Chef Francesco Acquaviva was born in Rome. He started his career early at 14 years old. Chef Francesco travels around Europe every year to acquire new experiences with passion.

His remarkable determination landed him at the tri-starred Roman restaurant La Pergola. There, Chef Francesco showed all his passion for the sweet side of the meal. 

His passion brought him to Dubai for another experience in 2013. Having fallen in love with the city, he stays at one of the most famous restaurants in Dubai, Social by Heinz Beck.

Social by Heinz Beck Restaurant Exterior View
Social by Heinz Beck Restaurant Interior

Social by Heinz Beck - Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Now as the head chef, the culinary genius takes you on a gastronomic journey through the world of Italian cuisine.

Beef tenderloin “a la Rossini”
Chef Francesco Acquaviva
Chef Francesco Acquaviva
Sea bass with winter vegetableThe flower pot.. Spring vegetables with almond biscuits

Chef Francesco is enjoying his Syosaku knives, and here is his honest review about them:

"They are very well done, nice balance, comfort handle, and super sharp."

Chef Francesco Acquaviva, Head Chef, Social by Heinz Beck

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Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm)

$135.99
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Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Shaded Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Black Pakkawood Handle, 5.3-inch (135mm) - Syosaku-Japan

Ideal for everyday chefs handling daily kitchen tasks, whether professional or nonprofessional. Ultra-sharp medium size blade can be used as a smaller chef's knife or a larger paring knife. You can do any cutting tasks with one knife. You can use it as a sushi knife too. It is double-edged, so it doesn't matter if you are right-handed or left-handed. Do not use granite countertops.

Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover

$227.99
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Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Sujihiki Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 16 Layer Mahogany Handle, Slicer 9.5-inch (240mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover - Syosaku-Japan

Must have for your table side while enjoying meals on special occasions. The ultra-sharp edge carves a roast chicken straight from the oven, or filets of fish with the cleanest cut. Not the slightest damage on the food, share unparalleled integrity with your guests and loved ones. It is double-edged, so it doesn't matter if you are right-handed or left-handed. To avoid a chip in a blade, don't chop hard stuff like bones, nutshells, and frozen foods. Do not use on granite countertops.

Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm)

$199.99
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Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan
Syosaku Japanese Petty Knife Hammered Damascus VG-10 46 Layer Octagonal Walnut Handle, 6-inch (150mm) - Syosaku-Japan

Both the VG-10 core and outer Damascus steel are stain & corrosion resistant. The material used for the handle is taken from center core of Walnut tree, which is water-resistant and non-slip. You don't have to worry when it is left wet during use (recommended to wash and dry after use). The ergonomically designed Octagonal handle and perfectly balanced construction make you comfortable even for long-time use.