Is a Foodie on your holiday gift list?

Aspiring chefs and folks who simply like all kinds of great food love receiving food-related gifts.  Odds are you probably have at least one “Foodie” on your list. Answer these five questions to identify that gourmet guru!

  1. Does he or she know the names of famous chefs and the restaurants they own?
  2. Has he or she ever made you a dish that was cooked using sous vide?
  3. Does he or she say words like “reduction,” “herbaceous,” or “palate?”
  4. Can he or she name more spices than salt, pepper and chili powder?
  5. Does he or she watch one or more cooking shows religiously?


If you answered “yes” to two or more of these questions, then you are sure to delight them with a food related gift.  Foodie gift-getters not only strive for culinary perfection and the perfect dining experience, but they are also creative artists looking for inspiration to hone their craft.


Do you have a gifted cook on your list who prefers spending time in the powdery deliciousness of confectionery delights while pushing the senses with groundbreaking recipes? Perhaps the party planner on your list is looking for the sparkle of the holidays to liven up any party.  Luckily there are amazing gifts for both of them and many more as you walk along the diverse shopping at Town Center of Virginia Beach.


To aid you in your quest to find the perfect present for the cooks and party planners in your life, we’ve compiled a list of foodie gift ideas from Town Center businesses. Check out these culinary-inspired suggestions available at Town Center of Virginia Beach.



Staub Cast-Iron Essential French Oven: Williams Sonoma Virginia Beach

Long considered the workhorse in the kitchen, the French Oven is versatile for use between your stove top and oven. For serious cooks looking to raise the bar on soups and stews, or roasting and bread-making, the Staub Cast-Iron Essential French Oven can do it all for your upcoming holiday spread.  With the delightful enamel coloring and a pine tree or stag design, this Williams Sonoma Virginia Beach cast-iron oven will be a stunning addition to any table.


Greenpan® Nonstick 10-Piece Set: West Elm Virginia Beach

The home chef can benefit from the even cooking and the ease of a non-stick surface. Add in the use of recycled materials in the creation of this 10-piece cookware set for the chef looking to make a positive impact on the environment, and you’ve got the perfect gift available at West Elm Virginia Beach. Looking to gift a smaller set to that special cook on your gift list? West Elm has just the present in the Greenpan® Nonstick Frying Pan Set or the Greenpan® Nonstick 11″ Grill Pan With Handles.






Complementary Holiday Decor: Anthropologie Virginia Beach

No dinner party is complete without the perfect cocktail glasses and plates adorned with gold-gilded gorgeousness from Anthropologie Virginia Beach. Whether you adopt some adorable penguin plates or bright, quartz coasters for your party host’s table, it is sure to look merry and bright for years to come.


Mix & Match Holiday Collection– Pottery Barn

Does your list include mugs to serve hot cocoa or egg nog to guests? Holiday-inspired, hand-painted mugs create a cute and cozy atmosphere for any gathering. Maybe the host on your list prefers a nostalgic trip down memory lane? Pottery Barn’s Nostalgic Santa Collection is an illustrated stoneware collection inspired by vintage prints that will be the hit of any celebration.




Southern Recipe Cookbooks- Tupelo Honey Virginia Beach

Whether southern cooking is a tradition for the chef in your life, or they’re hoping to expand in the niche, Tupelo Honey Virginia Beach has the perfect cookbook for your gift list. The three cookbooks contain recipes that mirror the restaurant’s southern food and craft cocktails. Each book contains specialty recipes from either the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, or southern small plates and cocktails, and you can mix and match them for discounts.

With an innate love for feeding and hosting others, the home chef and entertainer in your life can use a variety of tools and seasonal settings in their kitchen. Visit Town Center of Virginia Beach to find the perfect gifts for the chef, baker, host, and party lover on your list today.