The Journey

In 2002, Gunter Wilhelm® was born with the mission to design, manufacture, and market an outstanding brand of high-quality knives and cookware at an affordable price. After interviewing hundreds of chefs in the New York City metropolitan area about what features they would like to have, the challenge was clear. These chefs wanted a more balanced, heftier knife, with a sharp heel, and smooth corners. They wanted a balance of form and function; a knife to match the artistry of their signature dishes. Thus the journey started.

After an intensive R&D effort, and many prototypes, our Executive Chef Series was created. Our unique, patented triple-tang handle design that features a balanced blade, ergonomic hold, high-quality cutlery collection with high attention to detail, and fine workmanship adds a layer of comfort and efficiency to help your productivity in the kitchen.

Gunter Wilhelm® Was Born

After much research, Gunter Wilhelm® decided to use the reputable X50CrMoV15 High-Carbon Stainless Steel alloy from the largest manufacturer in Germany, Thyssen Krupp. This high-quality virgin X50CrMoV15 steel (known in the USA as 440) together with special heat treatment and ice-hardening process allows our cutlery to have a long-lasting edge, durable construction, stain/rust resistance and ease of care and maintenance.

For the Executive Chef Series manufacturing process, Gunter Wilhelm® selected an optimized multi-step manufacturing process, where the attention to detail and fine workmanship bring out the beauty and comfort that are associated with our fine cutlery. The outcome is nothing less than outstanding and unmatched in both quality and value

Gunter Wilhelm® sales activities started by word of mouth, demonstrations at wine and food festivals, professional restaurant trade shows, and then slowly growing through website sales. Celebrity chefs like David Burke and Ralph Pagano, and Hollywood stars such as Jane Seymour, have all embraced Gunter.

TODAY

Gunter Wilhelm® products collections have exceptional ratings and are used by the iconic White House Chef Tour®, executive, professional and celebrity chefs, top-ranked restaurants and numerous passionate home cooks and chefs all over the world.

Gunter Wilhelm® is proud to be The Official Cutlery and Cookware of The White House Chef Tour™ (2010 to present), the Official Cutlery of the World Food Championships™ (2014 to 2017), the award winner of the New Jersey Restaurant Association Hall of Fame (2015), the Official Cutlery and Cookware of the Great American Cookout (2017), endorsed by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS 2017). Our find products were recommended by FORBES.com, EXAMINER.com, Fox Health News, Bride & Groom, Wedding Guide Chicago, Grillocracy, WholeFoods Magazine, and many other outlets. Lastly, we are humbled and honored to become the first choice of numerous professional chefs and home cooks like YOU.

We thank each one of you! Your support and kind advice pushed us to improve ourselves and products. Each one of our product lines has been designed with you, and your loved ones in mind and offers the ultimately culinary experience. We are proud to offer our products and to serve our customers. We will do our best to support and assist. We welcome you and invite you to join the Gunter Wilhelm family.

The Difference

Gunter Wilhelm® products collections have exceptional ratings and are used by the iconic White House Chef Tour® (White House, Vice President’s residence, Camp David, etc.), executive, professional and celebrity chefs, top-ranked restaurants and numerous passionate home cooks and chefs all over the world

Each of our product lines has been designed with you in mind and offers the ultimately culinary experience. We are here to serve our customers and we will do our best to support, assist and satisfy your needs. We welcome you and invite you to join the Gunter Wilhelm family.