Chef tools for kids!

It’s autumn: What better time to get the kids in the kitchen?

And what better tools than the Le Petit Chef set from Opinel.

Minnesota Parent’s 8-year-old tester (not exactly a huge culinary-arts enthusiast) loved this stainless steel knife-peeler set.

Each tool encourages proper hand positioning with strategically placed learning rings that prevent slipping. 

There’s also a finger guard for added safety.

But take care, Opinel warns: “This isn’t a toy; it’s a knife sharp enough to prep vegetables and help prepare dinner or a snack alongside an adult.” 

Supervision is recommended for all ages. 

Are you already holiday shopping for the little sous chefs in your life?

This gift set is $49. However, you can buy the pieces separately, too — $35 for the knife and finger guard and $15 for the peeler. 

See or or look for products by Opinel (famous for its French-made folding picnic knives) at Cooks of Crocus Hill and Askov Finlayson in the Twin Cities.  

Win the set (in photo)!

Send a snapshot of your kid helping out in the kitchen — chopping veg, frosting cookies, tasting batter, even doing the dishes — to with the subject line: OPINEL by Oct. 31.

You must include your kid’s name, age in photo, city of residence and a caption to be eligible to win! Photos and captions may be published in a future issue of Minnesota Parent!