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For the person with discerning taste but may run short of time during weekdays, these gifts are made for them. They make tasks easy, or allow for a great weekend of food prep for gourmet meals all week (or season) long.



High quality knives like Wusthof are an excellent gift for a busy person

KNIFE BLOCK SET

Nothing will save your loved one more time in the kitchen than having high quality knives meant for the task at hand. A knife collection is one that should last a lifetime. We love Wüsthof knives for their great craftsmanship and sturdiness.


Measuring spoons will last for life, these copper versions you'll want forever, too

LATTICE PIE CRUST CUTTER

Sometimes you just don't have time to make the pie as pretty as you'd like. This lattice pie crust cutter helps your loved one save some time. With this handy gadget, pies will look pretty in half the time.

Well made mixing bowls will make your beginner chef's life easy

THAI CURRY PASTE MAKING CLASS

Meal prep made easy! In this Thai Curry Making class your loved one will make curry paste from scratch with a chef video calling live from Thailand. With lots of curry paste made in the class, it lasts for nearly ever in the freezer. Fast weeknight Thai food will be a breeze, no takeout required.

Find it on The Chef & The Dish

A Vitamix blender is great for a cook who has no time

HIGH POWERED BLENDER

The Vitamix blender is great for a cook with little time. It allows you to makes soups, sorbets, sauces and more, quick and easy. Just put in your ingredients and let the blender do its work.


CABBAGE ROLL MAKING CLASS

Anyone who loves to cook will enjoy the opportunity to meal prep Cabbage Rolls! Virtually call in your chef from Hungary and make authentic cabbage rolls together. After your private 1:1 experience, simply freeze leftovers then store them individually wrapped for fast homemade meals for months.

Find it on The Chef & The Dish

An instant pot makes for a great gift for a busy parent

THE INSTANT POT

This hyped pot may not be the rage that it was a few years ago, but it's still a fabulous gadget for a busy person who loves to cook. Part crockpot, part pressure cooker, part rice cooker, part yogurt maker - the Instant Pot seems to be able to do it all. Anyone who loves to cook but is short on time will find this a handy tool in the kitchen.


MANDOLINE SLICER

Truthfully most gadgets meant to save time tend to simply add time to dishwashing, but a mandoline will help you slice or julienne vegetables evenly and quickly. This is a great time saving gift for the busy cook in your life.

A mini food prep will make tasks easier

PASTA MAKING CLASS

Fill your loved ones freezer with homemade pasta. This Ravioli cooking class is perfect for the person who loves to cook, but is short on time. In this virtual cooking class, a chef video calling live from Italy, will cook alongside your loved one. During their private 1:1 class, your loved one will have sheets upon sheets of homemade ravioli for dinner and plenty to freeze for a quick homemade weeknight meal.

Find it on The Chef & The Dish


Stackable Rubbermaid Containers are a great gift for busy parents or people short on time

STORAGE CONTAINERS

It may not seem like a super gift, but for anyone who loves to cook and meal preps to save time, grown up storage containers are the hot gift of the season. Storage containers make for easy weeknight planning and freezing.

Charcuterie boards are handing for busy people who need fast meals

CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Anyone who loves food but runs short on time needs an elegant charcuterie board. When you're running short on time, not much can beat a spread with meats, cheese, olives and some nuts. Ditch the paper plate and treat yourself by dining off a wooden board while you fold the laundry.


Emapanda cooking class is a great gift for busy parents

EMPANADA MAKING CLASS

With empanadas in the freezer - lunch, dinner, breakfast and even entertaining last minute guests has never been easier! In this cooking class you'll learn how to make Empanadas three ways. With lots of homemade dough and knowing the proper technique, you can spend the day filling the freezer with these homemade treats perfect for anytime of the day.

Find it on The Chef & The Dish


YETI COFFEE MUG

Make mornings a breeze with a high quality Yeti travel mug. Skip the long lines and save yourself some money by making coffee at home and carrying it with you. Best yet, these high quality mugs are leakproof, which means you'll have a great start to the day.



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Best Gifts for The Cook with No Time

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

For the person with discerning taste but may run short of time during weekdays, these gifts are made for them. They make tasks easy, or allow for a great weekend of food prep for gourmet meals all week (or season) long.



High quality knives like Wusthof are an excellent gift for a busy person

KNIFE BLOCK SET

Nothing will save your loved one more time in the kitchen than having high quality knives meant for the task at hand. A knife collection is one that should last a lifetime. We love Wüsthof knives for their great craftsmanship and sturdiness.


Measuring spoons will last for life, these copper versions you'll want forever, too

LATTICE PIE CRUST CUTTER

Sometimes you just don't have time to make the pie as pretty as you'd like. This lattice pie crust cutter helps your loved one save some time. With this handy gadget, pies will look pretty in half the time.

Well made mixing bowls will make your beginner chef's life easy

THAI CURRY PASTE MAKING CLASS

Meal prep made easy! In this Thai Curry Making class your loved one will make curry paste from scratch with a chef video calling live from Thailand. With lots of curry paste made in the class, it lasts for nearly ever in the freezer. Fast weeknight Thai food will be a breeze, no takeout required.

A Vitamix blender is great for a cook who has no time

HIGH POWERED BLENDER

The Vitamix blender is great for a cook with little time. It allows you to makes soups, sorbets, sauces and more, quick and easy. Just put in your ingredients and let the blender do its work.


CABBAGE ROLL MAKING CLASS

Anyone who loves to cook will enjoy the opportunity to meal prep Cabbage Rolls! Virtually call in your chef from Hungary and make authentic cabbage rolls together. After your private 1:1 experience, simply freeze leftovers then store them individually wrapped for fast homemade meals for months.

An instant pot makes for a great gift for a busy parent

THE INSTANT POT

This hyped pot may not be the rage that it was a few years ago, but it's still a fabulous gadget for a busy person who loves to cook. Part crockpot, part pressure cooker, part rice cooker, part yogurt maker - the Instant Pot seems to be able to do it all. Anyone who loves to cook but is short on time will find this a handy tool in the kitchen.


MANDOLINE SLICER

Truthfully most gadgets meant to save time tend to simply add time to dishwashing, but a mandoline will help you slice or julienne vegetables evenly and quickly. This is a great time saving gift for the busy cook in your life.

A mini food prep will make tasks easier

PASTA MAKING CLASS

Fill your loved ones freezer with homemade pasta. This Ravioli cooking class is perfect for the person who loves to cook, but is short on time. In this virtual cooking class, a chef video calling live from Italy, will cook alongside your loved one. During their private 1:1 class, your loved one will have sheets upon sheets of homemade ravioli for dinner and plenty to freeze for a quick homemade weeknight meal.


Stackable Rubbermaid Containers are a great gift for busy parents or people short on time

STORAGE CONTAINERS

It may not seem like a super gift, but for anyone who loves to cook and meal preps to save time, grown up storage containers are the hot gift of the season. Storage containers make for easy weeknight planning and freezing.

Charcuterie boards are handing for busy people who need fast meals

CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Anyone who loves food but runs short on time needs an elegant charcuterie board. When you're running short on time, not much can beat a spread with meats, cheese, olives and some nuts. Ditch the paper plate and treat yourself by dining off a wooden board while you fold the laundry.


Emapanda cooking class is a great gift for busy parents

EMPANADA MAKING CLASS

With empanadas in the freezer - lunch, dinner, breakfast and even entertaining last minute guests has never been easier! In this cooking class you'll learn how to make Empanadas three ways. With lots of homemade dough and knowing the proper technique, you can spend the day filling the freezer with these homemade treats perfect for anytime of the day.


YETI COFFEE MUG

Make mornings a breeze with a high quality Yeti travel mug. Skip the long lines and save yourself some money by making coffee at home and carrying it with you. Best yet, these high quality mugs are leakproof, which means you'll have a great start to the day.



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