10 Last-minute Kitchen Gifts That Chefs Swear By

Chef Sophina Uong of Mister Mao in New Orleans, LA shares that a fun (and useful) stocking stuffer for someone who loves to cook is a bamboo spider strainer.

Bamboo Spider Strainer

"My favorite spatula is from JB Prince, this is a warehouse in NYC that chefs from around the world order from," says Emily Swaine, head chef at Forsythia in New York City.

JB Prince Spatula

Great Jones, the popular kitchenware brand, is an ideal gift for home cooks who may be in the market for new pots and pans.

Great Jones Cookware

"I also really love Sauces by Jrk's trio of flavorful hot sauces," adds Johnson, "These make a great gift for any home cook and hot sauce lover."

Sauces by Jrk Hot Sauce Trio

If you're buying for a baker (or someone who enjoys a good sheet pan recipe), get them something useful that will become their go-to—baking sheets.

OXO Non-Stick Pro 2 Piece Sheet Pan Set

Help them get out every last bit with a bowl scraper from JB Prince. "This bowl scraper is a little thinner and the edge is sharper than most bowl scrapers—that's why I like this one so much," says Sandra Palmer, chef-instructor of Pastry & Baking Arts at the Institute of Culinary Education.

JB Prince Bowl Scraper

A favorite of celebrity chef Christopher Kimball, Bachan's Family of Sauces gift set (and individual bottles) makes a great Secret Santa gift for hot sauce lovers.

Bachan's Family of Sauces Gift Pack

High-quality knives always make a great gift. "I always use the knives from the Miyabi Fusion Damascus Chef's Knife Collection," says Chef Carlos, chef at JohnMartin's in Miami, FL.

Miyabi Fusion Damascus Chef's Knife Collection

Chef Jacoby Ponder recommends picking up a FinaMill this holiday season. Named one of Oprah's Favorites Things, this easy-to-use kitchen grinder is a must-have for anyone who loves to cook.

FinaMill Spice Grinder

"In my opinion, everyone needs a nice set of pans in their home," says Chef Omar Loney, head chef at Kokomo in New York City.

All-Clad Hard Anodized Cookware Set

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