Updated: Nov 20, 2022
Looking for a gift for the chef in your life? This collection of gifts would be a loved gift for any home chef or professional chef on your list. Whether they're looking to get creative or just have a night off, this collection of gifts will make your gift buying easy.
You'd be amazed at how many chefs don't have a great knife at home, making it a great gift. This Classic Ikon from Wüsthof is perfectly balanced to feel like an extension of your hand. It also features a half bolster allowing chefs to sharpen the entire length of the blade. These German knives are forged from a single piece of high carbon steel which resists stains and corrosion.
Any chef will appreciate the prized black winter truffle. This splurge is fantastic grated over simple dishes like pasta or risotto, meaning it's even an easy one for your chef to make effortlessly at home.
OYSTER SHUCKING KIT
Make it easy for the chef in your life to serve oysters at home. Not for the faint of heart, this oyster shucking kit includes everything needed to make this effortless but impressive first course easy in the kitchen (and maybe the guests will chip in to help, too!).
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SALT BAKING CLASS
Salt baking is an ancient tradition any serious home cook or chef should learn. With the proper technique whether you're salt baking fish or chicken, you'll add a new cooking method in your own kitchen. Book a private 1:1 virtual cooking class and lear with a chef who lives where this tradition is alive and well, Turkey.
Make sandwiches and meat boards easy to whip up in no time. A meat slicer makes a difference in a professional (or almost professional) kitchen, so it's a great gift. Just make sure your loved one will put it to good use rather than having it collect dust.
Cook with top chefs in Italy, Thailand, Mexico and more in your own kitchen in a private 1:1 cooking experience. Rated Best of by Forbes and WSJ.
SOUS VIDE MACHINE
Love them or hate them, it's certainly fun to play with them. These simple gadgets make water bathing steak, fish and even vegetables a blast infusing them with flavor and gently cooking to perfection. It's a set-it and forget-it method.
The pineapple is symbolic of hospitality, so why not let your chef welcome people into the kitchen with these cute pineapple coat hooks or other pineapple decor? They're a great way to hang an apron!
MOROCCAN COOKING CLASS
Whether the chef in your life wants to explore more Moroccan food, South African, Thai, Peruvian or other cuisine, a private 1:1 virtual cooking class with The Chef & The Dish allows them to cook with a local top chef to learn authentic and sometimes ancient methods. It's a culinary experience any chef will cherish forever.
PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE
After a long day of cooking the last thing you want to do is clean, and for professional chefs who might make the occasional mess in the kitchen, a professional cleaning service is a great gift to get your kitchen back to new.
AUTHENTIC ITALIAN COOKING CLASS
Learn the real food of Italy with an Italian cooking class virtually teaching your chef traditional and authentic Italian cuisine off the beaten path. This Arista alla reggiana is traditional in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and once you taste it, you'll wonder why it isn't on Italian restaurant menus everywhere. This gift is one that will never be forgotten.
This luxurious gift will be appreciated by your chef's palate. With a variety of caviar to choose from, it's important to be knowledgeable about your purchase. Some of the most revered caviar in the world comes from roe of wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Seas. Be careful when purchasing caviar as many companies aren't equipped to handle the delicate storage and shipping. It must be overnight guaranteed.
Aprons make a stylish and functional gift for the chef in your life. These denim aprons with leather detailing would make for a welcome gift.
If there's one thing professional chefs are good at, it's setting things on fire - in a good way. Make it even easier with a blow torch. Perfect for making a beautiful char or finishing desserts, this fun kitchen gadget will provide a lifetime of creativity.
ABOUT THE CHEF & THE DISH
The Chef & The Dish has chefs around the world that you video conference into your kitchen for a private 1:1 virtual cooking class. Learn how to make pasta with a chef video calling you live from Italy, Pad Thai with a chef virtually in your kitchen live from Thailand. Together you cook, share stories, laugh and make a multi course meal together. Rated 'Best Date Night,' 'Best Gifts,' and "Best Cooking Classes" by WSJ, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Martha Stewart, Rolling Stone and tens more. Transport your kitchen for the day.™