Why not get her an exact replica of her at work into a bobble head. check out the website.
This is Joan, the Expert that assisted you with the gift for your Chef friend. I came up with what I think is a very creative gift for your friend. This site which has Creative Workshops and various Craft Classes. They offer a Dollar Amount Gift Certificates, so your friend can take an online workshop or class at her convience and choice of class or workshop.
You can check out this site and see if it may work for you: http://www.creativeartsworkshop.org/html/classes/workshops.html -----
If you do not like the online class idea, If I have the location City and State, I may be able to locate a Creative Arts Workshop in the area that offers classes where you can get a Gift Certificate to be used for classes. Please let me know if you think this would work for you. Joan.