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We all have someone who loves to cook on our gift lists, right? This Gift Guide for The Chef will give you ideas for $30 and under for the chef in your life!
Every home chef needs resources. This book, Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes gives home chefs a resource in family recipes, but from the point of view of a chef. A must read.
Give young chefs some love too!
If the home chef in your life is younger – I highly recommend this book – The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs. This cookbook comes from America’s Test Kitchen (a personal stamp of approval in my book). It not only starts kids on home recipes, but explains the science behind the cooking!
A personalized apron will help the home chef feel professional in their own kitchen! Check out this personalized apron that will get any chef in the mood to make delicious dishes!
Take a look at this AUGYMER 8 Inch Professional Chefs Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Sharp Chefs Knife. This is a 4 star rated chef’s knife for under $30. That’s hard to pass up.
A good cutting board is so important!
Next is The Obsessive Chef Bamboo Cutting Board. This cutting board provides a grid that is already on the cutting board to give precise measurements for the obsessive chef in your life! Their knife cuts will never have been so exact!
A Cook’s Illustrated Magazine subscription is like gold to the home chef. This magazine not only provides tips, but includes product recommendations, and tested recipes. Any home chef will look forward to receiving this magazine.
This next item is a must for the home chef. The Kitchen IQ Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener has over 9,500 five star reviews. You read that right. That’s a whole lot of good press. And are you ready for the best part? It’s currently listed at under $6.
What home chef doesn’t need an accurate thermometer?
There isn’t a chef out there that doesn’t count on the accuracy of a good thermometer. This ThermoPro Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer has been giving home chefs accurate readings for awhile! With over 7,000 positive reviews you can be assured that your meat won’t be overcooked!
There are times chefs need to get a little fancy. For this reason I’ve included the Professional Culinary Torch (Butane). This chef’s tool is used to sear meat, make creme brûlée, and other fancy culinary delights. A chef needs one!
The last item for this list today are the J.A. Henckels International Kitchen Shears. Good kitchen shears are a must in the kitchen, and J.A. Henckels is a good company to go with on this gift.
So there you have it!
Essential gifts for the home chef, all in one place. I hope I’ve made your shopping easier! This short list only lists my top picks! If you’d like more ideas, comment below and I’ll share some of them!
Also, check out my Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers – you’ll be sure to find some additional gifts there for the home chef!