The 20 Best Chefs to Follow on Instagram

The original foodies.

With the rise of viral foods, food blogs and #foodporn posts, it's easy to get carried away by photogenic (not to mention delicious) meals and overlook the people who created them. But chefs are just as cool as the latest food Instagrammer you follow, and here are 20 accounts to prove it. With a dash of celeb selfies, travel pictures, and even some outfit photos, these cuisiniers show there's a lot more to them than just the cooking.

1) Christina Tosi

The mastermind behind the famed milk bar knows how to show off a good sweet tooth.

2) David Chang

Chang boasts two great feats: founding the Momofuku restaurants, and mastering the art of the drool-worthy slow motion food video. 

3) Thomas Keller

The chef behind The French LaundryPer SeBouchon and Ad Hoc brings his culinary creations right to your phone. You'll wish you could eat them right off the screen. 

4) John Besh

He has 12 restaurants, numerous TV appearances, and New Orleans-based charity the John Besh Foundation under his belt, and Chef John Besh still knows how to post a mean tablescape photo on the 'gram.   

5) Giada DeLaurentis

The petite chef shares her life as a Food Network star, cookbook author and mom through fun photos. Don't worry, she posts pictures of her dishes in there too. 

6) Ina Garten

The host of Barefoot Contessa brings to her feed a fine mix of hearty pastries, filling dinners and the occasional selfie with other famous faces.

7) David Burke

Owner of his eponymous NYC restaurant line and James Beard Award winner, Burke serves artfully presented foods in his posts.

8) Dominique Ansel

The chef behind the cronuts and cookie shots uses Instagram to show off his viral edible creations and ones by other chefs that he obsesses over himself. 

9) April Bloomfield

Also a James Beard Award recipient, Bloomfield boasts two Michelin-star-rated restaurants (The Spotted PigThe Breslin Bar & Dining Room), and a photo feed bound to make your stomach growl.

10) Bobby Flay

The TV personality chef is big on documenting savory foods—burgers, pizza and fries, oh my!—but you can also catch photos from his travels and pictures with celebs like Rev Run and Bethenny Frankel in the mix too.

11) Jose Andres

The Spanish chef has his name attached to 17 restaurants but still knows how to get silly in his photo posts.

12) Juan Manuel Barrientos

Follow Chef Barrientos, founder of El Cielo restaurants, to keep up with his fun lifestyle, decadent meals and flawless sneaker game.

13) Rene Redzepi

The Danish chef's photos are artfully geometric and colorful, often featuring an overhead view of his delicate dishes at Noma, one of the world's top restaurants.

14) Kristen Kish

The winner of Top Chef Season 10 owns a lovably laid-back feed, and her bio says it all: "I cook and eat and write stuff."

15) Jamie Oliver

The British chef's photos could rival those of a food magazine, but his most mesmerizing posts are his quick recipe videos, like this one for smoothie ice lollies.

16) Jean-Georges Vongerichten

You have this French chef to thank for several top-tier restaurants (his eponymous outlets worldwide, ABC postsMercer Kitchen, Market and many more), and for gracing your screen with the most beautiful little dishes. He even taught Laura Brown a thing or two about cooking.

17) Christine Flynn

Though she first rose to Instagram fame under an alias, Flynn now takes credit for the feed's perfectly presented tiny plates with hilarious, all-caps bro-esque captions.

18) Timothy Hollingsworth

The owner of L.A.'s Otium and Studio City's Barrel & Dashes peppers his feed with photos that put your brunch Insta's to shame.

19) Eddie Huang

The chef behind the crave-worthy Baohaus and inspiration for ABC's Fresh off the Boat, Huang brings together comfort food, Asian cuisine and witty memes on one feed.

20) Gordon Ramsay

The love-to-hate Hell's Kitchen chef shows he's a lot friendlier in photos than on TV.

Erica Gonzales

Erica Gonzales is the Senior Culture Editor at, where she oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books, and more. She was previously an editor at There is a 75 percent chance she's listening to Lorde right now.