One of the most important kitchen tools for the professional chef are their knives. Good cutlery is critically important. We recommend Mercer Cutlery, which is used in culinary academies across the country - our favorite is the Mercer 7-piece Forged Knife Roll Set.
Also from Mercer, we recommend the 7" Santoku Knife with it's beautiful wood handle and high quality stainless steel blade. This knife has a limited, lifetime warranty.
Other ideas include the Vollrath Mirage Cadet Countertop Induction Range. While you may not be familiar with induction cooking, you can bet that your Chef is! There are several benefits to induction cooking - no flame, extremely fast to heat up and precise temperature control. They are also energy efficient. This Vollrath model is NSF listed, features 20 power levels and has a 1 year warranty.
There are more ideas available in our gift guide section. You may want to take a look at the following guides: