When you’re chatting with your wedding chef or caterer, you’ll of course get fabulous ideas for creating your cocktail party and reception menus, but there’s something else that wedding chefs ‘bring to the table’ if you just ask: ideas on chef-worthy wedding registry items to turn your kitchen into a Top Chef kitchen. Chefs, after all, know the best kitchen gadgets and appliances that turn your meals and party fare into spectacular dishes, and they’re happy to suggest some of their favorite kitchen items to add to your gift registry list now.

Executive Chef Bill Zucosky of Westminster Hotel Weddings suggests Attachments to your kitchen stand mixer. Every wedding couple, it seems, loves to put that pricy stand mixer on their registry, but the top brands in stand mixers only come with a few basic attachments. Looking at the KitchenAid® stand mixer, you’ll see that it comes with a flat beater, dough hook, wire whip, and pouring shield. That’s a good start, and fine if you plan to make a lot of bread dough and whipped cream all the time. But a healthy and impressive home kitchen turns out far more than that!

Chef Zucosky says, “My favorites are the pasta attachment, which helps making pasta at home a breeze, and the meat grinder attachment to make your own burgers out of any type of protein you desire! Or tofu!”

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Now, you’re cooking! Homemade pasta and your own special blend of meats for tastier, fresher, juicier burgers? Good food is a cornerstone of your happily-ever-after dreams, and you’ll spend lots of time together in the kitchen, whipping up delectable culinary dishes for your own enjoyment, and also to make those parties and family holidays truly stand out.

Here are some other stand mixer attachments to add to your wedding gift registry:

  • Specialty pasta attachment set to make angel hair, thick noodle, fettuccine and spaghetti via rollers and cutters, plus a ravioli maker

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  • Citrus juicer
  • Fruit and vegetable strainer/grinder
  • Slicer and shredder discs
  • Grain mill, Perfect for making your own flour from grains for fresh bread, tortillas and pitas

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  • Sausage stuffer
  • Blending rod for soups and liquids
  • Ice cream maker bowl

And don’t forget other accessories that will make your new gourmet capabilities even easier:

  • Pasta drying rack
  • Extra bowls
  • Extra beaters and whisks

In addition to turning your kitchen into a chef’s kitchen, adding these items to your registry is a huge favor to your wedding guests, since the prices are often quite affordable, and since guests love to give kitchen-centric gifts to enhance your married lifestyle.

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Photos courtesy of Westminster Hotel Weddings

Talk to your wedding chef to get suggestions on attachments, and also ask for suggestions on cutlery, since chefs know their knives. Every time you use your kitchen gear, you’ll be reminded of your exciting wedding planning season, and how fabulous it was to work with your chef on your perfect wedding menu.

Ms Gingham says: Great idea!

About Sharon: Sharon Naylor is the author of over 35 wedding books, including her newest: “The Bride’s Guide to Freebies” and “Bridesmaid on a Budget.” Her two books for the mothers of the bride and groom are bestsellers, and she has appeared on such top shows as Good Morning America, ABC News, Lifetime, Inside Edition and more – sharing tips and insider secrets to help you plan your dream wedding on a budget, personalized to your love story. Visit her site Sharon Naylor for more on her books, free worksheets and appearances. She lives in Morristown, NJ with her husband Joe and is at work on her next two wedding books.