Chefs are like the adventure-seekers you see on wildlife shows. They’re always looking to take on new and exciting challenges in the wilderness that is the kitchen. For those of us that don’t know our way around this wilderness, words like turmeric and marzipan may have us feeling like tourists on a trek in some foreign land. But not chefs. Oh, no, they’re always prepared with their doodads and whatchamacallits. And they can never be too prepared when a dish needs to be revived with some foreign spice. Here’s a list of the best chef gifts…or gifts for anyone else courageous enough to try and tackle something more tricky than a grilled cheese sandwich. Because you don’t want your chef taking on a vicious catfish with a puny fork when they really need a slotted fish spatula, do you? Of course not. That would be silly. Best gift ideas for everyone
Food Saver System
You know what’s the worst? When food spoils. Food that could have been a delicious fiesta of flavor in our mouths. It’s also bad for our chef friends because they lose their hard-earned money every time a perfectly good lamb shank goes bad. All these disasters could have easily been avoided with a Food Saver System. These bad boys keep food fresh for up to 5 times longer than regular storage bags. 5 Times! Just think how many delicious, juicy strawberries could have been enjoyed instead of tossed into the trash. Enough to make a ton of strawberry shortcakes? Enough to end world hunger? Maybe, but I digress. My point is that this thing is great, and your chef friend needs one.
Indoor Culinary Herb Kit
The best thing about a meal from a chef is that you know you’re getting quality ingredients. They love to top off a dish with a bit of fresh herbs–adding an extra boost of flavor and nutrition. Indoor culinary herb kits are an easy and fulfilling way to grow your own tasty meal-enhancers right in your kitchen. Your chef friend will have parsley, thyme, cilantro, basil, dill, oregano, sweet marjoram, chives, savory, garlic chives, mustard, and sage all at their fingertips.
3 Low-Cost Kitchen Necessities
1. Slotted Fish Spatula
oxo good grips fish turner
A proper fish spatula could easily become the most used tool in your kitchen. Not only should it be illegal to try and cook a decent salmon dish without one, but you’ll find it has many other uses as well. This super-tool is delicate enough to make a prize-winning omelet, sturdy enough to handle the beefiest of burgers, and it’s polite enough to keep sauces and other liquids off of you when dealing with messier dishes.
2.“The Gripper” Professional Cutting Board
“The Gripper” Professional Cutting Board
You weren’t letting your friend cut on their counter top were you? Tsk-tsk. No worries, though. You can make it up to them by getting them a professional ,easy to clean, non-slip cutting board. This cutting board is essential for 3 reasons: It prevents your knives from ruining your counter top. It prevents your countertop from dulling your knives. It’s safer. Most cutting boards slide all over the place, but this one has grips to keep it in place.
3. Personalized Apron
personalization mall apron
I’m sure I don’t need to explain the necessity of wearing an apron while cooking, but I will, just in case.
Food on clothes = bad
Food on apron = better
No matter how much your chef friend loves food, I doubt they love it all over them. Personalizing it with their name is a nice added touch.