, ages 18+, between June 3rd and June 11th, 2013, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18+.
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