This year the global pandemic really hit our industry hard: restaurants closed (some temporarily, others permanently), mass unemployment and the daily risk of just showing up. When doing your holiday shopping this year, consider buying hand crafted products from Chefs and their equally suffering purveyors – they have never needed your support more.
We put the call out for Chef produced products and we have gifts to help you check everyone off your list.
American Masala Shop
Chef Aarti Sanghavi’s Traditional and Non-Traditional Indian Spice Blends – Indian Flavors born with American Roots.
When Chef Tony Baker couldn’t find the high quality bacon he wanted for his restaurant, he made his own. Baker’s Bacon is made in California, dry cured and slowly smoked using real Applewood. We use only the highest quality, sustainably raised heritage-breed pork. There are no antibiotics or hormones, and it’s all 100% vegetarian fed, US family grown pork. Previously only available to restaurants, Baker did a COVID pivot and launched a website and bacon club. Try the sampler pack of unique cuts and experience bacon the way it’s supposed to be.
Big Bad Wolf Smoked Habanero & Witch’s Brew Smoked Habanero.
You know there’s always some down time in the kitchen. There happened to be a case of habanero peppers laying around that we needed to use up. So we decided to smoked them in a convection oven(everyone just loved that) and then developed a couple different hot sauces. That really is the difference between these sauces and the million other ones out there. It took some time and putting together the puzzle pieces of this type of business but we were able to finally get the sauces out on the market.
The main focus was to be on flavor and let the heat creep in later. It took a little bit of time to develop these sauces but it was definitely worth it. They are not your typical watery and vinegar based sauces. They are thicker and the smoke is subtle and hits you at just the right time.
Full line of BBQ sauces and pickles!! Blackberry Habanero BBQ Sauce, Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce, Carolina Stinger Vinegar BBQ Sauce, Smokehouse Hickory BBQ Sauce, Dank Dill Pickle Spears, Bread and Butter Pickle Chips.
How to buy: Currently taking orders through Social Media outlets, messenger, direct contact through email: email@example.com and IG: chef_eric_b
Toma Tu Chile
We are a small company that does flavored chili dips which can be enjoyed on the rim of your favorite beer or drink and can be used to dip any fruit. Flavors include mango, passion fruit, pineapple, fresa and tamarindo.
How to buy: We currently ship anywhere. We do have an $8 shipping fee and we also do local pick up and deliveries – we are located in Escondido, CA. Contact via IG: @tomatuchile_
Chef Scott Aviles specialty sauces
Providing specialty sauces and infused oils to enhance people’s cooking.
One-of-a-kind aprons. Relied upon and appreciated by renowned culinary professionals and home chefs alike, G.K.P. aprons are beautifully handcrafted by skilled artisans in California. Made with sustainable materials, they are not only practical and environmentally friendly – their unique design and colorways can elevate your kitchen experience!
We are an all gluten free product. We offer salad dressings, which are all vegan, as well as our cookies, keto and vegan treats. We use non-GMO, grass fed butter and organic eggs in our dairy products. Our products are carried in all Erewhon Markets in LA, Joi Cafe in Westlake Village, Joules and Watts Coffee in Malibu and in Soho New York at The Goods Mart.
This is a product of waste management. The potential for agricultural waste with restaurant closures felt insurmountable. We created a partnership with Prospect Jam to develop a line of heirloom vegetable based jams, jellies, and marmalades. We’ve created tomato marmalade from a single varietal heirloom, red pepper jelly from a mix of sweet red heirlooms, a red ace beet jam with cranberries, and French carrot marmalade with carrot cake spices and citrus.
Vegetables, best of the season from the farm that Chefs love
It’s been our ambition to send the ingredients we grow directly to homes. To nurture a direct relationship with more people would be a fulfillment of the reasons we farm. Covid-19 reshaped the nature of our objective from one of ambition, into one of need. A bucketload of vegetables harvested to order and delivered to your door overnight nationwide. We allow nature to select what goes in these boxes. The assortment changes with the seasons. Vegetable box sizes can change based on family sizes. Various produce assortments are available. Consider our website for recipes, tips and tricks.
Choice of 1 local product sourced from other local chefs (jelly/hot sauce), 1 black Chef Culture apron, 1 crimson red tweezer, 1 Chef Culture Christmas card, 1 Chef Culture thank you card – all in Chef Culture Christmas packaging.
Making Cuban and Caribbean desserts such has flan, tres leche, natilla, and guava cookies during the holidays I’m selling Coquito, which is a Puerto Rican holiday drink made with Rum, condensed milk and coconut milk.
How to buy: Best way is through DM or Text right off of my Instagram. Delivery is available. IG: @_tres_cafe
McQuade’s Celtic chutneys
A variety of flavored chutney-Fig ‘n ginger, Plum & black pepper, Apple & red chili, Melon & peach, Cranberry & tangerine and more.
A collection of 100+ greeting cards for foodies. With a watercolor painting of a dish on the cover, a corresponding recipe printed inside, and a perforated seam, the cards are more than just greeting cards – they become collectible, detachable recipe cards. The goal is also to cut down on the massive amount of waste in the greeting card industry – in fact all cards are packaged in plastic-free biodegradable packaging. My goal in creating Happy Cooking Cards is to provide the perfect card for people interested in cooking to share the magic of food with people they love and to have an interactive art and recipe collecting experience through the mail.
This is a product of relationships, compassion, dreams, and potential agricultural waste. We’ve partnered with Rare Tea Cellar (another purveyor deeply affected by restaurant closures) to produce a line of teas with ethereal ingredients from our farm and rare estate teas from around the world. This is a world class product available only as a result of waste management. We harvest microgreens, vegetables, flowers, and herbs and dry them slowly at the Culinary Vegetable Institute. We blend the teas and pack in house. We ship direct, nationwide.
This is an entire frame of honey as it comes from the hives. We are also the beekeepers on property. What was being used for buffets in Vegas and cheese carts in NYC is now the most epic centerpiece on your dining room table at home. Inspired by the iberico ham leg, this frame of honey is designed to be carved table side.
This year we have created tailor-made Christmas gift solutions for you to satisfy and surprise your special person with an Italian artisan gift box. Our Christmas boxes, depending on the solution you prefer, will consist of: artisan panettone, sparkling wine, spreadable cream, gourmet chocolate table, chocolate pralines,
How to buy: To buy your Christmas box you can do it from the shop on the website or contact us by: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or whats app: +39 3487939338
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Another amazing purveyor to the best Chefs that has been hit hard by the closing of restaurants. Grade-A Foie gras and an extensive line of prepared and ready to eat goodies!
Homemade edibles ranging from cookies, brownies, cereal treats, marshmallows, chamoy, infused salt and sugar. Individually sealed for freshness, using only premium cannabis from local dispensaries in Coachella valley. No seeds no stems just beautiful buds.
How to buy: Direct message on IG @mcjunkins_cannabis, I take payments through cash app and Venmo. I can also send any where in the US, preferably in legal states.
Dinner for Two Cookbook
A complete guide to the best date night dinner at home. You can make a great 3 course meal in the comfort and safety of your home. Dive into different recipes from around the world in a 3 course format.