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Old 10-30-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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7 year old wants to be a chef

My nephews' son has announced he wants to become a famous chef

Ok, he may change his mind a million times, but it's his birthday soon, and I wanted some suggestions for a young boy who aspires to become a chef. He loves foodnetwork, and certain chefs.

My first thoughts are measuring spoons, and cups, a rolling pin, an apron, and a childs level cook book. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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ChefWear has pint size chef duds! Cutest things you've ever seen.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:33 PM   #3
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wooden spoon, mixing bowl, rubber scraper, tongs. apron, jacket, toque, and make sure his parents include him in cooking whenever possible. If he's precoscious, the books will come soon enough.
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Apron and a cooking for kids book. Plus a few special ingredients like chocolate vermicelli and fancy paper bun cases.
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Amber - I think you thought of all the "must haves" for an aspiring young chef!!!!
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:53 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:32 PM   #7
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A couple of years ago a friend's 7-year-old grandson, who always showed a great interest in cooking, expressed a desire to be a chef, too. My friend gave the boy a copy of Emeril Lagasse's book, There's Chef in My Family, and the boy loved it. Has cooked nearly everything in the book. You might want to add this book to your list of goodies.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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Alton Brown DVD's (if he enjoys science as well).

I would steer clear of chefs cloths though. While it is a very good thought, very few 7 year old boys want cloths as a gift, even if it has something to do with a hobby they enjoy. There are exceptions of course (especially with sports), but usually cloths are not what they really want.

Of course you know him much better than us so he may love some pint sized chefs cloths.
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Thanks for the tip on the book Katie! I'll take a trip to Borders. GB, you might be right about the cloth items. I was thinking he would like it, but boys probably prefer utensils. He does like Science and Math so that DVD might be a good idea.
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Another good idea since he watches the shows is a "cookbook" that he can make up and write with his own rec.'s in it - Then he can make copies and give "HIS" cookbook as Christmas or another holiday gift
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