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acidreyne Mar 16, 2008 06:25 AM

Hi I am a culinary student from Singapore and I will be visiting Chicago for the first time this April. Does anyone have recommendations for kitchen supply stores where I can get Chef jackets and pants and knife bags? Preferably not too far from the Hyde Park area? thanks in advance!

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    acidreyne Mar 18, 2008 05:17 AM

    Thank you everyone for ur reponses and suggestions...so far Northwestern Cutlery seems to suit my needs the best and I absolutely cannot wait to get there! I'll no doubt my dragging my very bored girlfriend along for many fun filled hours (fun for me not for her..shes just there to make sure I don't end up selling a kidney to pay for a full set of MAC knives)

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    1. re: acidreyne
      msazadi Mar 18, 2008 03:53 PM

      Here's a current web address

      Northwestern Cutlery Supply
      810 W Lake St, Chicago, IL

      1. re: acidreyne
        dinein Apr 1, 2008 02:33 AM

        MAC Knives?

        Toguri J Mercantile Co
        Neighborhood: Lakeview
        851 W Belmont Ave
        (between Clark St & Dayton St)
        Chicago, IL 60657
        (773) 929-3500

        This place carries them as well. May want to call both NW and Toguri and see about pricing and stocking the items. As for uniforms, you should check out Chef'wear:
        3111 N Knox Ave
        Chicago, IL 60641
        Get Directions
        (773) 427-6700

        A Cook's Guide To Chicago may be a very good book for you to get as well.

        1. re: dinein
          acidreyne Apr 12, 2008 10:19 AM

          Called Toguri to ask for a quote and they are more expensive than NW cutlery..I went down to NW cutlery yesterday and it was like entering heaven...i swear i could almost hear angels singing. I would have spent a great deal longer there if the gf wasnt nagging me to hurry up. Ended up buying 3 MAC knives. People who are interested in these knives better get them quick cos the website says the prices are increasing this month.

          Also got a copy of A Cooks Guide To Chicago and its going to prove to be an invaluable buy during my month long stay here.

          Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!

      2. nsxtasy Mar 17, 2008 05:10 PM

        You'll find more recommendations at:

        1. mai_world Mar 17, 2008 12:15 PM


          Krasny & Company
          2829 N. Clybourn Avenue
          Chicago, IL 60618
          773-477-5504 Fax: 773-477-5512

          Edward Don Outlet Store
          2525 N Elston Ave
          Chicago IL

          The NW Cutlery Review


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          1. re: mai_world
            LabRat Mar 17, 2008 12:41 PM

            The Edward Don Outlet is gone. I would suggest taking a look at the restaurant supply stores on W. Madison such as Gold Brothers at 1140 W. Madison.

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            chucktowneater Mar 16, 2008 08:50 AM

            I get my knives sharpened at the Northwestern Cutlery Supply Company www.nwcutlery.com. It's in the river west area, not near Hyde Park, but they definitely have what you're looking for.

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