An essential piece of kit for any aspiring or professional chef, the knife set is something that needs a lot of thought when purchasing. There’s a few essential knives you’ll certainly have an everyday use for: a cook or chefs knife being the first. This is an all purpose knife, for chopping and slicing & all manner of kitchen tasks. The size you need is a personal choice – it should feel right weight-wise and be well balanced. Next, the paring knife. More delicate and intricate tasks can be done using this knife – peeling, trimming & carving for example. Then you should make sure you have a serrated vegetable or tomato knife in your set, invaluable for slicing soft fruit cleanly. The names of the next few knives you’ll want to include speak for themselves, a bread knife, boning knife & filleting knife.