Culinary Christmas: Chef Kari’s Holiday Gift Guide

December 7, 2017 by Kari Karch

Gifts for that special chef or foodie in your life can be easily whipped up this year with my handy gift-giving guide. These 12 culinary tokens of appreciation will delight and dazzle even the pickiest of chefs. Oh and you might want to double-click on the quantity button to treat yourself to a little something special this year. After all, you deserve it. Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Kenmore Stand Mixer: Hands down the best gift I was ever given when I started my culinary career. I had always admired the versatility of a heavy-duty stand mixer and when I received my first one for Christmas 18 years ago, I never strayed from the best. Kenmore’s stand mixer is not only great for baking cakes, cookies, and pies, it’s perfect for making chicken salad sandwiches, homemade breads, and a zesty guacamole. Possibilities are endless with the new attachments like pasta maker and sausage grinder. Just make sure to invite me over for some homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Kenmore 45 Bottle Wine Chiller: Sometimes I cook with wine, I even add it to the food. This Kenmore 45 bottle stainless steel wine chiller creates the perfect environment for keeping all your vintages in the same great condition they were the day you brought them home. With digital climate controls, this chiller replicates conditions you’d find in a wine cellar, but in a lot less space and with a lot more control. You can adjust the interior climate as outside conditions change, giving you absolute control at all times. Wine lover present…check.

Kenmore 10-Pc. Stainless Steel Cookware Set: A great set of pots and pans can last a lifetime and any well-seasoned chef would agree. Give your culinary star this Kenmore 10 piece cookware set and watch them dazzle you with their skills in the kitchen. Most chefs prefer stainless because it retains a high temperature and provides even surface cooking. A perfect 10!

Kenmore Dutch Oven: Not sure how I would have gone one more minute in my cooking career without the sheer excitement I get every time I cook in my Kenmore Dutch Oven. This 7 quart cast iron beauty is what every chef needs in the kitchen to perfect their signature soup, braise a tasty lamb shank, or sauté up their special greens recipe. And the price point is surely not to be missed compared to other cast iron cookware.

Kenmore Elite Blender with Single Serve Cup: Give your culinary master a gift that helps his or her creative juices blend together this year. This Kenmore Elite Blender is paired with a single-serve cup to whip up a healthy smoothie (I have plenty of recipes!). I personally love to puree bisques, make homemade pesto, and test out frozen libations in this guy.

Happy holidays!

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.