What Professional Foodies Want for Christmas

If you are curious about what professional chefs, mixologists and sommeliers want for the holidays, check out this great list compiled by Star Chefs.

Chef and Pastry Chef Gifts
Ticket to 2012 Barbecue Summer Camp at Texas A&M Meat Science Department

WHAT: Ticket to 2012 Barbecue Summer Camp at Texas A&M Meat Science Department
PRICE TAG: $495 for Foodways Texas members
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 Houston Rising Star Chef Randy Evans of Haven – Houston, TX

Chicken coop accessories: hanging watering cans, large galvanized cans for storage of food and shavings, and feeders

WHAT: Chicken coop accessories: hanging watering cans, large galvanized cans for storage of food and shavings, and feeders
PRICE TAG: $15.98 to $35.99
WHOSE WISH LIST: Chef and Restaurateur Renee Erickson of Boat Street Cafe, Boat Street Pickles, and The Walrus and the Carpenter – Seattle, WA
HOLIDAY WISH: For “my new chicken coop to be finished.”

Adrian Camut Calvados

WHAT: Adrian Camut Calvados
PRICE TAG: $66.99
WHOSE WISH LIST: Chef and Restaurateur Renee Erickson of Boat Street Cafe, Boat Street Pickles, and The Walrus and the Carpenter – Seattle, WA
HOLIDAY WISH: “To buy Adrian Camut Calvados here in Washington, now that we have the new liquor law … rather than hauling it home from France.”

In lieu of an actual meal at Montreal's Au Pied de Cochon, one can get one of their rad t-shirts online

WHAT: “In lieu of an actual meal at Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon, one can get one of their rad t-shirts online.”
PRICE TAG: $30.00 Canadian
WHOSE WISH LIST: Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin – New York, NY

The chef-designed bags from Vaughn Trannon

WHAT: “The chef-designed bags from Vaughn Trannon. I bought one of these last year, and I use it a ton. Perfect for traveling with ingredients and equipment.”
PRICE TAG: $139.00
WHOSE WISH LIST: Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin – New York, NY

Hawaiian ice shaver

WHAT: Hawaiian ice shaver
PRICE TAG: $17.95
WHOSE WISH LIST: Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges – New York, NY

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

WHAT: Le Creuset Dutch Oven
PRICE TAG: $129.95
WHOSE WISH LIST: Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges – New York, NY

Big Green Egg

WHAT: Big Green Egg
PRICE TAG: $540.00
WHOSE WISH LIST: Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges – New York, NY

Mixo Gifts

Yarai Mixing Glass

WHAT: Yarai Mixing Glass
PRICE TAG: $52.95
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 Houston Rising Star Mixologist Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar & Refuge – Houston, TX

Sony - Alpha NEX-5 14.2-Megapixel Digital Camera

WHAT: Sony – Alpha NEX-5 14.2-Megapixel Digital Camera
PRICE TAG: $649.99
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 New York Rising Star Mixologist Leo Robitschek of Eleven Madison Park – New York, NY
HOLIDAY WISH: “To take great cocktail and food shots.”

Bottle of Sanbitter

WHAT: Bottle of Sanbitter would be an awesome bartender stocking stuffer … if bartenders do that kind of thing.”
PRICE TAG: $11.49 for pack of 10
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 Houston Rising Star Mixologist Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar & Refuge – Houston, TX

Polyscience Sous Vide Professional Immersion Circulator

WHAT: Polyscience Sous Vide Professional Immersion Circulator
PRICE TAG: $799.95
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 New York Rising Star Mixologist Leo Robitschek of Eleven Madison Park – New York, NY

Julabo MB Heating Immersion Circulator

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Julabo MB Heating Immersion Circulator
PRICE TAG: $1,411

Somm Gifts

Vinotemp

WHAT: “A small Vinotemp for my home wine storage.”
PRICE TAG: $455.99
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 Chicago Rising Star Sommelier Rachael Lowe of Sixteen at the Trump International Hotel & Tower – Chicago, IL

Burgundy wine glasses

WHAT: Burgundy wine glasses
PRICE TAG: $193.19
WHOSE WISH LIST: 2011 Chicago Rising Star Sommelier Rachael Lowe of Sixteen at the Trump International Hotel & Tower – Chicago, IL

El Maestro Sierra Amontillado 1830 Vinos Viejos Sherry

WHAT: El Maestro Sierra Amontillado 1830 Vinos Viejos Sherry
PRICE TAG: $99.97
WHOSE WISH LIST: Sommelier Kerin Auth of Tinto Fino – New York, NY

Code38 Pro Wine Key

WHAT: Code38 Pro Wine Key
PRICE TAG: $225
WHOSE WISH LIST: Sommelier Alexander LaPratt of db Bistro Moderne – New York, NY

Laguiole Champagne Saber

WHAT: Laguiole Champagne Saber
PRICE TAG: $299.95
WHOSE WISH LIST: Sommelier Alexander LaPratt of db Bistro Moderne – New York, NY



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