Once you find the right chef bag to transport your tools from one kitchen to another the next step is figuring out what you should pack in your bag. The essentials for wherever your culinary...
With the holidays right around the corner, finding the perfect gift for a chef can be stressful. From the top of the line bags to kitchen tools they may not think they need, to fun gadgets that will get a laugh. There are just so many gifts available. So, to make this shopping season less stressful, we have compiled a list of the fifteen most unique gifts for chefs.
1. An Upgraded Chef Knife Bag
Owning a knife bag is an essential part of being a chef, but sometimes an upgrade is needed. If the chef in your life is looking to upgrade their knife bag then you should definitely consider the Chef Sac Chef Knife Backpack with Roll Bag.
Not only will this gift be a hit because of the added space a knife backpack can give, but if they are more fond of having a knife roll one is included as an added bonus. If you are looking for an extravagant gift that won’t break the bank, then this is the one.
2. A Personalized Cutting Board
Many chefs love preparing food in style, so why not give them something they can show off in the kitchen?
A cutting board, though practical, can be a fantastic gift just by adding some personalized flare. Adding a personal design to either a wood or tempered glass cutting board is a perfect unique gift that you can be sure they will be proud to showcase in their kitchen.
3. Amazing Stainless Steel Soap
Stainless steel soap is the kind of unique gift that one doesn’t often think about, but can be a surprise hit with a chef. Soap in the kitchen is necessary for cleanliness, but with stainless steel soap you can give the chef the gift of also removing those food odors that love to linger.
Stainless steel can magically remove the odor of garlic, onions, or even fish ensuring that when the chef leaves the kitchen behind to relax, he or she leaves it all behind.
4. A Handy Chef’s Mitt
A chef’s mitt may not seem like the most original gift but it is probably the most versatile option. From a professional extra-long silicone non-slip chef’s mitt to a more humorous design for their personal home kitchen. There are many ideas to choose from depending on the chef’s personality.
If you happen to be stuck on what to give, then this is a great option. The good news is either style you choose it will protect the chef from heat, cold, and slippage in their kitchen.
5. A Pair of Tear Free Onion Glasses
When a chef is working in the kitchen, then more often than not they are preparing foods that might have a strong presence, such as onions. A unique gift that they probably haven’t thought of is a nice pair of tear-free onion glasses.
This gift will allow them to fight off those pesky tears with ease and who says they have to stop there? These glasses will give added eye protection when preparing any food in the kitchen.
6. A Gourmet Finishing Salt Sampler
A Gourmet Finishing Salt sampler set is a great gift for the chef who is looking to try some new flavors in their kitchen. You can find samplers in different variations based on location and spice level.
If a chef is looking to be more adventurous but can’t seem to figure out how, this gift will be the perfect addition to their spice rack.
7. A Beautiful Indoor Herb Garden
Having the freshest ingredients within hands reach makes for a super convenient kitchen set up. This is why getting a chef their own indoor herb growing kit is a great unique gift. Long after it is given it will still provide them with fresh ingredients for their meals.
8. A Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
A trusty thermometer is another tool that is good for any chef to have and a top of the line high-tech one can make an already thoughtful gift, great. A Bluetooth meat thermometer can track the correct temperature of food through an app on the chef’s phone.
This unique gift makes the temperature taking process almost completely hands-free, leaving the chef to work more effectively in the kitchen.
9. An Impressive Culinary Torch
If you’re looking to give a kitchen gadget as a gift, but want to add a bit of pizzazz to it a nice culinary torch is a solid unique gift. A chef may not have a cooking torch amongst their tools, so it will bring something new to their kitchen.
In addition to searing meat or making the perfect flambé, it can also be used to light a fire for the BBQ or camping.
10. An Air Fryer
Air fryers have ridden a wave of popularity recently, but that doesn’t mean that every chef has one. If you know someone who would love to try their hands at cooking with a new air fryer then there really is nothing stopping you. Even getting a smaller counter version will be enough to give them a new and fun cooking experience.
11. A Cast Iron Cleaner
The beauty of a cast-iron skillet is its ability to hold in the flavor long after the cooking is done. That is why a chef who loves their cast iron skillet will need a good cast iron cleaner, one that won’t strip away the accumulated flavor.
The best cast iron cleaners are stainless steel as they are lightweight, rust-proof, and won’t scrap the chef’s beloved skillet.
12. Enrollment in Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass
This unique gift is more for the junior or beginner chef in your life. Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass goes over the basics of cooking like a professional chef across 20 different lessons. A truly unique way to give the gift of learning from a Master Chef himself.
13. A Pair of Slip Resistant Kitchen Shoes
While there are a lot of practical gifts on this list, none is probably more looked over than a good pair of slip-resistant kitchen shoes. A nice pair of comfortable shoes can easily make or break someone’s kitchen experience.
When buying the perfect shoes for a chef be sure to look for ones that are slip-resistant, shock-absorbing, and water-resistant.
14. A Bottle of High-quality Cooking Wine
Adding a great tasting cooking wine to a meal can make anyone’s taste buds sing. Wine adds complexities that water or broth simply can’t. This is a great gift if you are stuck on what to give, especially if you are looking for a gift that’s a little fancier.
You can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of cooking wine. The easiest go-to’s are Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or unoaked Chardonnay.
15. A Weekend at Julia Child’s Provence Cottage
If you know someone who was inspired to start their cooking journey because of the one and only Julia Child, then this gift will send them through the roof. Located in Provence, France is the summer home of Julia and Paul Child. They lived there for three decades and now it is open to the public.
You can visit by either reserving it as a vacation rental or enrolling in the Courageous Cooking School and retreat. The truly unique gift of a truly unique experience.
No matter what gift you end up getting for the chef in your life you can be sure if it is one of these it will be a hit.