Just in time for Thanksgiving! We’ve compiled a list of sizzling culinary babes who we WISH were cooking us turkey dinners on Thursday (clothing and apron optional). Seriously, we wished so hard…our brains turned into mashed potatoes, and we’re currently writing this post smothered in a stupid amount of gravy. Stupid. We scoured the web, asked our foodie girlfriends, and watched a lot of cooking shows this weekend to find men who know how to flex their muscles aaaaaand steam their mussels. (See what we did there?) We’ve got everything from sexy celebrity chefs to star-of-their-own-scene hunks that make cooking our new favorite obsession. Here’s to the men who can heat up our kitchens (and our beds) any day…
(Click on any of the chefs’ names to follow them on Instagram or Twitter…)
What’s Cooking, Good Lookings?
Past: Slinging drinks as a bartender in NYC
Present: Gave up alcohol, drugs, and cigs at 23. Works out all the time. (Obvi!)
Specialty: Mexican Cuisine
Fave Ingredients: Dandelion greens, puntarelle, and radicchio – bitter greens, and really good butter.
Owner: NYC- based Takashi (all beef everything)
Not Fair: His business partner and life partner (Saheem Ali) is just as hot as he is!
His BAE: Married to Lindsay Price (Steve Sanders’ Asian girlfriend from the OG Beverly Hills 90210)
Freaky Fact: Was charged with animal cruelty for killing and cooking a rat on the show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (Charges were later dropped.)
Claim to Fame: Winner of Top Chef (Season 6)
Tired Of: Bacon Wrapped Dates
Author Of: Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties (sexiest book title ever?)
Training: The original Spago at the age of 13!
Past: Winner of Top Chef (Season 2)
Present: Host of Esquire Network’s Knife Fight
Good To Know: Loves his mama!
Inspirational: Lost 50lbs this past year + wrote a book about it!
Big Heart: Worked with Beastie Boys’ Mike D to run a food truck that fed 20,000+ people after Superstorm Sandy.
Big Pimpin’: Married (but later divorced) Colombian model and designer, Paola Guerrero.
Owner: Trois Mec
Cool Points: Created the menu for Lavo at the Palazzo Casino (Vegas, baby!)
Caring: Supports many charities like Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
Daring: Loves riding motorcyles