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These are the 20 Best Chefs of Instagram 2024

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Food is as much a part of social networks as hashtags and filters. It doesn’t always have to be the typical influencers who surprise us with culinary highlights on their social media feed. Whether it’s chef influencers or Michelin-winning star chefs: The social media posts of the 20 Best Chefs on Instagram are guaranteed to make your mouth water.

Did you know that … ? These days, friends sometimes give you a funny look if you simply eat your food at a restaurant without taking a picture of it first. Indeed, social media feeds are full of starters, main courses and desserts, with drinks and cocktails that (usually) whet the appetite for more. For this very reason, even the culinary stars of this world cannot do without such delicious-looking content – as we all know, you also eat with your eyes. And on Instagram and the like, a perfect photo of a perfect dish is simply the ideal advertisement, regardless of whether you’re already a successful cooking influencer, aspiring young chef or famous professional chef.

This year, KTCHNrebel has once again scoured all the Instagram accounts of (top) chefs for you and selected those who impress not only with their culinary skills, but can also be described as food influencers. And here they are, the 20 Best Chefs on Instagram!

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Sergio Mejia & Pablo Mejia – The Kitchen Brothers

More than 400,000 followers are regularly captivated by the Colombian brothers Sergio and Pablo Mejia. Proclaiming that good food is easy to make with ingredients from the shop around the corner, they have launched their own culinary movement on Instagram. Their recipes for “Arepa de Huevo” or “Las Hamburguesas de los Brothers” introduce you to traditional Colombian cuisine and combine their culture with global influences. Their down-to-earth approach and ability to simplify complex dishes for their followers make them stars – in professional kitchens and on social media.

Niklas Oberhofer

Epoca by Tristan Brandt and its head chef Nikolaus Oberhofer only moved from Flims to Zurich in November. At just 25, he became the youngest star chef in Switzerland and was long regarded as a young talent. In the meantime, however, he has joined the big players. A lot of thought goes into his menu processes. And on Instagram? Oberhofer showed us these beautiful creations, such as the 2023/2024 winter menu: pigeon, foie gras, chestnut and fermented pear. A true highlight both in culinary terms and in his Instagram timeline. As a brand ambassador for BMW, he also posts the odd stylish car photo and throws in a few private glimpses. A well-rounded, stylish affair.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Niklas Oberhofer (@oberhofer_niklas)

Simon Rogan

Celebrity chef Simon Rogan, owner of one of England’s best restaurants, now has three stars to his name: Cartmel is located in a small village in the county of Cumbria, near the English west coast. Rogant grows his own vegetables for the restaurant at Our Farm in Cartmel Valley, and uses them to adapt his cuisine to the season. He has over 100,000 followers on his Instagram channel, where he shares insights into his everyday life and creations. A sustainable feed in every sense of the word. Interested in discovering more about this extraordinary chef? You’ll find out all about his path to Michelin stars and his latest plans down under in these two exciting articles.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Simon Rogan MBE (@rogan_simon)

Santiago Lastra

Santiago Lastra learned his trade at Noma Mexico, even though he originally wanted to do something completely different: namely, food research. Given that he has received a number of awards in the restaurant industry in recent years, it comes as a surprise that becoming a restaurateur was never on his radar. Most recently, he was named “Man of the Year” in Mexico and Latin America by GQ magazine. His restaurant Kol again made it to number 23 in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”. In 2023, he finally received a Michelin star. A strong 2023, which also earned him a place among the 20 Best Chefs on Instagram.


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Hélène Darroze

She is a culinary master. With her innovative and authentic cuisine inspired by her south-west French roots, Hélène Darroze has long made a name for herself in London. Her skills and dedication have earned her six Michelin stars so far, including for the renowned restaurant at the three-star luxury hotel The Connaught in London. Darroze is characterized by her commitment to sustainable, locally sourced ingredients and succeeds in infusing her personal touch into every dish.

Angela Hartnett

With her modern take on Italian cuisine and her focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients, Angela Hartnett has made a name for herself in England. As a chef, she hasn’t just earned herself a Michelin star, she’s also gained the recognition and love of her followers on Instagram. Hartnett has been awarded the British Empire Order for her hospitality services and contribution to the National Health Service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The top chef also shares her podcast Dish with DJ Nick Grimshaw on Instagram, where her guests include stars such as Florence Pugh and Gordon Ramsay.

Keziah Whittaker

Keziah Whittaker has made a name for himself as an up-and-coming talent since winning the first season of the TV show “Young MasterChef” in 2023. She creates Caribbean dishes, translating her cultural identity into innovative flavor creations. All the more surprising that she actually studied law at Nottingham Law School. In the future, she wants to host her own events and launch her own products on the market. It will be interesting to see what comes next. Follow her on Instagram to make sure you don’t miss a thing.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Poppy O’Toole (@poppy_cooks)

Simone Zanoni

A best-of-list without Italian Simone Zanoni? That’s not possible. The likeable Italian grew up on the countryside. He learned early on how to make his own products such as sausage or cheese. At 18, he finally moved to London, where he also worked for Gordon Ramsay. Today, he is the head of restaurant Le George at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. This is where he created a system where kitchen waste is converted into compost, which is then used to nourish the soil in the vegetable garden. On his channel, he provides an insight into his kitchen and shows how you can recreate his creations. Simply delicious and rightly one of our top chefs in 2024.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Simone Zanoni (@chefsimonezanoni)

Noah Bachofen

Noah Bachofen’s videos have achieved cult status on Instagram and TikTok. The Swiss native started out with traditional cooking in a small inn in Elms, then became a chef in a bakery with a lunch counter before working as a chef in a hospital. Today he is a cooking influencer and shares recipes from Swiss cuisine with his almost 150,000 followers. Here you can watch and learn how to make veggie carbonara or a classic cordon bleu, for example. This chef is a true inspiration on Instagram and TikTok, and we can only wish him well and the best of luck!


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Noah Bachofen (@noahbachofen_)

Clare Smyth

When Core by Clare Smyth in London’s Notting Hill received its third star in 2021, she became the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. Clare Smyth’s culinary journey began at 15 and eventually led her to some of the world’s most prestigious kitchens. Among other things, she worked as a chef in one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. On Instagram, she shows her almost 330,000 followers impressive creations, such as a different kind of surf and turf or a caviar sandwich. Looks like art – but everything is edible.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Clare (@chefclaresmyth)

Julien Royer

Royer grew up in the central French Cantal and started his career with renowned chef Michel Bras. Before opening his restaurant Odette, he worked as Chef de Cuisine at JAAN at Swissôtel The Stamford. In addition to Odette, which has been awarded three Michelin stars, he also runs the Michelin-starred restaurant Louise in Hong Kong and the restaurant Claudine in Singapore. He shares his creations and other candid photos of his life to over 100,000 followers.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Julien Royer (@chef_julien)

Bee Satongun

The queen of Thai cuisine opened the restaurant Paste in Bangkok in 2013, which quickly received a Michelin star – in the very first Michelin Guide Bangkok. A year later, Bee Satongun was also named Asia’s Best Female Chef. Her Instagram page is a visual diary that showcases her love of Thai cooking tradition as well as her ability to present it with a modern twist. Not only does she share her latest creations there, she also shares her culinary discoveries and the restaurants that inspire her personally. Looks great and makes you really hungry.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Bee Satongun (@chefbeepasterestaurants)

Jaime Pesaque

Jaime Pesaque became famous for his restaurant Mayta in Lima. In 2019, it was added to the list of the 50 best restaurants in Latin America. The following year, Pesaques’ hard work and creativity received the Highest Climber Award. The Peruvian now has several restaurants. He shares his culinary adventures on Instagram and acts as an ambassador for Peruvian cuisine. In the process, he shows how traditional dishes can be rethought.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Jaime Pesaque (@jaimepesaque)

Helena Rizzo

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Helena Rizzo first studied architecture and then started working as a model. In 1997, she decided to become a chef – and did so with success. Her restaurant Maní was named the 36th best restaurant in the world and the second best restaurant in South America in 2014. The new Brazilian cuisine dishes, such as the deconstructed feijoada or gnocchi made from mandioquinha with tucupi, look as delicious as they taste. On Instagram, Helena Rizzo not only shares insights into the culinary world – with creations that haven’t yet made it onto the menu – she also shares glimpses of her family life.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Helena Rizzo (@helenarizzo)

Lanshu Chen

At first, Lanshu Chen studied literature and French instead of cooking. Luckily, she also found her way into the kitchen and received her training at the Le Cordon Bleu and École Grégoire-Ferrand cooking schools in Paris. In 2008, Chen opened Le Môut restaurant in Taichung, which became the first destination for haute cuisine in Taiwan. However, the restaurant closed in 2018 because Lanshu Chen wanted to focus more on cooking again. Today she runs Le Beaujour in Taipei. Her desire for perfection extends from her dishes to her Instagram feed.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Lanshu Chen (@lanshuchen)

Gaggan Anand

Known for his avant-garde approach to Asian cuisine, Gaggan Anand surprises not only with his culinary creations, but also with his unmistakable sense of humor. His new restaurant in Thailand, named among the top 5 best restaurants in 2023, once again demonstrates Anand’s ability to continuously push the boundaries of the fine dining world. On Instagram, he shows how much fun culinary life is. Lately, Ed Sheeran has been popping up in his account quite a lot…


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Gaggan Anand (@gaggan_anand)

Wuttisak Wuttiamporn

His creations on Instagram resemble artistic still lifes. Wuttisak Wuttiamporn describes himself as a culinary storyteller with fire in his heart. The recipes are inspired by traditional Thai flavors and international dishes made with the best and freshest ingredients. On Instagram, these are taken to new levels of creativity and presented in extraordinary ways. Wuttisak Wuttiamporn has worked in the kitchens of five-star hotels for more than 20 years and is currently heading the Ekkaluch in Bangkok.


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Carolina Gelen

It wasn’t until 2021 that Carolina Gelen moved from Transylvania to the USA to pursue her passion for cooking. She has worked in both five-star restaurants and bakeries, but says in interviews that the best school was her mother’s kitchen. On her social media channels, she shares a variety of recipes inspired by her origins and culinary experiences. Carolina is known for creating accessible recipes that are easy for her followers to grasp, regardless of their cooking skills.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Carolina Gelen (@carolinagelen)

Richie Lin

As a private financial advisor for a bank, Richie Lin discovered his passion for food a little later than other chefs. Finally, he started his culinary training at the renowned Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu in Australia – and the rest is history. Today, Lin runs his own restaurant in Taiwan. At Mume, the chef uses hyper-seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishermen, and uses modern cooking techniques. This is how he creates Taiwanese dishes that guests have never seen or tasted like before – cuisine with a mix of Nordic and European influences. Simply put, the pictures are crazy!


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von La Liste (@laliste1000)

Daniel Humm

Daniel Humm has been cooking exclusively vegan at Eleven Madison Park in New York since 2021. In 2022, it was the first vegan restaurant to receive three Michelin stars, after being named the best restaurant in the world five years earlier. The Swiss native is also known for his philanthropic work. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he provided meals to disadvantaged communities in New York with his non-profit organization, Rethink Food. He now has over a million followers on Instagram. On his channel, he presents food content, as well as other insights into his life, such as his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, who welcomed him in a Michelin costume. For us, this is without question one of the best cooking accounts on Instagram. In a conversation with KTCHNrebel, Daniel Humm provides further insights into his vegan star cuisine.


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Ein Beitrag geteilt von Daniel Humm (@danielhumm)

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