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Best Father's Day Gift Ideas - For Cooking Dads

Updated on March 22, 2013

Father's Day Gifts for Fathers Who Like To Cook (even if they can't ;) )

Here are the best Father's Day gifts for Dads who like to cook! From the Master Chef Dad ... to Barbeque Dad .... to the "I make a mean grilled cheese sandwich" Dad ... this selection of Father's Day gift ideas caters for Dads of all cullinary abilities and experience! Here you'll find ideas, not only for the gifts themselves, but ideas of how to present them in a fun and unusual way for Dad this Father's Day. Father's Day 2012 is June 17th. Make this one his best ever! :)


Image: "Caution: Dad is Cooking" Apron

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Master Chef Dad

Father's Day Gifts for the Dad who's a bit of a dab-hand in the kitchen!

Most of the Dads I know don't enjoy *having to* cook - you know, the kind of everyday cooking most Moms are asigned to, but they LOVE cooking special meals. It becomes a big production, with stuff everywhere - recipe books, ingredients (some that aren't even needed for that dish), a glass of something, music, and a loooooong preparation time. I only allow my partner to cook when I know we have no time constraints - and we've had a snack earlier! :)

So, for your Master Chef Dad - the Dad that loves to cook with great style, aplomb and flair, here are some Father's Day gifts that'll get him messing up the kitchen (or garden) again. :)

Meat Eater's Apron - For the Cooking Dad who is proud to prepare meat dishes.

"If God intended us to be vegetarian, why did he make animals out of meat?" Apron
"If God intended us to be vegetarian, why did he make animals out of meat?" Apron

A great Father's Day gift for the proudly carnivorous cooking Dad..... The text on this apron says: "If God had intended us to be vegetarians, why did he make animals out of meat?"

The image is a whole cow, on a plate with a knife and fork... make sure any vegetarian friends and family have a good sense of humor before you choose this gift ;)

"If God intended us to be vegetarian, why did he make animals out of meat?" Apron

Father's Day Gifts for the Master Chef Dad - Great ideas for gifts you can order online in time for Father's Day.

Underwraps Costumes Men's Cook Costume - Master Chef, White/Black, One Size
Underwraps Costumes Men's Cook Costume - Master Chef, White/Black, One Size

Heh heh heh.... if you think he's really serious about getting into the role! ;)

 
Calculated Industries KitchenCalc 8305 PRO Master Chef Edition Recipe Conversion Calculator with Dual Digital Timer
Calculated Industries KitchenCalc 8305 PRO Master Chef Edition Recipe Conversion Calculator with Dual Digital Timer

Allowing cooking Dad to concentrate on what he enjoys most - cooking - rather than being bogged down by calculations and conversions, this is a wonderful gift for him! Easy to use, it's also durable and accurate. Includes recipe scaling and portion sizing, has a dual digital timer feature which keeps elapsed time even while doing other calculations. The measurement conversion feature quickly converts U.S. and foreign weights and measures (in fractions or decimal values). User's guide and long-life lithium battery included.

 
Gourmet Chef: Cook Your Way To Fame - Nintendo DS
Gourmet Chef: Cook Your Way To Fame - Nintendo DS

For the VIRTUAL Master Chef Dad - to avoid getting his hands (and your kitchen!) dirty ;)

 
Cooking With Master Chefs
Cooking With Master Chefs

This book allows you to look inside it on Amazon. It might be an idea to check that there are recipes you like before getting it for him. ;)

 
See Dad Cook: The Only Book a Guy Needs to Feed Family and Friends (and Himself)
See Dad Cook: The Only Book a Guy Needs to Feed Family and Friends (and Himself)

Featuring 125 easy but tasty recipes, this is a perfect gift for the Dad who likes to mess about in the kitchen a bit, but is no Master Chef. A great way for Dad to impress the family - including in-laws! - with minimal effort and maximum effect! It includes great simple tips to make food preparation and cooking much quicker and easier. Considering its low price, you could team it up with a couple of other small gifts as well - perhaps a fun apron, or a gadget that makes cooking more fun. :)

 

Recipe Conversion Calculator with Dual Digital Timer

Recipe Conversion Calculator with Dual Digital Timer
Recipe Conversion Calculator with Dual Digital Timer
Calculated Industries KitchenCalc 8305 PRO Master Chef Edition Recipe Conversion Calculator with Dual Digital Timer
Calculated Industries KitchenCalc 8305 PRO Master Chef Edition Recipe Conversion Calculator with Dual Digital Timer

A fantastic gift for anyone who cooks - especially for Dad - this calculator does just about everying for you! Converting all kinds of measurements, temperatures, and even pinches and dashes! It also calculates increases and decreases in measurements for specific portions. And on top of that, it also functions as an ordinary calculator, has a large, tilting display, and a protective keypad cover for keeping it clean in the ktchen.

 
The Ultimate Guide to a Delicious Backyard BBQ - For Barbeque Dad!
The Ultimate Guide to a Delicious Backyard BBQ - For Barbeque Dad!

The I'm-not-a-master-chef-but-I-like-to-mess-around-with-food-a-bit Dad

Fun gifts for the Dad who likes to dabble with food... rather than being a dab-hand at it as such...

You know this Dad - he likes to mess around a bit in the kitchen, he's enthusiastic, but not serious enough to be a Master Chef Dad. He likes to make just as much of a mess, but in a more relaxed kind of way. Waffles, barbeques, peanut butter sandwiches... the odd boiled egg....

Have a look at these ideas for fun Father's Day gifts for him...

Music to Cook By - A Really Cool Father's Day Gift Idea for Your Cooking Dad!

If your Dad's like most other Cooking Dads, he loves to have music on in the background while he's cooking. Jamie Oliver has compiled a fabulous "Music to Cook By" CD, which makes an Excellent and unexpected Father's Day gift!

Cooking For Dads - How to Make Coconut Fish

An Excellent - and fun - video showing Dads how to make a fabulous fish dish....

A Few Fun Father's Day Gift Ideas for Cooking Dads......

Make Father's Day Even More Special for Cooking Dad....

* If you see several items you like, and your budget allows, why not put together a fun pack for your Dad? For example, an Apron, Recipe Book, and Recipe Convertor - and include a few of the ingredients he'll need ... or Chef's Outfit and Fun With Food Gift Set... you get the idea....

* If you're giving your Dad a recipe book for Father's Day, why not cook something from it for him for a Father's Day meal? ... But do it badly... then suggest he shows you how it should be done! ;)

* Make a "restaurant" out of your dining room, porch, or yard. Put colorful tablecloths and vases of flowers out. Suggest your Dad use his new Father's Day gift/s to excel as a Guest Chef. Invite neighbors, friends and family over for the occasion so he can show off. Don't forget to play some appropriate background music... oh, and of course, the chef will need staff ;)

* Wrap your Father's Day gifts in a chef's hat.

Great Father's Day Gift Pack Idea for Cooking Dad - Make it extra special!

Arrange the Apron inside the Chef's Hat, and nestle the recipe book in the middle. Serve on a tray with a card and a Huge Hug! :)

Dad's Own Cookbook
Dad's Own Cookbook

Unless I'm seeing things, this book is showing for sale at $0.01 on Amazon at the moment!

 

Another Fabulous Father's Day Gift Pack Idea for Chef Daddy....

Line the Pot with the Apron, and then arrange the other items between the folds of the apron. Serve with the lid on the pot, and a big (macho) bow tied 'round it! And, of course, a Huge Hug :)

Chicken Apron: "At Last, Some REAL Breasts in L.A."
Chicken Apron: "At Last, Some REAL Breasts in L.A."

Funny Chicken Apron

A funny gift for the I'm-not-a-master-chef-but-I-like-to-mess-around-with-food-a-bit Dad

Add your Dad's name to replace "John's" The text reads: "John's Fried Chicken. At last! Some REAL Breasts in L.A."

Thoughtful, serious and honest comment on the subject of plastic surgery in La-La Land ;) - for the Dad who likes to get a little silly in the kitchen.

Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale

Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale
Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale
Ozeri Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale, in Elegant Stainless Steel
Ozeri Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale, in Elegant Stainless Steel

Sleek and beautiful, this scale is as fast and accurate as it is good-looking! Top marks from reviewers in all departments, from looks to accuracy, to speed - High tech measuring at its best!

 

... And if You Want to Over-do it a Bit... And Your Budget Allows...

A Cooking Vacation in Italy for the Larger Budget Father's Day Gift...

"Join Chef Francesco Gardella in the town of Rapallo in the heart of the Riviera di Levante for a delightful hands-on cooking experience and discover the secrets of authentic Ligurian cuisine. Learn the art of preparing the perfect pesto sauce using local fragrant basil and delicately flavored Ligurian olive oil, and transform the abundance of fresh local ingredients into delicious dishes you'll look forward to recreating just as soon as you get home. Whether it be seafood, vegetables, or pasta, Francesco will teach you how to bring out the best in your ingredients with quick, easy cooking techniques that locals have been using for generations. Passion, creativity, and attention to detail are what Chef Francesco has learned from his culinary instructors, and is what he now shares with his students." - Click here to visit the Cooking Vacations Website

Program includes:

5 days and 4 nights B&B accommodation/based on double occupancy/3 star hotel

4 dinners

2 cooking classes

1 guided excursion to Cinque Terre

1 half-day guided excursion to Portofino

passages by train to Cinque Terre

1 taste of wines in Cinque Terre

entrance to "Via dell'Amore"

Transfer to/from the airport of Genoa

Program Price

$1795 per person based on double occupancy

Let us know how it goes if you do this. :)

Dad vs Mom in the Kitchen

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Yes, all the best chefs are men - must be a "male" thing.

Yes, all the best chefs are men - must be a "male" thing.

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Well, in our house, the cooking is definitely best left to Mom!

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What's the Most Unusual Gift Your Dad Has Been Given.... Until Now ;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas for Dads, men. :)

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      cr00059n 5 years ago

      I need to get on top of Father's Day Gifting Ideas. Nice way to start and finish the gifting process. Thanks!

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      Stoney2009 5 years ago

      Great gifts, I personally cook all the time for my family so I can say I'd recommend most of the stuff you have on here!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Great fun gifts! Some of these would make good birthday and Christmas gifts, too!

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      Odille Rault 7 years ago from Gloucester

      LOL!! I love that! I want one too! :)

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      parkmouse 7 years ago

      A fake fish displayed on a wooden board, and when you turn it on it starts moving and sings "don't worry, be happy".