You're a chef...

This is TruChef. Your personal Sous-Chef. A self-sharpening knife storage and workflow solution. Designed and developed by chefs, for chefs.

You work hard...

After exploring a number of pain-points in a chef's daily work routine, it was decided that the one area that would yield the largest improvement to the way a chef does their job would lay in the way they use their knives. This is the starting point from which TruChef was conceived.

You work smart...

TruChef's unique shape helps improve your workflow and sharpens your knives exactly as much as you use them. Just wrap in a moist dish cloth to wipe your knives and keep the block secure during use.  The blade is sharpened with the motion of pulling the knife from the block before use, and pushing it back in again after cutting.

You cook clean...

TruChef is designed for use in professional kitchens. This requires an approach that guarantees the  highest degree of hygiene with every wash after service. It does not feature unaccessible grooves or undercut and all parts can be completely separated. The design is built from just four components: a cast or extruded triangular frame, wooden  housing inside the frame, and a frame material-corresponding insert, which is home to a set of replaceable whetstones.

You're one of

a kind...

To help individual members of a kitchen brigade easily identify their TruChef, a range of food and cooking themed  CMF options is available.

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New York City

Mark Randall Hedinger
Industrial Designer