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Pro Chef Kitchen Supply open in Uptown Charlotte

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hazardnc May 14, 2012 09:31 AM

Just dropped off my knives so they can be sharpened at Pro Chef Kitchen Supply. They are located in the old building across from Press on Trade St between Poplar and Mint. They guy owns the mobile sharpening business that serves the restaurant industry. In addition to knife sharpening, they have a good selection of kitchen ware.

Charge is $6 a knife - will report back on the quality, but he did seem to know what he was talking about. He explained that Sur le Table has been grinding our blades - not sharpening, and that has messes up the balance, but he can fix it.

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  1. lynnlato RE: hazardnc May 15, 2012 05:39 AM

    hazardnc, I've used this guy who has a mobile sharpening van. He comes right to your home and only charges $4/knife. http://www.afineredge.com/

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    1. re: lynnlato
      GodfatherofLunch RE: lynnlato May 15, 2012 12:04 PM

      Sounds like the extra $2 is to pay his new rent for the storefront.
      Even with the high cost of gas, brick and mortar has much higher overhead than a mobile business.

      1. re: GodfatherofLunch
        carolinadawg RE: GodfatherofLunch May 15, 2012 01:08 PM

        Sounds like with the name Pro Chef Kitchen "Supply" the company is selling more than knife sharpening, so the brick and mortar overhead should be spread out over a lot of sales; not to mention that hazardnc referenced the company's "mobile sharpening service".

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          hazardnc RE: carolinadawg May 16, 2012 07:51 AM

          Exactly - and since the store is across from my building, I can pop in at lunch. He did a great job on the knives, btw.

          I remember when a Finer Edge was at the Atherton Market -

        2. re: GodfatherofLunch
          lynnlato RE: GodfatherofLunch May 15, 2012 06:18 PM

          Yea, it's not the same guy that owns A Finer Edge. The dude from Pro Chef also had a mobile sharpening business and then opened the downtown store. Here's a link: http://www.prochefusa.net/

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