The best kitchen for cooking and entertaining during the holiday season doesn’t have to be especially large or have state-of-the-art appliances. The perfect kitchen for both cooking and hosting will be one that allows the resident chef to easily prep and cook while catching up with family and friends. It’s not safe to have people walking in between the oven, stove and sink areas so if you want to keep cooking while guests are in the kitchen, set out some drinks and appetizers just outside of your work area. Throw in a couple of barstools and they’ll feel more comfortable staying in place. Let’s look at how some homeowners have set up their dream kitchens, perfect for cooking and entertaining.