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hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 19:09:11

Hi, I’m umming and ahhing about this. I need a gift for a chef and his partner. I was thinking to give a gift voucher for a nice looking restaurant but then wasn’t sure if a chef would appreciate such a gift (head chef if that makes any difference). Any thoughts?

Tinselistacky Mon 18-Dec-17 19:10:47

My ds is a chef and I nearly got him a sausage making day course voucher!!

Heratnumber7 Mon 18-Dec-17 19:26:21

Does he like cooking at home too?

Tinselistacky Mon 18-Dec-17 19:30:26

Her I would guess not!!

Leeds2 Mon 18-Dec-17 19:37:34

Posh olive oil.

hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 19:48:00

Hi, thanks for the replies. What made you not go for the sausage making lesson??

I honestly don’t know if he likes to cook at home. Why do I have itnin my mind that chefs go home and eat beans on toast and the likes?
My worry is that he turns his nose up at the restaurant and thinks it’s notngood enough or conversely that I’m trying to say it better or whatever. Same with nice bottles of oils or spices or whatever I worry that I would buy the wring thing but I did think the idea of dinner out was nice!

Heratnumber7 Mon 18-Dec-17 19:51:35

How about some fancy wine then? Or a good port etc

jedenfalls Mon 18-Dec-17 19:59:44

I think I'd stay away from anything food related tbh. As someone on another thread asking what gifts for a Gardner commented, if it's any good I will have it already and if I don't have it it's because I don't want it.

I feel the same about my job and hobbies tbh.

My favourite ever present (was from DH) was some tyres for my motorbike. Because he knew the best ones to get. No one else in my circle could have managed to get me the right ones!

hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 20:23:03

Yes, probably right. Bummer! Not really keen on sending food or drink, it was more the experience I wanted to give. Back to the drawing board .

LemonysSnicket Mon 18-Dec-17 21:10:59

What’s the budget?

Bodear Mon 18-Dec-17 21:35:14

A colander of tiny naked lesbians?

hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 21:35:53

Hopefully around £50 lemony.

hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 21:36:34

Haha, I’m disappointed to have missed that thread!

Isadora2007 Mon 18-Dec-17 21:38:24

What about a theatre visit or a national trust membership or something non food related. A half day at a spa? Or a Segway experience?

thenewstateswoman Mon 18-Dec-17 22:04:42

What about an Alessi citrus squeezer - I'm considering one for my husband, around 50 quid and look amazing!,store:1931345560123931611&prds=oid:8768828509596826266&q=john+lewis+alessi&hl=en-gb&ei=-jU4Woq3FMmRgAa-xrzwCA&lsft=gclid:CjwKCAiA693RBRAwEiwALCc3u6SNIIBmNAC5Ah-llls-HtLeTk-Cs2ZIytZ4G4ItSf-Xamj7T7Ls0BoCZU0QAvD_BwE

hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 22:12:38

Thanks, great ideas! I did think about a theatre voucher. Will have a look at the alessi press. I like the look of their stuff!

hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 22:15:36

Thanks, great ideas! I did think about a theatre voucher. Will have a look at the alessi press. I like the look of their stuff!

Lobsterquadrille2 Mon 18-Dec-17 22:18:23

My DP is a head chef and loves a) really old, antique type cookery books and b) knives - apparently Japanese knives are the best. And although he'll cook anything for me, if he's on his own, he'll have a ready meal of chicken katsu. He loves it if someone cooks for him, is really non critical, is not keen on eating out. Also loves art and music, so quite easy to buy for.

whyIsARavenLikeAWritingDesk Mon 18-Dec-17 22:25:00

I'm a chef and if I'm honest I wouldn't like anything to do with cooking or kitchens bought for me as a present. Reminds me too much of work-maybe that's an incentive to find somewhere I actually enjoy working!!

youokayhun Mon 18-Dec-17 22:27:47

I also agree with don't get him anything chef/food related! I used to be a cake maker and I could cry at the thought of how much tat with cupcakes on people would buy me....I despised it!!

onelostsoulswimminginafishbowl Mon 18-Dec-17 22:29:35

My dp is a head chef and I think he would love that gift!

Having time to eat out when you are a head chef is another matter..angry

hmmwhatatodo Mon 18-Dec-17 23:17:11

Goodness. Chefs are tricky people are they not!

canihaveacoffeeplease Tue 19-Dec-17 07:51:20

I’m a head chef, absolutely love my job, but love cooking at home, and eating out. To be honest, any time anyone cooks you a meal is lovely. You wouldn’t believe how many people are scared to cook for you, and how frustrating that is! Even a simple bowl of pasta tastes amazing cooked by someone else!!

I would love an experience day, if they’re anywhere near London Bread Ahead in borough market do Amazing baking classes for all abilities, I’ve been on a couple and learned so much - Nordic baking and gluten free baking, both of which I now incorporate into my daily job but they were really fun days, definitely not a work day out! Hope that makes sense?

Good luck!

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