Christopher Kostow: Ateco 4" Baker's Spatula

Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood (St. Helena, CA)

Used primarily to frost cakes, this offset spatula has a thin blade that's been adopted by savory chefs for everything from plating to leveling ingredients. Plus Kostow digs the Ateco's aesthetic. "I like the handle and the logo," he says.

Try this: Use it to flip small fish like sardines in a grill pan. [$2; webrestaurantstore.com]