Our Story

Professional kitchens are hidden spaces filled with passion, rage, pain, euphoria, and innovation that few people ever see. There’s a fire that burns within chefs, pitmasters, and line cooks as they try to keep pace with relentless demand, always pushing themselves and each other for greatness. No part of the team can lag or falter. Each plate has to be better than the last one. Nothing less than the best is acceptable.

The Beginning

Inspiration and Quality

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Our Belief

Meet the Team

That same energy that ignited our company — scrappy, unrelenting, hungry, laser-focused — is still what fuels us today. What started as a one-person show funding our first knife orders on credit card debt has now grown to a fierce global team, relentlessly driven to make a mark in the culinary world. People who believe in their ability to shape and change the world around them through our products, our creativity, and our community.  It’s never being satisfied or content with what we’ve done. We don’t pat ourselves on the back. We don’t rest. We’re never done learning, growing, optimizing, pushing the boundaries on design and functionality. We’re always planning our next move.

Irene, Director of Human Resources

Favorite Quote: "Life is too short. Buy the shoes."
Favorite Food: Raviolo al' Uovo and Opera cake.
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Crusader Series 8" Chef Knife

Mike, Product Success Manager

Favorite Quote: "Work hard, but also enjoy life."
Favorite Food: Sushi (and hamburgers)
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Quantum 1 Series Santoku

Kris, E-Commerce & Content Manager

Favorite Quote: "Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere"
Favorite Food: My mother's spaghetti bolognese recipe
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: The Shadow Black Series 8'' Chef Knife

Gizem, CFO/COO

Favorite Quote: "The stronger the wind, the stronger the tree."
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Shogun 8 inch Chef Knife

Dave, CEO

Favorite Quote: "The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."
Favorite Food: Impossible to choose!
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: The Next One We Are Releasing!

Jessica, Director of Listings and Merchandising

Favorite Quote: "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
Favorite Food: Greek!
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: My trusty Shogun Series X 6" Chef Knife

Ben, Senior PPC Manager

Favorite Quote: "If it doesn't feel right, go left."
Favorite Food: Asian cuisine
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Shogun Chef Knife

Tracy, Director Purchase & Supply Chain

Favorite Quote: "I think therefore I am."
Favorite Food: Cooked Fresh Fish
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Next One

James, FP&A Manager

Favorite Quote: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Favorite Food: A fine steak on the grill!
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Shadow Black Pitmaster

Abby, Senior Brand Manager

Favorite Quote: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
Favorite Food: Deep-fried anything
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Gladiator 6" Produce Knife

Jim, Strategic Marketing Director

Favorite Quote: "I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”
Favorite Food: Homemade pasta and tomato sauce
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Shadow Black Series 9" Bread Knife - Love bread

Nancy, Director of Customer Service

Favorite Quote: "Faith itself is invisible, but saving faith is always accompanied by corresponding actions which can be seen.”
Favorite Food: Turkey dinner with all the trimmings!
Favorite Dalstrong Knife: Omega 8.5 Kiritsuke Chef Knife