Kitchen store owners from across Canada were delighted on January 27th with a very special opportunity. To kick off our 200th anniversary celebrations, we hosted an exclusive knife signing event at the Toronto Gift Show. Our fantastic retailers had the unique opportunity to meet and chat with Harald Wüsthof and Viola Wüsthof direct from Solingen, Germany while having a complimentary Classic Ikon Cook's knife personally autographed.
The afternoon was full of big smiles and excitement as long time WÜSTHOF fans got to meet the 7th generation of family-ownership behind our brand. To give you a bit of perspective, it was Harald and Viola's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Johann Wilhelm Wusthof who started making knives in 1814.
We're really excited about this monumentous milestone. 200 years of making the finest knives and it's still happening in Solingen. We're very proud.
You can view more photos from the event here.
2014 is going to be a great year. Many special events and promotions have been planned starting with our soon to be released anniversary block set. It's the perfect way to start your WÜSTHOF collection with four of our most popular knife styles as well as kitchen shears. Plus, you'll always stay sharp with a honing steel and knife sharpener. Add on pieces as your culinary skills improve to the seven open slots. It will be the foundation for a great experience in your kitchen, every time.
You'll also want to keep your eyes peeled for a truly unique commemorative anniversary product we'll be launching soon. One hint: it's a "throwback"! (That's all we can say for now.)
On behalf of WÜSTHOF Canada, thank you you to world’s most distinguished chefs and home cooking enthusiasts for your long standing support over the last 200 years. We couldn't have done it without you.