Birthday Gift Ideas for Chefs & Foodies

The Mystery Box – a box of seemingly random ingredients from which contestants must formulate a gourmet meal is a popular challenge in reality cooking shows, such as Top Chef and MasterChef, and it is undoubtedly the most exciting.

Hickory Farms gourmet gift baskets  can infuse a bit of fun in a gathering of your culinary-inclined friends as you create your own fun cooking challenges. If you have a friend or family member who is an aspiring or amateur chef, why not give a birthday gift that inspires with a fruit gift box or food gift ideas?

Imagine all the fun an at-home chef could have with the Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box as the inspiration for a cooking challenge. This luscious, fresh fruit basket contains red and green Bartlett Pears, Fuji Apples, a Granny Smith Apple, Navel Oranges, kiwis, and a mango. And these are not your average pieces of fruit. These gorgeous fruits are fit for a top executive chef. From summer salads to sweet and savory sauces to decadent desserts, a creative cook has many ways to turn this gourmet food gift into a culinary work of art.

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Gourmet food gifts from Hickory Farms.

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Gourmet meat from Hickory Farms. (Photo via My Recipes)

A gourmet food basket makes a great gift for those who love to entertain. Every host or hostess likes to be equipped to throw parties and get-togethers with plenty of flavor and style. Because when it comes to entertaining, presentation is just as important as taste.

A selection of gourmet meats, gourmet cheeses and condiments that can instantly create a delicious and beautiful spread makes a wonderful gift for those who love to play host. Better yet, our Family Favorites Gift Box, which includes meat, cheeses and even Mini Melt Away Mints, has everything you would need to throw an impromptu gathering.

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Gourmet food baskets from Hickory Farms.

Another great foodie gift for cooks and entertainers is gourmet nuts. Our Colossal Cashews Gift Tin is filled with only the freshest of cashews that are lightly sprinkled with just the right amount of sea salt. They are perfect for a gourmet recipe or simply for placing on the bar for guests. Roasted nuts are always an easy and tasty treat that chefs of any skill level can whip up for an event. This cinnamon roasted cashews recipe, for example, is so simple, yet so delicious!


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Gourmet nuts from Hickory Farms. (Photo via Work It Mom)

What do you think are the best birthday gifts for chefs and foodies? Share with us your ideas in a comment below.

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