They’re setting off to the exciting and challenging world of culinary arts! Wish them good luck with something they’d need and love. Here are 7 perfect gift ideas for cooking school freshmen.
7 Gifts Culinary Students Will Love
1. Chef’s Knife
Cooks and chefs spend many hours with their beloved knives. It’s not surprising at all that many culinarians form attachments to their most-used blades. Knives become extensions of their hands, a symbol of all the hard work they’ve put in in the kitchen.
You can splurge and get the best steel and brand in the market if you want to, but cheaper alternatives also work great. But as a general guide:
An 8” to 10” chef’s knife is a great starting point for freshmen.
Choose an attractive knife. It has to make an impression, aesthetically.
Go with stainless steel. They’re low maintenance.
If you’re superstitious, skip ahead to the next gift ideas. Gifting knives according to superstition “may sever” the relationship between the receiver and the giver. If you’re skeptical of such notions and thinks that they’re amazing gifts for beginners chefs, check out these recommendations:
7. Chef Knife Backpack Set with Roll Bag by Chef Sac
This Chef Sac® set is designed for students and professionals with impressive sense of taste and style! Made to hold as many as 30 kitchen tools, gone will be the days of having to juggle which tools they can bring to school. Stylish, durable, and comfortable, this bag is designed by chefs for chefs. Check out what people are saying about our product here.