The Great Hall
Henckels vs. Wusthof The Great Hall: Henckels vs. Wusthof
By Chris ci on Wednesday, August 04, 1999 - 11:39 am: Edit

Two years ago my 6 inch henckle slicing knife "mysteriously" broke. I tried in vain to get it replaced but henckle inc said thy wouldn't do anything about it. What we are talking about here is Henckle replacing what would have cost them $10. Boy did they screw up! I was so pissed that I sold my entire Henckel knife set and bought Wustof. Since that incident I have been promoted to executive chef. Whenever someone asks my about knives I swear by wustof and as a matter of fact I do not even allow Henckels in my kitchen. I must have already sold 10 people on buying wustofs instead of Henckels. So I figure those cheap bastards in the warranty dept at JA Henckle cost themselves alot more than the 10 bucks it would have cost them to replace my knife two years ago. Lastly, I'm glad they didn't because now I am using a much better product, Wustof..

By Garry Wall (Grwall) on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 - 04:41 pm: Edit

you don't allow your staff to use their own knives if they happen to own Henkles? Talk about arbitrary!

When you spoke proudly of throwing a hot pan at a cook, I questioned your professionalism. Now there is little doubt. A bit of maturity seems to be called for!

By Rodriego on Thursday, August 12, 1999 - 01:25 am: Edit

What do you think would happen if you broke one of your Wustofs and you tried to get it replaced. Probably the same dam thing.
If you had the opportunity to hire an excellent cook who happened to own a set of Henckles, would you force him to go buy a whole new set or just not hire the person to prove your stupid point.

By chris ci on Friday, August 13, 1999 - 11:42 am: Edit


By Chris Ci on Friday, August 13, 1999 - 11:55 am: Edit

when I originally posted this message it was meant as a joke. I would never prohibit someone from using the tools of their choice. We are an anal bunch as it is and I wouldn't try to bring tension into my kithchen over something so trivial. As for the gentleman who questioned my maturity for throwing a hot pan at a cook I have this to say: I would NEVER throw anything at a cook, except maybe a bonus. The person I threw a hot pan at was a stinkin lazy waitor and there IS a huge difference!!

By charles on Sunday, August 15, 1999 - 09:01 pm: Edit

No,There is not a difference.

If any employee is not performing to set
standards their are courses of action to
remedy the situation.

If I were the owner or the GM and knew that you were that physical you would find yourself cooking on a sheet of thin ice.


Charles Rivers

By Casual Cook on Sunday, August 15, 1999 - 11:32 pm: Edit

Chris Ci said "...The person I threw
a hot pan at was a stinkin lazy waitor..."

Goodness! Isn't throwing a hot pan at anyone attempted assault? I was once a waitress, and would have reported you to the police for such behavior.

Just because cooks or [name your un/favorite profession] are temperamental does not give them (or anyone) the right to violence as excusable behavior in response to your short fuse. If you are that volatile, then you need anger management classes or professional help.

If I EVER heard of a cook/chef/whatever behaving so deplorably, I would go out of my way to spread the word, and you would be out of business, if not in jail, and, preferably, both.

Isn't food supposed to be about nourishment, enjoyment, and replenishment?

By George (Admin) on Thursday, August 19, 1999 - 05:23 pm: Edit

Thread closed, 3 off topic messages deleted, because of looming Flame war.