Celebrities and entertainers often try to do it all! Dancing, singing, acting, modeling, business, or sometimes even politics. You might think that a lot of the stars have private chefs or dine out constantly. For many, that's true... but, believe it or not, some of these celebrities are actually really talented cooks themselves.
10 Celebrities Who Basically Double As Chefs
Do you want to find out which stars are talented in the kitchen? Some have even written their own cookbooks or had their own cooking shows! Keep reading to see our list of foodie celebrities who are actually really talented cooks.
1. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is famous for modeling, her online persona, and for being married to musician John Legend. But she's also a very talented cook. She's written multiple cookbooks, both of which were well-reviewed bestsellers. Critics especially liked that her recipes weren't written to be "light" or "healthy" but were simply authentic, regular, delicious recipes.
2. Gigi and Bella Hadid
Models and sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid have a family farm in Pennsylvania, where they spent a lot of the 2020 COVID quarantine whipping up rustic recipes and sharing them on Instagram. The savvy internet actually figured out that Gigi Hadid was pregnant when she made a pasta with a spicy vodka sauce — sans vodka. While Gigi likes cooking savory things, Bella has a sweet tooth and whips up desserts and other treats.
3. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a legit foodie too. Her father, Joe Germanotta, actually has a successful Italian restaurant in New York City, and he's passed on his skills to his daughter. She loves to get into the kitchen and whip up Italian-American classics. Gaga even had a Tuscany-inspired kitchen built especially so that she could focus on her love of cooking.
Questlove of The Roots loves food so much that he has his own Instagram page for it at @questlovesfood. He regularly hosts potlucks and food salons for other celebs and has been featured multiple times on Food Network. He even claims his love of cooking is what has kept The Roots together for over 20 years.
5. Florence Pugh
Florence Pugh is one of the sought-after actresses in the business right now, but that doesn't mean she's only focusing on the big screen. In fact, she chronicles her adventures in the kitchen on a wildly popular cooking show on YouTube called Cooking with Flo. It's just her and her phone too — nothing fancy.
6. Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci is one of the internet's favorite actors, but over the past few years, his passion for acting has shifted in a passion for food. He doesn't just eat it, or cook it, but he actively researches his culinary heritage for CNN on Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. Some celebrities who have been invited to Stanley's house for dinner say it's second to none.
7. Drew Barrymore
It's no secret that Drew Barrymore is a huge foodie or a fabulous home cook, because she chronicles it all the time on her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show. Her recipes have low-key been the best part, and in fact, we've rounded up our favorite recipes from the show here.
8. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez loves posting her favorite foods on social media, and that's because she's a cook at heart. She's had a show, in which she learns to cook from experts, called Selena + Chef which has been running for three seasons now. At the end of every episode, the show awards $10,000 to a charity of the chef's choice.
9. Jonathan Van Ness
We love Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye. Who wouldn't? But he's not the only one from the Queer Eye gang with cooking skills. Jonathan Van Ness isn't bad in the kitchen either! Always one to showcase himself learning new skills, JVN has uploaded videos where he hard-boils eggs and makes salad.
10. Shay Mitchell
Actress and model celebrity Shay Mitchell is a fantastic cook, and we're not just being pretty little liars here. She had a YouTube show devoted to her cooking called Good Taste focusing on produce-heavy meals. She's also a good mixologist, and even launched her own tequila spritzer brand called Onda.
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