Alright so I have a bunch of questions for y'all! It's been a while since posted, but I've been learning. Anyway! I just started at as saute at the best fine dining restaurant in my town and the other day while I was doing my prep for service that night the chef asks me if I have a tourne knife. I say no and then he asks if I could tourne. I said no but I could pretty quick if he needed to. He said don't bother because he didn't want to loose to much product. Anyway he said it was a technique that could that would set me apart and that I should learn it. He also said it would be good to invest in a good Tourne knife.
1. So here one of my questions:
what brands carry the best tourne knives I found one a wusthof classic ikon 2 3/4 in birds peak pairing knife that I like for$59.95 but I want yalls opinion. Which brand has the best tourne knifes
2. Something similar happened when my chef asked me to butterfly a couple cases of chicken breast for him. I started because I thought it was just like butterflying a steak but my chef graciously corrected me and taught me the correct way. He told me my filet knife was alright and that it was a good knife but it would be better for me to invest in a better filet knife in the long run. I liked a 7 inch wusthof ikon filet knife for $149.95. I know wusthof is a good brand so that why I was looking at them. What is y'all opinion and are their any other maybe better ones that are maybe cheaper. Price isn't really any issue but I just want to get the most bang for my buck . I would like to I know all I can before I purchase a new knife.
3. Lastly I need a new paring knife. I have a cutco pairing knife but I dropped it and the tip broke off. I know I can send it in to get it repaired but I just don't like it in general and I saw the garde manger with a cool looking one this morning. Anyway I found a brand called dalstrong. The knife looks really cool. I just don't know much about the brand. The knife is a 3.75 inch paring knife with a vg10 core. It's only 49.66 but I've just never heard of the brand and would like yalls opinion.