BBY_homechef-revised.jpgThe countdown to the big day is officially on, and with time ticking toward Christmas, it’s time to get moving on your gift lists.

One of the most challenging things about Holiday shopping is how one gift does not fit all, but if you have a chef on your list this year, you’re in luck. There are tons of great gifts for the budding chef, enthusiastic foodie, or someone you know who takes cooking to a new art form. 


Upgrade their Stand Mixer

Your foodie friend or favourite chef may already have a stand mixer, but there’s a lot to be said for an upgrade to a faster, smarter mixer. The Cuisinart 12 Speed 1000 Watt Stand Mixer has a 7 quart bowl for large recipes, 3 power outlets for optional add-ons, a speedy 1000-watt motor, and a built-in countdown timer with auto shut off so they’ll never over mix.


Two Food Processors In One

A food processor is a must have for any chef, and the Cuisinart 12-cup food processor is one of the most versatile kitchen tools they’ll own. It has a 1000-watt motor with a 12-cup bowl and a nested 4-cup bowl, and includes a slicing disc and a shredding disc. It’s great for everything from making dough to slicing veggies.



A Sleek Set Of Cookware

Gorgeous satin-finish cookware will make their food look great long before it’s served, and there’s nothing a chef loves more than a great set of cookware. The Zwilling JA Henckels Sol II Cookware has SIGMA Clad 3-ply construction, so there’s amazing heat conductivity for everything they cook. The set has 10 beautiful pieces including 2 saucepans, stockpot, sauté pan with lid, and a steamer insert.


A Gorgeous Roaster

Hot colours are a big trend in the kitchen these days, and an enamel-coated roasting pan will add a burst of life to any kitchen. The Dansk Mario Batali Cast Iron Deep Lasanga/Roaster perfectly bakes everything from pasta to a small chicken, and then serves it up in style. You can find roasters in almost any colour to complement all kitchens.


Add Versatility With A Tajine

A tajine is a Moroccan terracotta pot and it’s mainly used to cook Moroccan recipes. It captures the flavour of the food and cooks your favourite dishes to perfection, so this BergHOFF Neo Cast Iron Tajine will be the perfect gift for the chef of your list. It’s cast iron with a high-gloss enamel finish.

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Stylish Oil & Vinegar Set

They’ll love to serve up salad dressings with the Joseph Joseph Oil and Vinegar Set. These flasks will hold anything you’d like, and have a large button you can hold to control flow while you pour.


Treat Them To Stonewear

There’s nothing as beautiful on a table than stonewear dinnerware and it’s practical enough to use every day. The Dansk Kobenstyle 4-piece dinnerware set comes with dinner plates, salad plates, 24-ounce bowls, and mugs. Or, you can choose practical porcelain dinnerware if your favourite chef goes for a different style.


Don’t Forget About The Appies & Dessert

An appetizer plate is a great gift for any chef, and this 19-piece appetizer set is great for serving groups of 6. It comes with six small glasses for serving, 6 appetizer dishes, spoons, and a gorgeous slate tray.

When dinner is over, you can serve up dessert in Brilliant parfait glasses. Puddings, parfaits, and even ice cream will look rich and delicious when served up in these sparkling glasses.

If you’ve got a chef or foodie on your list, Best Buy has you covered. Take a look at all of the great small appliances, cookware sets, and dinnerware sets available right now, and cross a few names off your holiday gift list.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag