by Joe Henry | November 21, 2017
With the holiday seasons come relatives and friends to entertain -- and the need for a cookware upgrade. As your incentive participants start thinking about their upcoming hosting obligations, make sure your incentive programs have tons of options to keep their kitchens fully supplied. 

One of the most high-end options one can redeem is Kitchen Aid's 10-piece triple-ply copper cookware set. Functionality aside, this is a unique-looking and beautiful set of cookware that will, even when not in use, ornament any kitchen. This 10-piece set includes two skillets, two saucepans with lids, a saute pan and a stockpot. And each piece is durable, with lids made of tempered glass and riveted stainless steel handles. Additionally, the saucepans and stockpots have etched markings to make it easy for foodies to measure liquids.

If copper isn't quite your color, there's also Cusinart's Professional Series stainless steel 13-piece cookware set. This set includes two skillets, a saucepan with a steamer, another saucepan with a strainer, a saute pan, a stockpot and a Dutch Oven. Each piece is made of stainless steel so if you need true performance, the Professional Series is true to its name. 

The bases are designed to heat fast and distribute that heat evenly, and its handles are ergonomically designed to be easy to grip and to stay cool even over a hot stovetop. Buy this cookware set and never buy another one again -- the Cuisnart Professional Series has a lifetime warranty.

Both cookware sets are available through PMC Almo.

For chefs who need a little help keeping food from sticking to their pots and pans, check out Calphalon's Contemporary Non-stick cookware set, which can be bought via Bed Bath and Beyond's corporate sales department. This set includes two omelet pans, two saucepans, a saute pan, a Dutch Oven and a stockpot. Most importantly, it has three layers of nonstick coating -- two for durability and the third for performance. Plus, they're dishwasher safe, made of hard-anodized aluminum, which makes this set extra-durable.

Finally, for chefs who are just starting out and need a more basic set, Incentive Concepts has a bundle of three different-sized skillets from the Lodge -- an 8-inch do-it-all skillet, a 10.25-inch cast iron skillet built to last and a 12-inch skillet for bigger meals. It's the perfect option for employees who just need the kitchen basics.