I had this exact same problem a few years ago, so here's my cooking setup for roughly 40$. opinel has a lot of options, including thin knives for filet:
opinel 12 - $20 (modded to a sheepsfoot to mimic a chefs knife using a mini hacksaw and file)
opinel 8 -$15
plastic cutting board (dollar tree)
stainless steel tongs (dollar tree)
large spoon (dollar tree)
no need for forks, because chopsticks are super easy to make
kudos for massdrop for bringing something interesting!