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What do you give a professional chef?

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One of my favorite local chefs moved to a different restaurant, and I'd like to bring him a gift when we eat at his new place for the first time. Do you have any suggestions for about $50?. TIA!

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  1. A certificate for a massage, I bet he could use it!

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    1. re: weewah

      That's exactly what we bought for a friend who opened two restaurants in a year.

      1. A nice bottle of whatever he drinks. If you're not sure, call the restaurant and ask what he orders after work.

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        1. re: Whinerdiner

          I second that. I don't know too many Chef's who don't appreciate a good bottle....of pretty much anything!

        2. $50 worth of quality hot dogs (believe me)