15 Gifts For The Chef or Foodie In Your Life

What do you get the professional chef in your life who already has everything? Or the exceptional foodie/at-home chef that has it all?! We went straight to the source and spoke to Chefs about gifts they’ll love and actually use!


SMOKING GUN INFUSER
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This smoking gun handheld food smoker infuses foods and drinks with natural smoky flavors as an alternative to traditional smoking methods. Simply fill the Smoking Gun chamber with your choice of combustible, turn it on, and apply cool smoke to almonds, cheeses, sea salt, chicken, mixed drinks, and more. 

Price: $29.99

SOUS VIDE PRECISION COOKER
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Precision Cooking enables you to produce results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. No dry edges and no rare centers. Juices and flavors don’t escape. Food comes out perfectly moist and tender. Continuous temperature control provides reliable and consistent results, every time. Perfect for vegetables, meat, fruit, cheese and much more. The Precision Cooker’s WI-FI connection allows you to control the device from anywhere.

Price: $129.00

FOOD DEHYDRATOR
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A food dehydrator is a gadget your chef may never have thought of, but could be their new favorite kitchen tool. Patented Converga-Flow drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber (not through the trays). The hot air is forced horizontally across each individual tray, converging on the core for fast, even and nutritious drying. No flavor mixing and no need to rotate trays.

Price: $57.65

BAMBOO STEAMER SET
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This 10″ steamer is three-tiered, allowing your chef to steam twice as much in the same amount of time. Plus, the bamboo steamer’s cover will not drop the water, which is condensed from the steam, back to the food being cooked, preserving the food’s texture and flavor.

Price: $19.99

PERSONALIZED WHISKEY BARREL
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What’s almost just as good as aging your own whiskey? Drinking it out of a personalized whiskey barrel. If your chef friend loves to wind down after a long shift in the kitchen with a glass of whiskey, this is the perfect gift for them. Plus, even wine can be aged in this gift. Made with American white oak with a medium  char, each barrel is banded in steel and lacquered to preserve the natural exterior. It also includes a display stand, a cork, a spigot, and handling instructions. 

Price: $44.95

DELONGHI ESPRESSO MAKER
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If you’re ready to splurge on your favorite chef – and if your friend or family member happens to be a coffee addict – than this espresso machine is a perfect gift. Your chef can customize drink strengths, programming favorites, and more. It also includes a 15 bar high pressure pump and Metal conical burr grinder with exclusive automatic grinder setting for only the best coffee.

Price: $166.99

THE  BAR10DER
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If your chef is also a bartender on the side, he or she will love this Bar10der tool by Quench. The tool includes a muddler, reamer, Channel knife, jigger, zester, knife, stirrer, strainer, corkscrew, bottle opener, and a cocktail guide. It’s also available in many colors, including purple, blue, green, and orange. It acts as a great conversation piece, as most people haven’t seen the “swiss-army knife” of the cocktail world. Reviewers say it’s a great value, even for those with only a casual interest in making cocktails.

Price: $29.95

SOMMELIER AERATING WINE GLASS
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These aerating wine glasses could be the perfect gift. Pull the cork on your bottle of choice and pour the wine into the internal vessel of the glass. On the pour, the wine is forced through strategically designed spouts in the base that stream the wine into the main bowl of the glass, creating a shower-head effect that exposes the wine to the most aeration possible on a direct pour.

Price: $59.95

PREMIUM OYSTER KNIFE SET
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Every great chef needs an oyster knife in their arsenal. Using only 420-stainless steel, this artisan made oyster knife features a “full tang” mirror finish blade that is securely held together with 3 strong rivets that have been compression riveted to the pakka wood handle, which offers a skid-free grip allowing you to safely open oysters even when your hands are wet.

Price: $15.95

MARBLE ROLLING PIN
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Every great baker needs a great rolling pin. This marble rolling pin is so beautiful that it could be on display in your kitchen. The weight and hard surface of natural marble make it ideal for a rolling pin, and it is 18 inches long, including the handle.

Price: $23.99

PROFESSIONAL CHEF PLATING KIT
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This precision plating tool set is for small or delicate items too delicate to be touched by hands such as: flowers, herbs, micro-greens, and sauces. Light weight enough to sit inside their chef jacket during the dinner rush and made strong just in case they get dropped in the chaos.

Price: $61.81

INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE GASTRONOMIQUE
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The perfect guide for professional chefs in training and aspiring amateurs, this fully illustrated, comprehensive step-by-step manual covers all aspects of preparing, cooking and serving delicious, high-end food.

This authoritative reference book covers 250 core techniques in extensive, ultra-clear step-by-step photographs. These techniques are then put into practice in 70 classic and contemporary recipes, designed by chefs. With over 1,800 photographs in total, this astonishing reference work is an essential guide for any serious cook, professional or amateur.

Price: $50.99

GARMIN VIVOACTIVE HR GPS SMART WATCH
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Your chef is always on the go, I bet they’d love to keep track of their steps just to be able to prove that they’re non-stop! The Garmin Vivactive HR is waterproof and heat resistant, perfect for working on the line. They can keep track of timing, execution and receive text messages and emails all on their watch.

Price: $129.95

STAINLESS STEEL BALL WHISK
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This french-style whisk is a secret weapon for a lot of chefs. The unusual design actually cuts down on whisking time since it promotes aeration easier than your typical whisk design. You’ll find these in more luxury level restaurants where precision and timing is everything.

Price: $25.00

CULINARY TEA
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People tend to assume that if you’re a chef then you automatically like wine. Sure, wine is great to cook with but let’s be honest, it’s overdone. The key to being successful is uniqueness and NOT going with the flow. Why not help your chef or foodie branch out from the norm and learn about culinary tea and how to cook/marinate/pair tea with their dishes?!

Price: $19.77


HAPPY GIFT GIVING!
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