For those that thrive on adrenaline, last-minute holiday shopping is part of the fun. For others, it induces monumental stress. Finding the perfect gift is difficult… and now that you only have a few days left to finalize your list, it can feel even more difficult. But you can relax and drive away from the mall, because I’m trading my chef hat for a Santa hat, and sharing must-have, last-minute gift ideas and gift certificates.

As you’ve probably noticed, the culinary arts are trending right now. With the popularization of cooking shows and challenges, everyone wants to channel their inner Bobby Flay. So when it comes to gifting this holiday season, give your family and friends what they really want… food! From gifts you can eat to tools that will make you a better cook to Personal Chef services that will give your time and health back, we’ve got you covered.

Pour yourself a cocktail and let’s get this done!

4 Foodie Gift Ideas

  1. Sansaire Sous Vide Machine: Make restaurant-quality meat, fish and vegetables with this pro-chef tool that works with your own cookware. If you aren’t familiar with the technique, check out this blog. After reading it, you might want to throw in a Vacuum Sealer!
  2. Molecular Gastronomy Kit: There really is no better way to wow your guests than with a little Olive Oil Dust or Lemon Air! While you don’t really need a lot of gadgetry to get started, science buffs and adventure seekers might be ready to take their Molecular Gastronomy hobby to a whole new level with this handy tool kit.
  3. Homemade Pickles and Preserves: Sometimes the best gifts to give are the gifts you make. Try your hand at pickling cumbers, preserving Hatch chiles or making jam (recipes for each on the blog). Prepare a big batch and give out your handcrafted goodies to all your friends and colleagues. Attach a note listing ingredients or creative recipe ideas.
  4. Cooking Classes: Want to face your loved one in the ultimate cooking showdown? Or, do you know someone who is always looking for the latest cooking technique? An Austin Artisan cooking class might be just what they want. Perfect for families, co-workers and couples, contact us to organize a demonstration, class or challenge in our state-of-the-art kitchen.

Personal Chef Gift Certificates

Who wouldn’t love the gift of healthy, homemade meals delivered right to their refrigerator? Our Personal Chef services are perfect for:

  • Busy families
  • New moms
  • Working professionals
  • Elderly parents
  • You!

Make seasonal, stress-free eating a priority in 2017 with our Personal Chef services. Call us this week to get your Austin Artisan Gift Certificate in time for Christmas!