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39 Kick Ass Gifts for Chefs Who Have Everything

Updated on March 7, 2019 Updated on Mar 7, 2019
39 Kick Ass Gifts for Chefs Who Have Everything

    Is there a chef in your life? Lucky you! Want to keep those delicious meals coming? Whether you are looking for gift ideas for a professional chef or your favorite chef friend we have a ton of great gift ideas for you. Here are our favorite and unique gifts for chefs.

  1. Chef’s Knife Roll Up Storage Bag
  2. Chefs are fussy about knives. They don’t want to use your crummy Walmart knives when they cook at your house, so they bring their knives along. This bag makes porting knives easy and safe. It holds eight knives and has a zipper pocket for additional “can’t do without it” cooking utensils.

  3. Funny Oven Mitt
  4. Honestly is the best policy. If you and your chef friend has a good sense of humor this oven mitt will be a perfect gift for them. Literally the best gift ever. The recipient will laugh for a good 5 minutes. It also helps hold hot pots. Super insulated and 100% cotton.

  5. Cooking Journal
  6. Part of being a good chef is tweaking and experimenting. You can document what worked and what didn’t in this journal. The paper is waterproof, perfect for the kitchen where there are lots of spills and splatters. 

  7. Cast Iron Garlic Roaster
  8. Roasted garlic is nature’s original sweet and savory combination. This roaster is shaped like a garlic bulb and holds one large or two medium bulbs of garlic. The included silicone squeezing tool makes it easy to separate the garlic from its husk without burning your fingers.

  9. Personalized Cutting Board
  10. A chef probably already has a cutting board, but he or she probably doesn’t have a personalized cutting board! These custom boards are made from maple and are personalized with the last name or the first names of a couple.

  11. Spaghetti Monster Strainer
  12. Don’t let his pretty eyes fool you, this spaghetti monster is a straining master. And if you’re planning a spaghetti dish, this noodly master will grant your wish! Whether you want to build an altar to Pastafarianism at the center of the kitchen, require a more interesting colander to wear as a hat, or just want to enjoy some spaghetti-and-meatballs for dinner, this thing should serve as a viable tool for each of those tasks, all while looking so attractive!

  13. Gourmet Finishing Salt
  14. If you’re not much of a cook, you might think salt is salt. Au contraire! These are finishing salts and come in six flavors, Fleur de Sel, Hawaiian Red Alaea, Black Pyramid, Spanish Saffron, and Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt. The right salt can really add a lot of flavor to your dish.

  15. Molecular Gastronomy Kit
  16. This Molecular gastronomy gift set is the latest in food trends combining food and chemistry. The kit comes with everything needed to turn a kitchen into a food laboratory.

  17.  Handheld Food Smoker
  18. A food smoker suffuses food and drinks with natural smoke flavor. The smoker comes with wood chips, but you can also use things like herbs, tea leaves, herbs and spices, and dried flowers to flavor food and drinks. 

  19. Citrus Mint Hand Soap
  20. Looking for the one thing to tie your kitchen together? Need an accent that is classy and well made? Tri-Coastal Design Citrus Mint Kitchen Caddy is sleek, cute, and functional! The three-piece set of citrus-scented liquid soaps and hydrating lotion fit perfectly into the included silver wire organizer. All the pieces sit on the edge of your kitchen sink, filling the atmosphere with a lovely scent.

  21. Loch Ness Monster Ladle
  22. Look how cute! Little Nessie poking out or your soup pot!  They are made of nylon, and the little feet keep them standing upright on the counter and in a pot. With the nice smooth grip, you can now with ease serve all your favorite Soups, Stews, Chilies and Sauces. 

  23. Outdoor Pizza Oven
  24. Bring the experience of a pizzeria home to your family and friends with the fast, easy, perfectly cooked pizzas you’ll get from your PizzaQue. It’s designed to provide an authentic pizza experience that wasn’t possible before with a barbecue grill. The PizzaQue gives you the same results as a high-end wood-burning pizza oven, but without the size or cost.

  25. Cutting Board Care Kit
  26. What is the best way to clean and care for wood cutting boards? It’s probably the most frequently asked question as it relates to cutting boards, butcher blocks, and other wood kitchen tools. This complete cutting board maintenance kit is our answer to this important question. There are other companies that sell different forms of wax, and a few that sell oil, but no one gives you the complete solution like this.

  27. Cast Iron Cleaner
  28. Cleaning cast iron sucks! You can’t just toss it in the dishwasher. But chefs like it because it’s such a good cooking surface. This badass, chain mail looking scrubber makes short work of dirty cast iron Also you will feel like you are in the Middle Ages which is awesome. 

  29. Sous Vide Cooker
  30. Precision cooking enables you to produce results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. No dry edges and no rare centers. Food comes out perfectly moist and tender. This enables you to produce results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. Simply download the Anova App to easily monitor, adjust or control the device from your iPhone and Android or other smart devices. 

  31. Beeswax Reusable Wrap
  32. Don’t want plastic touching your food? Trying to be more environmentally friendly? Then you will love this food wrap. It’s all natural, made from beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil and tree resin. It’s reusable, lasting up to a year when properly cared for. 

  33. Salt and Pepper Mills
  34. These elegant sleek grinders are ideal for cooking in the kitchen and grilling BBQ outside and a stylish addition to your kitchen and dinner table.

  35. Japanese Knife Set
  36. Hiro Santoku is the classic sushi chefs knife used to prepare sushi and sashimi, slicing through delicate fish with precision and ease but it can also be used as a general purpose kitchen knife. Forged steel blades, hand sharpened and hand assembled. Ultra hard high carbon and stain resistant steel. Ultra-light wood handle can travel and be used without fatigue.

  37. Indoor Herb Growing Kit
  38. Chefs often prefer fresh herbs to dried herbs, the flavor is fresher. Now you can grow fresh herbs year round and in your own home. This kit sits right on the kitchen counter and can be used to grow salad greens, flowers, and vegetables. The kit is hydroponic; the plants grow in water, so no dirt mucking up your kitchen!

  39. Culinary Torch
  40. Chefs love fire. Fire and knives. That’s why they became a chef. Now they can play with fire right in the kitchen! We mostly think of these torches as a way to caramelize sugar, but they can be used for all sorts of things; searing meat, making roasted red peppers, melting cheese and toasting breadcrumbs. This is one handy kitchen tool.

  41. Stainless Steel Soap

    Regular soap just doesn’t get the smell of things like onions and garlic off your hands. Weirdly, rubbing your hands on stainless steel does! You just rub this “soap” on your hands under running water, and the smell disappears. 

  43. Compost Bin
  44. So, you love composting, but it could be quite an eyesore in your kitchen? Here is your solution: This beautiful cream-colored compost bin. This vintage-style bin WILL be noticed and it will impress. You will enjoy just looking at it. Environmentally friendly way to create nutrient-rich fertilizer for your plants or garden. Handy and convenient way to collect scraps for the compost pile or larger outdoor bin: less long trips to the larger compost bin. Just place your scraps, banana and orange peels and apple cores in the bin – once the bin is full, take it outside to your larger composter with the convenient carry handle.

  45. Sur La Table Gift Card
  46. Can’t decide on a gift? We have a great solution: a Sur La Table gift cards. They’re perfect for family and friends, and you can let the recipient delight in choosing from our fabulous culinary collection.

  47. Steel Herb Chopper
  48. Chef’s love knives and an ax is a knife of sorts! This beautiful, hand-forged herb chopper cuts up herbs beautifully. The chopper is crafted from superior grade stainless steel which conserve it’s ability to perform multiple tasks in the kitchen. Unlike your typical chopping knife the one is built to slice and chop through large fruits, vegetables and meats. The vents in the blade allow you to pass and strip your favorite herbs and leafy greens. This easy to use stainless steel chopping knife is top ranked among cooking enthusiasts and chefs.

  49. Japanese Salt Cellar
  50. The history of producing the ceramic ware is very old. It began hundreds of years ago. We tried to learn the traditional skills from the history and combine the new technique to produce their products. They have been trying to keep our ideology since the beginning. It consists of three concepts: Good Looking, The Good Touch and very useful.

  51. Kitchen Scissors
  52. It might seem strange to a non-chef to use scissors in the kitchen, but there are some tasks that they are much more suited for than a knife like butterflying a whole chicken, cutting bones, and snipping herbs. You can also use these scissors for cracking nuts and opening a beer. 

  53. Jadeite Mixing Bowl Set
  54. This set of three Jadeite mixing bowls comes in 20, 40, and 65 ounces. They can be nested for easy storage and come in a variety of colors. 

  55. Mason Jar Ceramic Kitchenware Set
  56. Mason jars are an American classic. They’ve been around since 1858 and can be almost considered American folk art. This three-piece set includes a spoon rest, measuring spoons and stackable measuring cups and all are made of ceramic.

  57. Fire Fighter Fire Suppressant

    Even seasoned (see what I did there?) aren’t immune from the occasional kitchen fire. This can put out electric, kitchen, grease, oil wood, and even gasoline fires, although you are unlikely to have gasoline fires in your kitchen. Once used, the residue can be cleaned up just by wiping it away, it’s non-toxic, non-irritant (won’t sting or burn your skin or eyes) and biodegradable. 

  59. Cedar Grilling Planks
  60. Cooking food on a cedar plank infuses it with a lovely cedar flavor. Salmon is the go to, but you can also use these planks to cook other types of fish, beef, chicken, and pork. 

  61. Sushi Socks
  62. Even if the chef in your life isn’t a sushi chef, they will still love these fun socks. Hell, everyone loves fun sushi socks! At just $10 a pair, you can use these as stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!

  63. Chef’s Mat
  64. If you’ve ever had a job where you were on your feet all day, you can appreciate why this is such a wonderful gift for a chef. This mat helps cut down on the back and knee pain and the fatigue those who stand a lot can develop. 

  65. Sharpening Stone
  66. As previously mentioned, chefs are fussy about knives, and part of that means they like to make sure their knives are always sharp. It’s a safety thing. Cutting things with a dull knife is dangerous, pressing down hard enough to cut can cause the knife to slip and cut your hand. This sharpening stone will keep knives in tip-top shape. This knife sharpener would make the perfect gift for the chef in your life.

  67. French Press
  68. Forget the old school drip coffee maker. Coffee made in a French press tastes better, and chefs have discerning palates. And if you’re going to have a French press, why not one made by one of the most respected cookware makers in the world, Le Creuset? Ohh la la!

  69. Chef’s Mitt
  70. Chefs suffer a lot of burns no matter how careful they are so why not try to cut down on that number? This mitt protects from heat, cold, and slippage. It’s water repellent which helps prevent steam and liquid burns, the nastiest kind. 

  71. Where Chefs Eat
  72. The mailman doesn’t go for a walk on his day off. While a lot of chefs do enjoy cooking at home, you can see why sometimes they want someone else to cook for them. This book covers a lot of ground, more than 3,000 restaurants in more than 70 countries. So your chef will never go hungry. 

  73. Cusinart Scale
  74. Cuisinart’s Kitchen Scales offer versatile weighing options where you can weigh directly on the platform or use an additional bowl or cover for sanitary, safe food handling. The stainless steel covers are dishwasher safe as well as the removable dishwasher safe weighing platforms. They offer accurate readings on the large, easy to read LCD screens in either Imperial and Metric mode. The touchpad buttons are easy to clean and features a Tare function that allows you to weigh multiple ingredients without starting from scratch. The sleek styling of our Kitchen Scales are ideal for displaying on the countertop or storing in cabinets or shelves.

  75. Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
  76. Simply search “chugod” in Appstore or Google Play, or scan the QR code in the instruction with your phone. Then plug the bbq thermometer. Probe into the food, choose the food type and done degree in the App. The oven thermometer will do the rest. Super easy to read the current data, also has a super backlight so that the barbecue can be do at night as usual. Ideal partner for picnic,
    grill, party. A great grill tool for any chef.

  77. Gelato Maker
  78. This one is a little pricey but we romise they would love this italian gelato maker!  Make decadent ice cream, rich creamy gelato and light sorbet that your family will love, all in the comfort of your own home. The easy to use, fully automatic Cuisinart ICE-100 Ice Cream and Gelato Maker features a commercial-style compressor so you can make batch after batch without waiting. Two unique mixing paddles and a 60-minute countdown timer work to ensure your homemade gelato, ice cream or sorbet has the perfect consistency.

    The Perfect Gift

    It can be hard to shop for gifts. This list has something for every chef on your gift list. Happy shopping! Hope this gift guide helped you out.