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Ergo Chef Cutlery

 
The Ergo Chef Story 

Like most unique companies, Ergo Chef was founded serendipitously.

 

Scott Staib wasnt supposed to make knives; he was supposed to be a chef.  After his training at Johnson & Wales
University
, Scott set out to rise through the culinary ranks.  His first stop was an ultra-swanky country club where
he proved his mettle as the sauté and grill chef. Next was his gig as sous chef for Aramark Food Service Corporation.
He was on the fast track in foodservice when he was sidelined by tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndromea result
of the repetitive motion injuries caused by frequent chopping and slicing.  Without a fully-functioning wrist, Staib
could not cook his dinner, let alone advance his career.

 

He was not alone.

 

Scott found that he was not the only chefprofessional or hometo suffer from tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
He enrolled his engineer father, Len, along with his outside the box thinking brother Mike, to help find the solution.
They worked closely with designers at the familys design and machining company in New England to examine how
a conventional knife fits in a chefs hand, the movement of a chefs wrist and hand during chopping and the angle at
which a knife hits the cutting board.  Together, they crafted a knife that was a true extension of a chefs hand. 

 

After just three weeks of using the ergonomically-designed knives, Scotts persistent tendonitis symptoms disappeared.
He created 50+ prototypes of the knives and sent them to professional chefs, student chefs and culinary professors
across the country.  The response was overwhelmingly positive, and Ergo Chef was born.
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