Did you know that I taught Robin, my husband, how to cook? When I met the kid he was living off hot dogs and Kraft Mac & Cheese. But now, now the guy makes dishes like Sweet Potato Gnocchi from scratch, homemade tortillas on Taco Tuesdays and can actually tell you what a remoulade sauce is.
He’s not a professional chef but he cooks almost all 3 meals a day fresh and get giddy when he finds a new recipe to try out. He also really really loves kitchen gadgets and in our tiny San Francisco studio kitchen, we currently have things like a Belgian waffle maker, Instant pot, a lemon AND lime squeezer, and a quesadilla maker (just to name a few of the MANY gadgets he as gathered over time!)
Gifts for Chefs Who Have Everything
So, I asked him to round up his wish list of cooking toys, aka gift ideas for chefs who already seem like they have everything. If you have a foodie in your life, they’ll love anything on this gift guide list!
Cedar Grilling Wraps
Grilling wraps are thin pieces of wood that you can wrap food in and grill, basically getting the smokey wood flavor infused into food. If your chef loves to grill, they’ll adore these.
Tomorrow’s Kitchen Instant Marinator
This gadget apparently marinates meat, poultry, fish and vegetables in 20 minutes! Perfect for anyone who always forgets to marinate things before they start cooking.
Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer
THIS IS NOW A DRILL! This is a real product that you can buy! I bet this comes in handy for large course meals, so a chef can stir stuff in a pan while actually working on another dish!
You know how at fancy restaurants sometimes waiters are like “this is rosemary sage olive oil” A gadget like this is how they make that fancy AF oil. And now you can make it at home, too!
Homemade Sauce Press
Every good chef knows that a sauce can make or break a dish. I personally make a homemade tomato sauce for pizzas with an immersion blender, but now I want this thing to be ~extra~
DIY Bacon Curing Kit
With this handy kit, your chef can turn any ole pork belly into amazing, mouth-watering bacon. YUM
Stoneware and Crackled Glass Coaster Sets
How pretty are these coasters?! I used to never care about coasters but now that I have a nice wood coffee table, I’m a total Monica when it comes to using coasters.
Charcoal Companion Cast Iron Garlic Roaster & Squeezer Set
Roasted garlic is LIFE and this handy cast iron roaster set helps turn ordinary raw garlic into something tasty. And I bet the whole kitchen will smell amazing, too!
I hope this helps you find the perfect gift for the foodie and/or chef in your life! If you liked this guide,do me a big favor & pin the image below to Pinterest to help others discover it!