Chef Gifts 2011
Black Friday and Cyber Monday whizzed past like a flash. You’ve barely wrapped up Thanksgiving service and now you’re heading into holiday party season. We get it. It’s not that you don’t care about your staff. But you barely have time to catch a breath this time of year, let alone hunt for gifts for the people who most deserve them (your staff not least among them). So we did the legwork for you and went straight to the source. We asked mixologists, chefs, pastry chefs, and somms across the country what was on their wish list this year. And with our annual gift guide, we cover all the bases, from off-beat gifts for under $15 to the stuff of dreams (and winning lottery tickets) for the harried chef, pastry chef, somm, or mixologist in your life to use behind the line, behind the bar, or at home (if and when they finally get the day off). Oh, and to the hopeful mixologist who told us he wanted “an all-expenses paid trip to Oaxaca and a customs agent that was sympathetic to mezcal enthusiasts,” we didn’t put that on the list, but we hear you, man.
(We’ve heard the Chef Picks app by StarChefs.com, Off the Beaten Path Edition is a great holiday gift too. Just sayin.)
Chef and Pastry Chef Gifts
PRICE TAG: $799.95
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 New York Rising Star Mixologist Leo Robitschek of Eleven Madison Park – New York, NY