Grilling Tips for Father's Day

Father’s Day Grilling Ideas from FoodSaver®

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show Dad just how much you appreciate him. Need a great gift idea? Consider our money- and time-saving FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing Systems. They’re ideal for dads who like to save on groceries and eat fresher—and isn’t that just about everyone?

Vacuum sealing and grilling are the ideal combination. Dad can stock up on meat and other summer barbecue favorites and vacuum seal to keep them fresher up to five times longer when compared to ordinary storage methods.

Once you’ve got the perfect gift, it’s time to plan a meal that Dad will remember. Here are some grilling ideas and recipes to get you started.

Source Your Ingredients
When it comes to grilling, your Father’s Day options are endless. Whether you choose to cook up ribs or chicken, salmon or shrimp, or colorful vegetable kebabs, almost anything tastes better after it’s spent some time on the grill.

Your job is to find out what Dad wants, then get the best product out there. It's a special occasion, so don't hold back from finding the best cut, the freshest catch, or the fanciest veggies when you’re shopping.

Prep Ahead
Holidays and special occasions can make you frazzled—it can be tough to host, socialize, and cook at the same time! Use FoodSaver Meal Prep Bags to make freezable and reheatable sides (Mac ‘n Cheese, anyone?) ahead of time.

Marinate in Minutes
Instead of marinating proteins and vegetables in the fridge for hours, prep in just minutes with FoodSaver. With a FoodSaver Preserve and Marinate Container, you'll need less than a half hour to marinate almost anything for the grill—simply put your proteins or vegetables in the container, vacuum seal it with a FoodSaver appliance or handheld sealer, and place it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to get grilling.  

Try Some of our Recipes

Speaking of marinating, this herby Italian Marinade goes beautifully with whatever meat or veggies you’re grilling up. Add a fancy touch to Dad’s special meal with these Cajun Sous Vide Pork Chops. They’re cooked sous vide and then finished on the grill. These Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burgers (we can see the look on Dad’s face now) are also a sous vide/grill combo, for extra juiciness.

Seal and Save

After you’ve finished dinner, vacuum sealing your food helps to keep it as fresh as it was when it came off the grill. A FoodSaver vacuum sealer and vacuum sealer bags can help lock in the flavor of everything you cooked and it’s also a great way to preserve freshness in any leftover food that didn't make it to the grill. Those uncooked meats, seafood, and vegetables will be safe from freezer burn and fresh for another special occasion, while your other grilled and vacuum sealed leftovers will be just as flavorful tomorrow.

With FoodSaver vacuum sealers and accessories, surprising Dad on Father's Day takes minimal prep work, and sealing up those foods for later is the perfect way to turn his special meal into the gift that keeps on giving.

FoodSaver Gifts for Every Type of Dad

Not sure which system to buy? Our top-five recommendations are below—click on the links to find a model your dad will love.

For dads who like to keep things simple:

  • FM5460 2-in-1 Food Preservation System
This system reduces vacuum sealing steps by 50% compared to previous machines.

For dads who like all the bells and whistles:

  • 5800 Series 2-In-1 Automatic Bag-Making Vacuum Sealing System
Innovative automatic features make this a must-have for vacuum sealing.

For dads who like flexibility:

  • 4800 Series 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit, v4840
  • 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System with Starter Kit, v4440, Black Finish
Dad can use the countertop unit or the handheld sealer without the need for additional attachments.

For dads who like to reduce waste:

  • FM5000 Series 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System and Starter Kit
When compared to previous FoodSaver systems, the FM5000 reduces over 30% of roll waste.