Hestan and Cangshan Cutlery Presidents Talk Success Part 3 "Shaking Up An Industry"
Breaking through an industry to emerge as a premium, leading brand is no easy task. But Hestan and Cangshan Cutlery have been able to do just that. At the core of each brand’s success is a passion for innovation and quality products. “I like to challenge myself and my team. The knife industry has been kind of boring for many years. I’m excited every day to make something new.”– Henry Liu, President of Cangshan Cutlery. “I have never been comfortable with following the status quo or simply aiming for just above average, so the expectations I have for my team...
Hestan and Cangshan Cutlery Presidents Talk Success Part 2 "Community Ties"
The Hestan and Cangshan Cutlery brands were both built upon thoughtful innovation and close collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs. We stand alongside our friends and partners in the restaurant industry. “We want our commercial chefs to feel that Hestan products are an asset to their kitchen. And we will continue to do all we can to support them until the restaurant industry is back on its feet.”– Eric Deng, President of Hestan. Hestan and Cangshan have both enjoyed longstanding relationships with Chef Thomas Keller. His pursuit of meaningful improvement has helped drive both product lines, while the esprit...
Hestan and Cangshan Cutlery Presidents Talk Success Part 1 "Entrepreneurial Spirit"
1. What’s your advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? HENRY LIU: Choose your team carefully, and be good to your team. Without a good team, you cannot build a successful business and cannot transform yourself from a good soldier to a captain with a wide, far-reaching vision. ERIC DENG: Find what you love and do it. Surround yourself with good, smart and hard-working people. I think that building a good team is the most important part of my job. It’s not just their skill set, but also their work ethic, their passion and how well we mesh together. 2. What’s the best...