10 Influential Chefs to Follow on Social Media
When you work with food, social media is an endless source of inspiration. Following other chefs lets you see what they’re working on and can give you new ideas. It also keeps you apprised of what’s happening in the culinary industry, because you get up-to-the minute notifications of what the top chefs are interested in right now.
Not sure where to begin? These are prominent chefs with active social media presences who are all worth following.
1. Anne Burrell: Instagram Facebook Twitter
Burrell hosts Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Chef Wanted on the Food Network, and she’s taught at the Institute of Culinary Education. On social media she posts updates on her daily life and snapshots from culinary events and TV appearances.
Zimmern hosts Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel, and he wrote the book Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods. Zimmern posts sneak peaks into restaurants he visits plus details on his upcoming events.
Lefebvre’s Los Angeles restaurants include Trois Familia and Ludo Bird, and he’s known as “America’s French Chef.” Follow him for stylishly plated clafoutis, croissants, chicken cordon bleu, and other delicacies, as well as announcements from his restaurants.
Coscarelli has appeared on The Kitchen, TODAY Food, and other shows, and she’s the author of four vegan cookbooks. Coscarelli’s posts show that vegan food can be colorful, diverse, and surprising—she highlights the wide variety of vegan food and eateries, including a vegan “butcher” shop. Her social media pages also let fans know about her book signings and events.
Keller is known for his restaurants, including The French Laundry in Napa Valley and Per Se in New York City. He posts demonstration videos, images of dishes he created, and updates on TV appearances. Plus, he shares the occasional behind-the-scenes look at his restaurant kitchens.
Andrés owns minibar by José Andrés in Washington, D.C., as well as other restaurants across the country. He’s the author of Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America and two other books on Spanish cuisine. On social media he shares pictures of dishes he’s testing for upcoming restaurant openings and highlights from restaurants he visits.
Tila is the author of 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die and appears on Cutthroat Kitchen on the Food Network. He operates Kuma Snow Cream in Las Vegas, Stir Market in Los Angeles, and several other restaurants. Tila posts about both Asian and American foods and shares photos from life with his family.
Bayless is known for Frontera Grill in Chicago and is the author of several cookbooks featuring Mexican cuisine. He posts vibrant pictures from his kitchen and his travels and shows fans where he sources ingredients. He highlights tacos, tlayudas, and other Mexican foods.
Irvine operates Robert Irvine’s Public House in Las Vegas and has hosted and appeared in several Food Network shows. On social media he shares updates on media appearances, photos of himself with friends and colleagues, and of course, pictures of signature dishes. He also posts recipes so fans can recreate his meals for themselves.
Boulud is chef-owner of Daniel, Bar Pleiades, and several other restaurants in New York. He also owns restaurants in Boston, London, and other cities. He posts tributes to his staff and colleagues, and you'll also get to glimpse dishes from his restaurants.