Damasteel Chef Invitational 2020 Chicago

Damasteel® Chef Invitational 2020 - Exclusive Chef Knife Show  

Have the opportunity to meet international knifemakers, knife collectors,

and people from the restaurant industry.

With the progression of COVID-19, DCI Chicago may be moving to DCI Online. More details coming soon! 

The 2019 DCI was a great success and we are looking forward to another round in 2020! New for this year are shows in two cities – Chicago (May 18th) and San Francisco (August 29th). Tickets for the Chicago show are available now. Tickets for San Francisco will be released in the spring.

Damasteel® Chef Invitational is the first Chef knife focused gathering arranged to connect world class craftsmen to the chefs and collectors that use these beautiful tools. Custom made culinary knives of stainless Damascus patterned steel is made by some of the most talented craftsmen from around the world. The show attracts knife collectors and knife makers as well as people from the restaurant industry. Meet the master craftsmen, buy limited edition Damasteel® culinary knives and have the chance to win a knife!

Seven Competition Categories

The knifemakers will compete for the best contribution in seven different categories. The Best in Show competition is voted on by the attendees and everyone who votes will have a chance to win their own Damasteel® Chef knife. The competition categories are:

Best Chef knife
Best Cleaver
Best Paring knife
Best Integral knife
Best Bread knife
Best Japanese Chef knife
Best in Show

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Damasteel® Chef Invitational Chicago – May 18th, 2020

Damasteel® will return to Town Cutler Chicago in May for another exciting DCI. This is a knife show unlike any other, with an intimate atmosphere where you can connect with world class knifemakers and other chef knife enthusiasts. 


May 18th, 2020

12pm to 6pm

VIP hours: 10am to 12pm


Town Cutler Chicago, 1116 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL



DCI Chicago Tickets


DCI 2020 Chicago Knifemakers

Tony LaSeur – LaSeur Knives
Rick Petko – RPD&Co
Nick Watson – Monolith knives
Zack Worrell – Monolith knives
Stephen Pustilnik – Houston Edge Works
Quintin Middleton – Middleton Made Knives
Kevin Cross – Kevin Cross Knives
Isaiah Schroeder – Schroeder knifeworks
Marc Weinstock – Prick Blades
Mert Tansu – Mert Tansu Knives
Galen Garretson – Town Cutler
Max Albert – Majime Knives
Niko Nicolaides – Nicolaides Knives
John Phillips – Phillips Forged
Duncan Stephenson – Horn & Heel
Aidan Mackinnon – Cut Throat Knives
Matthew Parkinson – Dragon’s Breath Forge

When you visit the show you will also meet: Chef Kolter Livengood, Damasteel® Brand ambassador and Abe Shaw from Eatingtools and Living steel

Damasteel® Chef Invitational San Francisco – August 29th, 2020

San Francisco Cooking School

Damasteel® Chef Invitational heads to the inspiring San Francisco Cooking School in August. 

Date and time:
August 29th, 2020
12pm to 6pm
VIP hours: 10am to 12pm

San Francisco Cooking School, 690 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102


Knifemakers for the San Francisco show will be presented shortly.

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