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Graduating Chef?

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Any recommendations for a small/inexpensive gift for a recent graduate from chef's school ?
Thanks,
CocoDan

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    1. re: Sal Vanilla

      $25.00-$35.00. Just a token gift w/ a congadulatory card.

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      1. If it's a female chef, there's a lot of affordable jewelry out there: fork and spoon earrings, etc: http://www.purpleumbrella.com/earring...

        Young chefs also tend to/want to travel a lot, so monogrammed luggage tags or something along those lines are nice, too.

        1. Ya know there is a fine book I think would be ideal: Sauces - Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making by James Peterson. I am not sure it is in print anymore.

          If your chef has not learned the baking side of the house I recommend: http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Ba.... You could buy it used pretty inexpensively. I think I saw 18 bucks.

          On top you could wrap it with good wooden spoons or a silicone coated whisk -LOVE THOSE!

          1. A nice bottle of aged balsamic or a high-end olive oil?

            Or maybe go silly with fun gifts like Whiskie? http://www.famousfoods.com/wheggwh.html Whiskie comes in other fun little gifties: http://www.famousfoods.com/egggadgets...