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10 Celeb Chefs You Should Be Following on Instagram

Last updated: June 27, 2017 at 6:14 pm. Posted by in Celebrities, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on 10 Celeb Chefs You Should Be Following on Instagram.

Caviar close-ups, make-a-wishes and private jet streams…

Get this and more when you follow the chefs who put celeb in celebrated. These culinary superstars have infused the Strip with their flavorful artistry and made the best restaurants in Las Vegas a top destination for fine dining. Yet, there’s so much more to these famed headliners of the restaurant world than fabulous food. Beef up your Instagram feed with a follow—or 10—and you can devour their private moments, treat yourself with their behind-the-scenes antics, or just graze on the little tidbits that make each chef exquisite.

 

1. GIADA DE LAURENTIIS

Back-of-the-house photos are fun. They can give you a glimpse of your haute cuisine before it hits the hot plate. But have you seen the front the house that makes up Giada Vegas at the Cromwell?! Well, lucky for you, Giada De Laurentiis offers up both experiences—and extras—when you follow the Emmy Award-winning chef, author and mother around the kitchen and all over the world. Sometimes the wonder woman trifecta fits all three roles into one perfect picture. That restaurant view, though? Go see it for yourself. The best filter could try, but can’t reproduce the spine-tingling effect that occurs when the grand windows open above the Strip.

2. Bobby Flay

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There’s more than one reason Bobby Flay is the cat’s meow. Besides the fantastic meals he brings to the table at Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace, the accomplished chef, restaurateur and TV personality also serves up a good portion of his personal life in his Instagram posts. One day you’ll find him hanging with his daughter at a Lakers game. The next, he’s rubbing shoulders with hip-hop legends. Throughout the week you’ll salivate at the tastefully shared food porn. And always, you’ll find him hanging with his best friend, Nacho Flay—another red head with his own considerable following.

3. Nobu Matsuhisa


“Was I at that dinner? Tell me, was I at that dinner?” —Robert De Niro as Sam “Ace” Rothstein in “Casino.”
As one of the co-founders and creative directors of all the owned Nobu Restaurants—including the world’s largest Nobu Restaurant space at Caesars Palace Las Vegas—De Niro’s presence is at every dinner.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa partnered with the two-time Academy Award winner in 1994 to bring Japanese Wagyu prepared on Teppanyaki tables and more to the masses. It’s only right a pic of the dining duo is included amongst the peppering of sushi offerings, ceviche fusions and other enticing edibles that will have your mouth all-a-water.

4. Guy Savoy

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You don’t have to know French to know many of Guy Savoy’s captions translate to, “an impeccable feast for the eyes.” From Paris with love, the renowned chef brings his lauded French fare to the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. While the Michelin two-star Las Vegas restaurant that bears his name is not featured prominently on his Instagram page, “Colors of Caviar” and more items from his signature menu are. Or you know, just a random shot of him hobnobbing with French President Hollande and President Obama after the world leaders dined at Le Chiberta—another Michelin-starred haunt the head chef owns.

5. Brian Malarkey

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Chef. Family Man. Cowboy. That’s how Brian Malarkey describes himself on Instagram. We’d like to add former “Top Chef” finalist turned savvy restaurant owner with his Searsucker and Herringbone brands. A visit to the Searsucker at Caesars Palace will have you indulging in classic American comfort foods with a pork butt and brussels sprouts spin. And a quick perusal through his Instagram page will have you hearting a mutual admiration society of chefs when you’re not commenting on his TV show appearances—Live from Las Vegas!

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6. Gordon Ramsay

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He’s fit. He flies private (even has his own plane food). He makes MasterChefs out of celebrities. And he’s known for giving lesser-knowns hell in the kitchen. Gordon Ramsay—who trained under the above-mentioned Guy Savoy—holds nine Michelin stars and heads a global expanse of restaurants counting three spots on the Strip: Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood. His aptly named profile, gordongram, documents all of this in captivating form. “Can @gigihadid be as calm in the kitchen as she is on the catwalk?” The only way to find out is through a follow.

7. François Payard

Prepare to savor the sweet life when you pore over the skillfully crafted delicacies that dominate Francois Payard’s page. There’s festive macarons on Monday, caramel popcorn tart and vanilla mascarpone Napoleon on Thursday, and new creative collections popping up daily. The James Beard Foundation’s Pastry Chef of the Year gives you works of art covered in sugar and spice while also dishing up a chocolate lover’s paradise. Demanding a moment of appreciation before they’re inhaled, many of these dazzling displays can be found in Las Vegas at Payard Patisserie & Bistro in Caesars Palace.

8. Guy Fieri

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Flavortown is at your fingertips when you follow its mayor—who also happens to be the king of the Food Network—on Instagram. Check out behind-the-scenes snaps of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” blissful pics of lobster bisque, and homemade meals mugging for the camera. You’ll wish you could grab a seat at Guy Fieri’s dining room table, but you’ll have to settle for Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at the LINQ Las Vegas or El Burro Borracho coming soon to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The chef with the big personality (and bigger heart) is too busy granting wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

9. Steve Martorano


Steve “Yo Cuz” Martorano’s Instagram page is one part inspiration, one part foodie celebration. The South Philadelphia native began as a DJ with gourmet dreams that came true so he provides affirmations to show you can do it too. After building a door-to-door sandwich delivery operation before GrubHub was a thing, the determined chef opened his first Café Martorano with just $40 in his pocket. Today you can find his eponymous Italian eatery at Paris Las Vegas.

10. MR CHOW

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“In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” said Andy Warhol. Or as we like to say; within 15 minutes, you can see almost everyone famous in Chef Michael Chow’s Instagram feed—including Andy Warhol.

Since his first restaurant debuted in 1968, Mr. Chow has welcomed the most esteemed names in pop culture, entertainment and the art world. Jean-Michel Basquiat can be found creating one of his iconic pieces featuring Mr. Chow. Jack Nicholson is seen holding court midway through a meal. Mick Jagger strikes a pose in all his swagger and then is spotted losing it in laughter. Follow to find more remarkable gems on the page. And then get to where the star power continues today; MR CHOW Caesars Palace—where even the food is famous.

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A film, TV and pop culture savant, Chima Simone spent many years in Los Angeles trying to make it as an actress until she finally accepted…she wasn’t that good. And with that acceptance came a new pursuit — working as an entertainment journalist/host with some of media's biggest names. Merging her love for all things trending with content that covers the Strip's neon-lit scene, she brings you Vegas with a twist.

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