Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For The Aspirational Home Chef
Whether he loves watching celebrity chefs cook or has his own arsenal of cookbooks and exotic ingredients, he aspires to only continue improving upon his beautifully crafted homemade dishes.
If the father figure in your life is an aspirational home chef, having the best tools, gadgets, and ingredients to work with will only make him feel better about his craft.
Rastelli’s Grass-Fed Ribeye Primal BYOB (Be Your Own Butcher)
This is so fun for the aspirational home chef who also really loves meat. Rastelli's six-pound 100% Grass-Fed Ribeye Primal ($149) lets your dad cut his very own Ribeye steaks! He can cut as few or as many as he needs to his own preferred thickness. Each primal yields between 8-12 steaks, depending on how you cut them. It can also double as a roast – whatever you don’t want to cut can be placed in the oven to feed a crowd.
Angel’s Envy Port Cask Finish Bourbon
Whether he enjoys bourbon at the end of a long day, or uses it as an ingredient in his glaze for his epic baby back ribs, Angel’s Envy Port Cask Finish Bourbon ($58) is as good as bourbon gets. This is a bourbon that tases unlike any other bourbon we’ve ever tasted (and we mean that in the best way possible) as it is aged in charred virgin American oak barrels and then finished in a cask that was previously used for Port wine. The result is a taste of honey, warm spices, and berry, and the unmistakable notes corn, making for a beautifully unique bourbon experience. He’ll love this gift for entertaining and as a conversation piece, but it’ll also likely make its way into his cooking.
Hungry Harvest Full Veggie Harvest Box
This is a delivery subscription service of delicious rescued produce that would otherwise be going to waste. Hungry Harvest boxes, like the Full Veggie Harvest Box ($30) are customizable and will help take his cooking game up to the next level, allowing him to pick his choice of greens and veggies.
Some of the most famous of celebrity chefs have their own wood-fired pizza oven right in their backyard. Your dad can do it too with this versatile option ($1,499 wood burner only; $1,799 dual-fuel) will let them make professional-quality pizzas right at home. But don’t limit it to that, there’s all sorts of other amazing dishes he’ll be able to make in this oven, not to mention the insane bragging rights..
Stone & Clay Stainless Mixing Bowls with Lid & Grater
Perfect for the dad who enjoys cooking and following recipes... but not washing the dishes. These stainless steel mixing bowls ($49.99) have exchangeable grater lids, so there's no more need for a separate grater and bowl (and also less mess). It also comes in four colors, if you want to match your kitchen decor.
Corto Truly Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A really great Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an essential for any chef, and the olives for this oil ($24.99) are harvested in the Fall when antioxidants are at their peak. These oils are fulfilled “on-demand” so they are always at their freshest, for the best taste and results once it makes it to his plate.
Jacobsen Salt Co The Starter Kit
Salt is a lot more than what we sprinkle on our fries or an avocado. It is an essential ingredient in just about anything we cook. This is a collection ($110) of Jacobsen's most popular salts paired with insights, techniques, and tools to help Dad kickstart his kitchen exploration!
Pastene Grill Master Gift Box
Grilling is about a lot more than steaks. He’ll need all sorts of extras to make the meal the best it can be, and this gift box ($24.99) includes everything from Extra Virgin Olive Oil to tri-color tomato wedges, Piquillo peppers, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, minced garlic, roasted pepper strips, balsamic glaze, and so much more.
Biscayne Coffee Biscayne Blend Dark Roast
Coffee is the perfect way to start the day, but it’s also used in all sorts of dishes. He may include coffee in a rub or marinade, or bake with it. The Biscayne Coffee Biscayne Blend Dark Roast ($18.96) offers a complex full-bodied dark roast with notes of dark chocolate and raspberry. It’s ideal for when he loves his coffee strong and with a deep taste, but not to taste bitter or burnt. This eco-friendly coffee brand donates 10% of all sales to the Biscayne Bay Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in South Florida, whose mission is to increase awareness of the health, safety, and sustainability of waterways on Biscayne Bay.
Rao’s Homemade Pasta and Sauce Sampler
Sure, he may have his own tried-and-true pasta sauce recipe. But he often doesn’t have time for all that, and Rao’s Homemade is as good as readymade can get. For the dad or grad who loves high-quality pasta and sauce but might not want to make it from scratch, this sampler ($80) is a great gift idea. Included are: 24 oz. Marinara, 24 oz. Arrabbiata, 24 oz. Tomato Basil, 24 oz. Vodka Sauce, 24 oz. Roasted Garlic, 24 oz. Bolognese, Fusilli, Linguine, Penne, Spaghetti, Farfalle and a jar opener. That’ll last him a while!
There’s nothing like growing your own herbs to use in your recipes. Ferry-Morse’s Plantlings ($9.99) make doing this easier than ever. Instead of waiting for seeds to sprout (this can take weeks), these are live baby plants that come in a variety of flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables. It’ll last all season long, and he’ll have dishes that taste fresher and more delicious than ever before.
Texas Roadhouse Butcher Shop Steaks
Load up his freezer with these USDA Choice Midwestern grain-fed beef that arrive at his door aged, and hand trimmed. Whether he throws it in a cast iron or on the grill, he’ll be thrilled. The Ribeye and NY Strip Bundle ($225) includes (6) 12oz. Boneless Ribeye and (4) 12oz. NY Strip.
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