Also called the Master knife. The Chef knife is the most common knife used in any kitchen. It is extremely versatile, making it a fantastic all-rounder used for a range of kitchen purposes.
The curve on the blade itself allows it to move back and forth in a rocking motion on the chopping board. This makes it perfect for chopping and dicing a range of vegetables all at once. It also has a broad heel area that allows it to remain sturdy from pressure during heavy-duty chopping. This particularly is why the chef knife is useful for cutting larger vegetables such as potatoes, onions and parsnips.
The practical design of the chef knife is also perfect for cutting meat, including dicing and mincing tasks which are common within the everyday kitchen.