Gifts for Chefs Who Have Everything

'Tis the season of giving! If you're on the hunt for a unique gift for the culinary aficionado in your life, look no further. We have an array of budget-friendly and splurge-worthy suggestions for chefs who claim they don't need anything but would appreciate a new addition, or two, to their kitchen arsenal. Our comprehensive kitchen gift guide includes options for aspiring cooks, seasoned professionals, and anyone who simply delights in the art of cooking.

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Great Gifts Under $25

Extra Virgin White Truffle Oil
8.45 oz. Extra Virgin White Truffle Oil

Imported from Italy, this luxurious oil is made by infusing olive oil with white truffles, resulting in a unique and earthy mushroom flavor. Perfect for adding depth to soups, enhancing the flavor of pasta, or even drizzling over cheese on your charcuterie boards, this versatile ingredient is a must-have for any culinary enthusiast.

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Dried Citrus Cocktail Garnishes
The Cocktail Garnish dried blood orange slices

Whether your chef is new to bartending or they're a bonafide mixologist, these ready-to-use dried citrus slices immediately make a holiday cocktail picture-worthy. The blood oranges are locally sourced from farmers in the Western U.S. and are carefully sliced, seeded, and dehydrated to deliver a vibrant edible garnish.

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Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Choice 8

Whether your chef friend loves experimenting with different cuisines or simply enjoys homemade tacos, a cast iron tortilla press is sure to be a hit. This versatile tool allows the user to effortlessly create perfectly shaped tortillas, flatbreads, and pressed pitas in no time. Tortilla presses are easy to use and provide an alternative to rolling out dough with a rolling pin.

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Meat Shredding Claws
Chef Master meat shredding claws

For the barbecue aficionado, you can't go wrong with meat shredding claws. The stainless steel prongs are sturdy and strong while the rubber handles ensure a comfortable grip. Whether they are preparing pulled pork for sandwiches or shredding chicken for tacos, chefs will undoubtedly appreciate the convenience that meat shredding claws bring.

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Mezzaluna Knife
Mercer Culinary M18928 8

A mezzaluna knife is an essential tool for chefs who love to work with fresh herbs and vegetables. With its unique double-blade design, this knife is perfect for mincing and chopping ingredients with precision and ease. Whether they're making a flavorful pesto or a delicious salsa, the mezzaluna knife will quickly become a go-to tool in the kitchen.

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Stainless Steel Handheld Zester
Choice 13

Add fresh-grated ingredients to signature meals and drinks with a handheld zester. This versatile tool is perfect for grating cheese to top off salads, chocolate for delectable desserts, vegetables like garlic and ginger, and even nuts. With its compact size and easy-to-use design, a handheld zester is a useful tool for any chef to have on hand.

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Great Gifts Under $50

Cold Brew System
Crown Beverages 3 gallon capacity cold brew system with coffee

This cold brew system is the ultimate gift for the coffee lover looking to craft the perfect bulk batch of cold brew. It comes with a 3 gallon cold brew dispenser and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee cold brew filter pack bags so your loved one can get started right away. Say goodbye to the guesswork and hello to delicious cold brew with this convenient kit.

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Himalayan Salt Mortar and Pestle
Himalayan Salt Mortar and Pestle Set

The chef in your life most likely has a granite or marble mortar and pestle, but those don’t hold a candle to the newest material choice. Made with real Himalayan salt, this mortar and pestle grinds itself down with each use, imparting the essence of its minerals and pure salts. The flavor upgrade is unmatched.

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Great Gifts Under $75

8-Wedge Potato/Fry Cutter
Garde FCWDG8 8-wedge fry cutter

This handy potato cutter is perfect for effortlessly cutting potatoes into eight consistent-sized wedges to make homemade fries. This tool can also cut a variety of produce, including oranges, lemons, onions, and tomatoes. Not only does it ensure perfectly uniform cuts, but it also can save valuable prep time - an area every chef looks to streamline.

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9-Piece Garnish Kit
Mercer Culinary M15990 Garde Manger 9-piece deluxe garnish kit

If the chef in your life loves to create visually appealing garnishes for entrees, appetizers, and cocktails, this garnish kit is a great addition to their tool set. It includes a heavy-duty storage roll and 8 unique garnishing tools to create elevated plating presentations.

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Great Gifts Under $100

Electric Pasta Machine
Choice Prep Electric Stainless Steel Hybrid Pasta Machine - 120V

Gifting the ability to make fresh pasta is a present that anyone is sure to be grateful for. Perfect serving with a delicious homemade pasta sauce, this electric pasta machine makes it easy to produce consistent-sized fettuccine and spaghetti noodles.

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Butterfly Pea Floral Extract
Wild Hibiscus b'Lure Butterfly Pea Floral Extract 1 Liter

Allow your chef's culinary creativity to blossom with butterfly pea floral extract. This ingredient is known for its brilliant blue shade and its unique color-changing ability. With just a few drops of citrus, butterfly pea extract can transform from blue to purple or pink, adding an exciting element to cocktails, teas, and lemonades.

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Taylor Infrared Thermometer with Folding Thermocouple Probe
Taylor 9306N infrared thermometer

This versatile device combines the benefits of both infrared and probe thermometers into one compact unit. Not only does it allow your chef to carry fewer tools on them, but it also makes temperature measurements a breeze. With its easy-to-use design, your chef can quickly and accurately take readings, ensuring that their culinary creations are cooked to perfection every time.

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de Buyer Mineral B Pro Carbon Steel Fry Pan
de Buyer Mineral B Pro 9 3/8

If you're looking for a gift that will truly stand the test of time, consider a de Buyer carbon steel fry pan. Made from 99% iron and 1% carbon, these pans are durable and only get better with age. They're essential for frying, grilling, and searing, making them a go-to tool in any chef's kitchen. A favorite amongst professional chefs, you can count on this pan to deliver outstanding results in any kitchen.

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Great Gifts Over $100

Bubble Waffle Maker
Carnival King bubble waffle maker

Lost on what to get your food-and-travel-loving chef? Gift them the ability to make a Hong Kong-style street food favorite: bubble waffles! They’re perfect for rolling into a cone and filling with ice cream, or serving flat and topping with strawberries, boba, chocolate, and coconut!

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65 Qt. Beverage Cooler Cart
Choice 65 qt. beverage cooler cart

For the tailgate-loving chef, the 65 qt. beverage cooler cart is the ultimate gift. With its large capacity and ample undershelf storage space, it can hold plenty of beverages to keep the party going. Whether it's a backyard BBQ or a game day gathering, this beverage cooler cart is a must-have for any chef who loves to entertain.

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Wusthof Classic Forged Chef's Knife
Chef cutting peppers with a Wusthof chef's knife

The Wusthof Classic 8" forged chef's knife is a popular choice amongst top chefs for good reason. With its precision-level control, this knife allows chefs to effortlessly slice, dice, and chop. The durable high-carbon stainless steel blade ensures long-lasting sharpness, while the balanced weight and comfortable grip make it a breeze to use for extended periods.

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John Boos & Co. Maple Wood Chopping Block
John Boos & Co. CCB2015-225 20

Made of premium hard maple, this chopping block is a chef's best friend in the kitchen. The dense yet forgiving nature of maple wood ensures that your knives stay sharp for longer while providing a sturdy and stable surface for all your cutting needs. The end grain design offers extra durability, minimizing signs of wear from repeated chops, while protecting the edges of your fine cutlery.

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WebstaurantStore is the place to find the best kitchen gifts for any budget. With such a wide selection of restaurant supplies and equipment, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect gift for the chef who has everything.

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