Just cause they can afford a private chef, doesn’t mean they need one!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s only natural to start thinking about food and maybe some of your households are already arguing about who’s cooking the turkey this year! While it’s apparent that private chefs are a must-have for many celebrities, not every star needs someone else to cook for them. Here are 8 celebrities who not only enjoy cooking, but are also surprisingly good at it.
Chrissy Teigen first showcased her love for food by posting recipes she loved to cook—or created herself—on her blog and other social media platforms. In 2015, she released her first cookbook, titled Cravings, which was inspired by recipes from her life with her famous hubby John Legend. Today, you can still regularly see Chrissy cooking up a storm in the kitchen on her Instagram and Twitter, oftentimes featuring beloved family members as her sous chefs.
When you have the kind of fame Kris Jenner has, you certainly don’t have to cook if you don’t want to. Fortunately for the Kardashian clan, Kris Jenner actually enjoys taking time out of her busy schedule to cook up comfort food for her family. In fact, she enjoys cooking so much that she even shared some of her favorite foods in a cookbook called In the Kitchen With Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites. Inside the cookbook, you’ll find nearly 70 favorite recipes that have become the centerpiece of Kardashian-Jenner family traditions.
Apparently a love of cooking runs in the family because much like her mother, Kylie Jenner is also not a stranger to the kitchen. She has often appeared on social media taking her fans along with her as she whipped up her favorite recipes. In 2016, the beauty-mogul even released her own cooking series titled “Cooking With Kylie” for her app and website subscribers. On the show, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan takes on everything from candied yams and Teriyaki Sliders to healthy stir fries and more.
Although she keeps it modest when it comes to her cooking skills, Blake Lively absolutely loves to bake. The A-list actress and fashion icon even celebrated her good friend Beyoncé turning 33 in 2014 by creating an amazing beehive shaped birthday cake that looked more nothing short of a work of art. Lively spoke about the desert in a social media video showcasing the tasty treat writing, “In honor of the Queen of all Bs… I had to make this Meyer Lemon Honey cake.”
We’ve all seen Snoop Dogg work his culinary magic on VH1’s Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. What you may not know, however, is that Snoop’s love for the kitchen actually stems from his self-described “unadventurous” palate. When he is cooking for himself, Snoops says he can always have his favorite dishes, no matter what. Luckily for us, Snoop decided to share these favorite recipes with the world in his debut cookbook, From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen. The recipe book delivers 50 recipes and OG soul food straight from Snoop’s own collection such as Baked Mac & Cheese, Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips, Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken.
Is there anything David Beckham can’t do? Well if you follow him on Instagram, you know that cooking is not one of those missing talents! The retired soccer star loves to bake, is close friends with Gordon Ramsay, and has even received tips for the kitchen from the celebrity chef such as how to make a perfect Beef Wellington. He regularly takes to his social media to share his cooking skills and has recently held discussions with the BBC and Netflix about a cooking show which would be developed by his company Studio 99.
When she’s not headlining sold-out concerts all over the world, Taylor Swift can often be found in the kitchen! Many of her friends have attested to her cooking abilities and she has even said herself that her cooking inspiration is Chef Ina Garten. The “Shake It Off” singer has been a fan of the famed chef since she was a teenager and loves making Ina Garten’s flag cake recipe for her Fourth of July parties. Swift is also a self-proclaimed food addict and has been known to make her tasty, eye-catching desserts for her own parties.
This one was a genuine surprise for me to learn! Before he was serenading the masses with his sultry voice, did you know that Michael Bublé was a cook on a boat? According to the Grammy-award winning artist, he often lived with his great-grandmother as a child and fondly remembers watching her effortlessly cook delicious meals. His father was a fisherman who was away a lot and from ages 17-20, Bublé was hired as a cook on the same boat. He spoke of that time of his life saying he would make meals on the stove in a little galley such as lasagnes, roasts and spaghetti bolognese.