Celebrity Chef Barbie

September 15, 2008 · 25 comments · Print This Post

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The Erin Cooks Barbie

I saw this Celebrity Chef Barbie playset at Costco yesterday and I seriously almost bought it for myself. Then I remembered that I’m actually 28 years old and not 8. So sad…

Do you suppose this doll is some sort of Sandra Lee/Giada hybrid? The platinum haired Barbie’s go-go boots totally match the faux KitchenAid and the skirt is super short, but the v-neck top is a little too conservative to truly be you-know-who. Either way it’s pretty cool. I had a Barbie Hot Dog Stand when I was little and I played with that set for years and years. I loved setting up the stand. After I lined up all of the little sodas, buns, dogs, and french fries I always made sure to overcharge Ken and Skipper. What was your favorite foodie toy?

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1 bakingblonde September 15, 2008 at 8:08 am

I had the same hotdog stand!! The food was huge compared to the barbies. I actually still have it! ha ha.
I haven’t seen this new ‘celebrity’ chef barbie yet, what will they come up with next?

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2 megan September 15, 2008 at 8:30 am

I love her! I was a barbie player growing up. I’m tempted to buy her and I’m 48. :)

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3 Eden September 15, 2008 at 9:44 am

I’m trying to interest my five year old in this but I haven’t yet. My Barbies would have gotten good use out of that TV camera, that’s for sure.

I always wanted a play kitchen and never had one. I don’t think I had many foodie-related toys. I did like the kitchen that came with the 1980 Barbie Dreamhouse though. It was yellow & orange and you could open the oven door and it was a side-by-side refrigerator; only Fancy People ha a French door fridge back then ;)

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4 EB September 15, 2008 at 10:23 am

I saw this too! I couldn’t tell if I loved it or was a little scared by it. Alas…. I wasn’t allowed to play with Barbie as a kid so this may be the reason for the deep seeded, totally irrational fear.

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5 Jacki September 15, 2008 at 11:56 am

Check out http://www.mygirlgourmet.com. I didn’t have this when I was a kid but I bought it for my daughter so I could play with it!

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6 Lys September 15, 2008 at 12:04 pm

That’s too much! *LOL* I was such a Barbie fan as a kid, I probably would have bought it.

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7 kristin September 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I was a huge Barbie girl when I was young. I think I had about 75 Barbies. Gross right?? I still have about 40 of them in a Rubbermaid storage container. I had the hot dog stand too. I don’t think I still have it though. That celebrity chef Barbie is pretty cool though. Except for the skirt and boots. It would have been cool to see her in a chefs coat.

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8 Julie September 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Seriously? I can’t believe you didn’t buy this!!! Just knowing that you had this in your kitchen makes me feel like you would be complete :)

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9 rachel September 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm

I still have my Barbie kitchen (and all of the fake food/utentils that come with it.

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10 Darci September 15, 2008 at 4:14 pm

OMG!!! I totally have to go out and buy this. I was just at Costco and didn’t see it. I atleast can say it is for my daughter, even though it really is for me. I love it!

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11 Michelle September 15, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Good to see that barbie can cook and eat all of this and still maintain that figure – agh! At least they could’ve given her some chef pants and shoes. Who can cook in heels like that?!

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12 Allen of EOL September 15, 2008 at 9:07 pm

OMG — this is scary … if you remove the fridge and the food … it looks like, well … like foodporn without food :-)

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13 PaniniKathy September 16, 2008 at 1:27 am

They seriously made Celebrity Chef Barbie?!! Oh man…you should totally go back there and get her, Erin!

I can’t remember having any foodie toys, except maybe play doh? I know I had some kind of apparatus where you could squeeze the play doh through it and make “spaghetti”.

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14 michelle @ TNS September 18, 2008 at 11:45 am

i never had any foodie toys, there was no “hot dog stand my little pony,” and i played with jem instead of barbie because she was taller and had purple hair.

this is so…blech. of course we can’t just have “successful restaurateur barbie,” we have to have porny food network barbie. BLAH.

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15 Alejandra September 22, 2008 at 8:20 am

I had the Barbie Ice Cream Shoppe, which came with an actual ice cream maker that my mom and I used to make strawberry ice cream once. (My mom wasn’t much of a cook so I’m lucky i got to use it that one time.) It was cute…it had tiny cones and banana split plates that you could put little pink scoops of fake ice cream in.

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16 kat September 24, 2008 at 1:29 am

of course it was my easy bake oven!!

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17 Abbey September 25, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I really, really think you should have bought it! Maybe it’s just me, but I like to indulge in all of my childish whims even at 29.

My favorite foodie toy was my Strawberry Shortcake stove. I played with that thing until I was too old. And by that, I mean my parents had to secretly get rid of it when we moved when I was 12.

I loved that thing! I did a lot of cooking and a lot of looking out the “window.”

I actually just Googled to see if a picture of it was out there and I found two. I can’t believe I found that many.

Find it Here: http://blogs.smarter.com/babieskids/2007/11/26/lifestyle-grand-walk-in-kitchen/

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18 Greg Turner September 26, 2008 at 9:05 am

I’m tempted by this, and I’m 37. And a man :(

Think I could substitute a GI Joe Emeril?

You can tell a lot by what Barbie does. When I was a kid, I remember a McDonald’s Barbie being advertised. This certainly represents higher aspirations than fast food.

And I’m surprised no one mentioned Sandra Lee. The blond hair and matchy-match outfit is a dead giveaway.

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19 missginsu October 1, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Hilarious. As I recall, Celebrity Chef wasn’t on the list of career options when I was in grade school. Guess that makes me a geezer. :)

Cheers,
Miss G.

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20 diana October 3, 2008 at 5:09 pm

I just need toknow where this barbie TV Chef can e bought, other than Costco as I donot have a memeber card

thanks to any and all who might adive me
Diana

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21 bridget October 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm

i love barbies and im nine you can still be any age to play with barbies!
so dose all of my friends

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