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Chris Hastings - Culinary Collaborator

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"The hope of two craftsmen coming together is that they can just talk and then give each other space to go. I love that process more than anything." - Chef Chris Hastings

Chris Hastings

Tom Beckbe's foray into the culinary world began after a December quail hunt in Bibb County, Alabama. Chris Hastings, the James Beard Award winning chef and co-owner of Birmingham's Hot & Hot Fish Club, prepared lunch for his fellow weary sportsmen. Chris lamented the impracticality of his current knife roll, and Tom Beckbe founder Radcliff Menge offered to help create a better one. The result is an essential tool for anyone serious about cooking: the Chef's Knife Roll.