Our Story

Town Cutler is a multifaceted company dedicated to professional cutlery and handmade culinary goods. We are makers, service providers, and a retailer of all things cutlery. Our products are for people with a passion for cooking and an appreciation of enduring handmade goods. We strive to share our experience and knowledge with our customers to build long-term confidence and enjoyment in the kitchen through the use of trusted and reliable cutlery and culinary products.

Founded in San Francisco in 2011, by former chef Galen Garretson, Town Cutler is a destination for high-quality knives and a hub for professionals and home cooks to share in their passion for cutlery and cooking. At our San Francisco and Chicago locations, we offer a curated selection of exceptional cutlery and culinary goods from around the world. We also provide expert knife sharpening, restoration services, and our in-house line of custom-made knives and waxed canvas and leather culinary bags and scabbards. 

Since our founding we have grown in size and scope, expanding to a second retail location in Chicago and a warehouse dedicated manufacturing. At our Oakland warehouse, we produce our proprietary line of knives, tools, and culinary bags. We pride ourselves on being a team of makers producing handmade culinary goods that are of our design and control. Beyond being the heart of our production, the Town Cutler warehouse is a place where we try out new ideas, develop new products, and seek ways to better people's enjoyment in the kitchen.

At Town Cutler, we strive to pair high-quality products, with high-quality service. Drawing inspiration from the professional culinary and restaurant industries, we are a company that emphasizes attention to detail, dedication, service, and hospitality. Whether providing for professionals or home cooks, novices or avid knife enthusiast, our goal at Town Cutler is to bring service to an industry that deserves it.