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Worldchefs Welcomes Victorinox as Global and Official Chefs Knives Partner

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23rd May 2022

Worldchefs Welcomes Victorinox as Global and Official Chefs Knives Partner

  • Victorinox AG, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife and producer of high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances, has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner and The Official Chefs Knives Partner.
  • Victorinox’s multifaceted range of Household and Professional Knives currently comprises 600 different products for virtually any application in private households, professional kitchens and butchers.
  • More than 20 million household and professional knives are produced every year at the company’s headquarters in Ibach, Switzerland. Bearing the famous “Swiss made” label, they are popular export products around the world.
  • Victorinox will be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 event, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June.

Paris, 23 of May 2022 – Victorinox AG, the makers of the “Original Swiss Army Knife” and producer of high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances, has joined Worldchefs as a Global Partner and The Official Chefs Knives Partner. Victorinox is a global family-run company that is now being managed by a member of the family’s fourth generation. The firmly anchored brand values of innovation, quality, iconic design and functionality are always taken into consideration when designing new products.

Victorinox’s know-how in the highly accurate processing of steel is also used in the Household and Professional Knives division. The multifaceted range currently comprises 600 different products for virtually any application in private households, professional kitchens and butchers. Besides the well-established high Victorinox quality, the criteria of ergonomics and manageability are key factors for this product range. The knives also meet the highest design standards.

Showcasing the unique durability of Swiss stainless steel all Victorinox knives will stand up to the most intense workloads in the world’s busiest kitchens. Softer in composition so easy to sharpen, this specialist stainless steel is corrosion resistant. Plus it delivers impressive blade cutting power. Ergonomically advanced, each blade is perfectly balanced to instill absolute confidence when handling every ingredient.

In this regard, the high standards that top chefs place on themselves and their dishes also apply to their equipment. In addition to choice ingredients and extraordinary recipe ideas, the right set of tools are key to good preparation. World-class chefs such as Nenad Mlinarevic, who was named Swiss Chef of the Year 2016 and has 18 Gault Millau points, is a firm believer of working with Victorinox knives. “A Victorinox knife was the first knife I held in my hands when I was 16 years old and starting my training. So I feel a special bond with this brand. These knives have been an authentic part of my journey so far”. Read more about his ambition and passion and get inspired!

Victorinox products are available in the company’s flagship stores and via a comprehensive network of subsidiaries and distributors in more than 120 countries. The stores are situated in attractive locations, such as Zurich, Lucerne, Geneva, Cologne, London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The stores allow visitors to experience the entire range of products in a welcoming environment and experienced sales staff is happy to assist in everything from the newest products and innovations to best sellers.

Victorinox will also be present at the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo, taking place in Abu Dhabi, from 30 May to 2 June 2022. The reunion event for the most influential culinary body worldwide and world leading trade fair is not to be missed. Registration for Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2022 is open now at www.worldchefscongress.org/register.

ABOUT VICTORINOX

Victorinox AG is a worldwide operating family business, which today is run in the fourth generation. The headquarter of the company is located in Ibach, canton Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland. This is where the founder of the company Karl Elsener I set up his cutlery business back in 1884 and, a few years later, designed the legendary «Original Swiss Army Knife». Meanwhile, the company produces not only the world-famous pocket knives, but also high-quality household and professional knives, watches, travel gear and fragrances. In 2005, the company took over Wenger SA in Delémont. The Wenger pocket knives were integrated into the Victorinox range in 2013, so that the Wenger product portfolio today consists of watches and travel gear. Products are available online, in own stores as well as via a widespread network of subsidiaries and distributors in more than 120 countries. In 2021, the company with its more than 2 100 employees generated sales of CHF 408 million.  

Victorinox guarantees all knives and tools to be of first-class stainless steel. Since environmental protection and sustainability are part of the Victorinox DNA, their products are made for life. Each item has a lifetime guarantee against any defects in material and workmanship. Victorinox prides itself on more than 135 years of experience in the manufacturing of high-quality knives in Switzerland.

For more information please visit www.victorinox.com

ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognising on-the-job skills in hospitality. 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo.

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge.

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

For press and media inquiries
communications@worldchefs.org

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