Do you have a budding Bobby Flay in your friendship group? A wannabe Wolfgang Puck? Someone who wants to be the next Nigella Lawson — or at least that’s what impression they give off every time you have a potluck?
Finding the perfect gift for your friends who are amateur chefs (or actual chefs) doesn’t have to mean hours spent on Amazon or endlessly racking your brain. Hint: There is no such thing as an Egyptian garlic crusher.
For the best Christmas gifts for the foodie in your life, Gourmet Warehouse has all the goods.
Looking to up your master chef friend’s kitchen game? Maybe even though they think they’re the next Guy Fieri, they’ve been hanging onto the same saucepan ever since it lost its non-stick surface two years ago — and they’d definitely appreciate an upgrade.
Or perhaps you’re looking to get them something exciting and niche, like a fondue pot or a paella pan. Someone really special might even get a Le Creuset pot (they’re currently on sale at Gourmet Warehouse). These double as amazing cookware and beautiful serve ware.
For the caffeine fanatics
Looking for the ideal gift for someone who is a big believer in beans? Gourmet Warehouse has a huge selection of coffee machines, like the trendy Musa stovetop percolator or trusty AeroPress.
Is your friend more into tea leaves than coffee beans? Check out these adorable Silicone Tea Infusers in the shape of a manatea.
For the friend who is less into whipping up savoury stuff and more about that sweet life — get them something to step up their patisserie game. Whether it’s a kit to make their own gummy bears and gummy worms (gasp!), a pro silicone muffin pan, or a baking sheet with embedded silicone, Gourmet Warehouse has it all.
Give the gift of actually cooking
And last but definitely not least, if your friend is passionate about cooking, it’s likely they would love the opportunity to learn how to be doing it better. Know a croissant enthusiast? They might be interested in learning how to make some for themselves in Pastry 201. Is your friend super into soup? A stock masterclass might be right up their alley.
Whichever one you think would suit them best, Gourmet Warehouse has a selection of incredible classes to help your friend get one step closer to their celebrity chef status.
That special someone in your life deserves the best, and there’s plenty to choose from at Gourmet Warehouse. Visit in-store to browse the awesome selection of gifts — you really never know what you’re going to find!
Address: 1340 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Regular Hours: Every day, 10 am to 6 pm
Holiday Hours: December 4 to 23
- Weekdays: 10 am to 8 pm
- Weekends: 9 am to 6 pm
- Christmas Eve: 8:30 am to 3 pm