Food Department Holiday Giveaway: Hotel San Jose Kitchen Favorites

December 9, 2015 | By | Comments (40)

San Jose Kitchen Favorites

As a present to our readers, Southern Living’s food department will be giving away three packages from some of our favorite Southern companies. Our second package from the Bunkhouse Group is a $250 gift set filled with kitchen favorites from Austin, Texas’ very hip Hotel San Jose including a Crisa glass set; Signature KKDW cheese board and spreader; engraved bottle opener; and Lou Lambert’s BIG RANCH BIG CITY cookbook.

To check out more gift sets from the Bunkhouse Group including robes from San Antonio’s Hotel Havana, bedding from the Saint Cecilia Hotel in Austin, and even a night’s stay in a teepee at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas, click here.

To enter, tell us who you would give this gift set to (It’s okay to answer with yourself!) in a comment below. We’ll pick a winner on December 11th, 2015 and ship it to you in time for Christmas. Click here for official rules.


  1. Allie F.

    If I won this amazing kitchen package from Hotel San Jose I would give it to my sweet boyfriend! He just moved into a new home and all these items would look perfect in his bar area. Next weekend we are joining some friends to do some wine tastings in the Austin area where he lives so these items from one of the local hotels would be fun to have! 🙂

    December 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm
  2. gail

    Shamefully (almost!) I’d keep everything for myself!!

    December 11, 2015 at 1:25 am
  3. John Prather

    I collect cheese boards so I wil keep it for myself. The rest of the items I would gift to my friend. She collects glasses and cook books. She has a large collection of cook books and a great southern cook. It would make the perfect hostess gifts to her when I go over for her open house.

    December 10, 2015 at 11:35 pm
  4. Leah H.

    My parents would love this gift set!

    December 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm
  5. Janice

    I am a nurse and would take this lovely gift to our local hospital on Christmas day. I’d give it to a fellow nurse or staff member who is unselfishly working hard and spreading Christmas cheer to our patients. I’d throw in a nice bottle of wine to be opened with the engraved bottle opener after he/she is done with their shift.

    December 10, 2015 at 8:24 pm
  6. Julie

    My husband and I moved to a new state. We are 1000’s of miles from our families, but thankfully we have been “adopted” by our neighbors. They’ve shown us the true meaning of “southern hospitality” and I’d love to give this to them to show our appreciation.

    December 10, 2015 at 8:18 pm
  7. Lacey

    Ooh! It would be hard to part with this.

    December 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm
  8. Steve T.

    I would give it to my son as he would really love this as a gift.

    December 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  9. Susie Carlson

    I would gift it to my brother and sister in law for hosting our family gatherings since Dad passed away. They are always so gracious to fill up their home with family. This would be perfect.

    December 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  10. Cathy B*****y

    I would gift this to a very special man in my life, Rich! Think it would be perfect for his condo. Cathy B

    December 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm
  11. Lizana

    I’d give it to my mom. She’s a native Texan and lived only there until three years ago. We moved her up here to the Pacific Northwest to be near us for health and safety reasons (and we love having her near). But she still misses Texas and this package would be a great comfort and token from her (and my) home state.

    December 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm
  12. Susan St. Andrew

    I would happily accept this gift from myself as a beautiful means to fuel my flourishing cheese addiction! Thank you 🙂

    December 10, 2015 at 10:27 am
  13. Caroline Carquillat

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this awesome set for our new ranch!! First, I love the cheese board, I am from France and I NEED a beautiful cheese board like this one! Second, we just bought a land here in Fort Worth, TEXAS, to build the farm house of our dreams and this “Big Ranch Big City” COOKBOOK would absolutely be fabulous for our new lifestyle 😉 !! Thank you!

    December 10, 2015 at 9:23 am
  14. Birdie

    My husband

    December 10, 2015 at 8:49 am
  15. Kathleen

    My boss. He & his family love to entertain.

    December 10, 2015 at 8:11 am
  16. Karen

    My boyfriend! I just got him a bar cart and this would pair perfectly with it.

    December 10, 2015 at 7:40 am
  17. benita

    My mom

    December 10, 2015 at 6:26 am
  18. Laura Gee

    It would be for me, all the way! I would wrap it up and pretend I must have a secret admirer!

    December 10, 2015 at 4:39 am
  19. Jessica Sigfrid

    I would gift it to my mom because she always works so hard to give us a great meal!

    December 10, 2015 at 1:53 am
  20. Mk Poff

    I need to be honest…I would be the one of my friends and close relatives who would enjoy this item the most. I am the cook and baker and read cookbooks like others read non-fiction books.

    December 10, 2015 at 12:31 am
  21. Anna Kline

    I would give this to my boyfriend. He’s the man who masterminds the meals in our house! He would really enjoy this. Heck, we both would 😉

    December 10, 2015 at 12:19 am
  22. Tracy Miller

    I would give this gift set to my daughter. She is finishing her last few classes before graduating from college and will be moving to her own place very soon! It would be nice to set her up with some stylish, but functional items.

    December 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm
  23. Elizabeth T

    I nominate me self. So I can become a domestic goddess. I’m hosting Christmas at my own home this year…for the first time…and would love some kitchen swag!

    December 9, 2015 at 11:44 pm
  24. AngelaS

    To my cousin Val, who cooks and sets a beautiful table (v those of us who think heavy duty paper plates with a design make the meal festive)

    December 9, 2015 at 10:54 pm
  25. Jenn H

    My Mom!

    December 9, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  26. Maureen

    I would love for myself but my mother was born and raised in Texas so perhaps I would share.

    December 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm
  27. LaLa

    Do I have to give it away!?! Okay… okay… I won’t be selfish, especially since Father Christmas may be watching. I would give it to my future daughter-in-law who is quickly filling her hope chest.

    December 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm
  28. Jennifer Klein

    Me! Looks amazing!

    December 9, 2015 at 6:14 pm
  29. Kim G

    Selfish, so I’d probably keep it for us. I would share the love by entertaining family and using my winnings!

    December 9, 2015 at 5:37 pm
  30. Lynn Welch

    I would give MOST of the gift to my sister, who lives in Carrboro, NC–a great town for foodies. I know she would love the cheese board and spreader, glasses, and opener. (So would I, but it is better to give than receive–especially at Christmas.) Since she is a vegetarian, I can justify keeping the cookbook–which must include fabulous beef recipes–for myself.

    December 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm
  31. Joanna Jones

    I’m hard to buy for and this would be great gift for ME!

    December 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm
  32. Robin

    Myself! Always cooking, whether it’s for myself, family, friends or all the above. 🙂

    December 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm
  33. Janice Gallaway

    I would like to say my daughter, but honestly, I think we might have to split it! How cool it is!

    December 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm
  34. Kelly E.

    This might be one I keep! I {heart} all things Texas.

    December 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm
  35. clmdukes

    I cannot tell a lie, I want it for MYSELF!!!!

    December 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  36. James Osier

    I would gladly wrap this up and stick it under the tree, addressed to me. Then when I open it up on Christmas morning (alone, alas) I could use the opener to pop the cork on a nice bottle and pour a glass, set out some cheese on the board to nosh on, then whip up something tasty from the book. Sounds like it would make for a great holiday, for me!

    December 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm
  37. karen s

    Oh this one is easy! I would gift this to my next door neighbor and best friend Beth who is from Texas. She reminds me weekly how much she misses it. She’s also very big on entertaining and loves to collect cookbooks. Perfect!

    December 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  38. Rachel Castillo

    It would be a gift to myself.

    December 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm
  39. Linda Haley

    Hmmm…. I might be tempted to keep this one. Or enter it in the family Dirty Santa stash to make it exciting.

    December 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  40. gmcl

    My daughter

    December 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm

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