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THE GODPARENTS OF THE PERFORMER SERIES
Four top chefs and two professional bakers perfected our Performer knives

Renato Manzi, Anika Schmidt, Alexander Scharmberg, René Steinbach Johannes Hirth und Jörg Schmid: four experienced chefs and two professional bakers were on board from the onset of the planning stage of the WÜSTHOF Performer knife series. Enthusiastic and successful in their professional kitchens or bakeries, they are goal-oriented performers who pursue exciting hobbies outside their working lives with just as much passion. They were therefore able to contribute their experiences as ‘wild bakers’, chef trainers, show cooks, athletes, music lovers or gardeners.

Our 'godparents' are united by their great love of food, a high demand for quality and the desire to inspire their guests and customers. With their razor-sharp expert knowledge, they worked with our WÜSTHOF designers to develop the dynamic Performer knives.

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Anika Schmidt
Show cook and powerful swimmer
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Alexander Scharmberg
Show cook and music lover
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Renato Manzi
Gourmet chef and unerring striker
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René Steinbach
Creative chef and imaginative gardener
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Wildbakers
Master bakers in the kitchen, turn-carving heroes on the piste
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DISCOVER THE FACES OF WÜSTHOF
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For 200 years WÜSTHOF has created the world’s best knives, the standout tools spotted in the hands of top chefs in the world’s renowned restaurants. Today we want to celebrate the millions of home cooks who also rely on WÜSTHOF. For them, cooking is an act of love, and WÜSTHOF makes their experiments, their discoveries, and their special moments with family and friends possible.

FOOD FANS

BECAUSE EVERY MEAL STARTS WITH A CUT.
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Dallas Green
Freestyling virtuoso
So you kinda learn – let the knife do the work.
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Maureen Tan
Cultural ambassador
Slicing and sharing is a way to connect with my mom.
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Jens Harald Herzberg
Urban artisan
I like to learn new ways to prepare my food.
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Courtney Smith
Artistic hostess
Cooking is my love language.
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Keith Green
Gentleman gardner
My moment is that very first cut.
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