cozziniCozzini Bros. is the largest commercial knife rental and sharpening service in the U.S. We have maintained the heritage, values and customer focus of a family business. But encouraged by our customers, we have invested in our business to meet customer needs for nationwide service, customized sharpening programs for equipment other than knives and sophisticated invoicing capabilities.

Cozzini has been in operation for over 100 years. Cozzini continues to grow while maintaining the heritage, values and personal touch of a family business. We value each and every customer relationship the same way Giuseppe Cozzini did. We strive for strong and trusting relationships with each and every customer. We’re all about service.

As our customers grew their businesses, we were increasingly asked why we couldn’t grow with them to meet their needs in other markets. We listened. Today we are the only knife rental and sharpening business capable of providing nationwide service. Our 30,000+ customers include some of the largest and most recognizable restaurant and grocery chains in the United States.

Our customers love receiving sharp knives on schedule and never having to worry about buying knives or sharpening them. They asked us what we could do for their other equipment. We listened and delivered. Cozzini is the only company in our industry that will provide a regularly scheduled sharpening/exchange program for customer equipment including slicer blades, food processing blades and can openers.

Our customers count on us. Cozzini takes great pride in providing consistent, reliable and high-quality service to every customer. Cozzini assigns each location a dedicated set of cutlery, a specific delivery day and a regular frequency of service. As a large company, we have the backup resources to deal with the inevitable challenges of route delivery businesses. Our team members arrive at our customer locations in a clean vehicle and wearing a uniform.

Our customers told us they were tired of receiving one-off invoices (often handwritten) in their restaurants. They told us our invoices often got lost on the way to the office. They told us they were spending way too much time in the office entering all of our small dollar value invoices into their payments systems. We listened. We invested in state of the art technology whereby we can capture an electronic proof of delivery signature for every delivery. Some have asked us to provide them with one consolidated invoice with all the necessary details on a monthly basis. No problem. And some have even told us they want electronic data interchange (EDI) so our computer talks to their computer. Again…no problem.

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Can Openers

There’s much more to a can opener than just a sharp blade! Ever notice that even the cleanest kitchens have one thing that may not look so great?  Of course, that would be the can opener! Can openers just seem to attract rust and grime.  Health inspectors love to pick on them.  In addition to looking less than desirable, have you ever experienced the frustration of using a faulty can opener?  Not to mention the safety risk of metal shavings and hazardous can edges. Cozzini has a solution to the can opener dilemma.  The Cozzini Can Opener Exchange Program eliminates the need to ever purchase or replace a can opener again! A dirty and difficult can opener will be the issue of the past. The Cozzini Can Opener Program provides a fully reconditioned can opener replaced on a predetermined frequency. Your reconditioned can opener has all new internal parts:  the blade, spring, gear, and pins. A sharp blade is meaningless if the gears are stripped or the spring is damaged! Next we sandblast the entire can opener and provide a like new finish You have a completely reconditioned can opener that looks and functions like new.   One less thing for you to worry about by removing the guess work.  One more way Cozzini makes your life easier!... read more

Should A Slicer Blade Be Sharpened?

Are you throwing money away using a dull slicer blade? That very well could be the case. A dull blade causes chafing and tailing, so more of your product ends up in the garbage. Product appearance suffers. You need the Cozzini Bros. Slicer Blade Exchange Program! Our service technician will replace your blade on a pre-determined schedule. You can rely on our over 100 years of experience to professionally bevel, taper, and sharpen your blade. You will get better product appearance and significantly reduced waste! Go ahead and slice that prosciutto paper thin! It will look great and you’ll have significantly reduced waste with your razor sharp Cozzini slicer blade. A better question for an operator would be “Can you afford not to maintain a sharp slicer blade?” The program practically pays for itself. You’ll never have to buy another blade. You’ll have less food waste, with the added benefit of improved product appearance.  Spend less time maintaining the slicer blade, because our blade will stay sharper longer.  A sharp blade is a safe blade. One less thing for you to worry about by removing the guess work.  One more way Cozzini makes your life... read more

Sharpening your own Knives vs. Professional Knife Sharpening Service

At Cozzini, we understand the importance of making a budget and doing everything possible to stay within that budget. All good businesses must work within a budget, Cozzini Bros. included. Challenging economic times call for challenging decisions to be made. It comes as no surprise to Cozzini when we hear our customers express their need to cut expenses. However, we are surprised on occasion when one of our customers cancels our service.  “Your service was great”, they tell us. “But we’re buying our own knives and sharpening them ourselves to save a little money”. We also understand how busy you are. From the moment you walk through the door, you’re inundated with demands for your time. Phone calls, emails, people that need to see you, inventory, ordering, problem solving and you haven’t even begun preparing your kitchen for another busy day. The last thing you want to do is add another chore to your plate. So if you’re thinking about cancelling our knife service to save some money, here are some things to consider first: How much will you really save? Let’s consider some of the expenses: Cost of: Knife sharpening equipment & maintenance New knife inventory- on-going due to damaged, lost & worn knives Paying an employee to sharpen the knives – daily or weekly Additional safety risk Employee’s time that removes them from their function. Now consider that for one low price, Cozzini: Provides your kitchen with a custom knife program Delivers knives  sharpened by a skilled professional using state of the art equipment Proactive replacement of worn knives Replacement of broken & lost knives Sharpening your... read more