15 Most Followed Chefs on Twitter Slideshow

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Jamie Oliver
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#1 Jamie Oliver: 1,058,269 followers
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With 4,600 tweets and 1,058,269 followers, Jamie Oliver is one of the most followed chefs in the world. As of this time his account follows 3,938 people on Twitter.

Handle: @jamie_oliver

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#2 Anthony Bourain: 338,482 followers
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#2 Anthony Bourdain: 338,482 followers
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At 1,878 tweets, Anthony Bourdain has less than half of Jamie Oliver's 4,600 tweets, and about a third of the followers. But 338,482 followers is nothing to scoff at (especially with him only following 65 people) putting him in a solid second place by this count.

Handle: @NoReservations

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#3 Paula Deen: 319, 998 followers
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#3 Paula Deen: 319, 998 followers
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Paula Deen has tweeted 1,456 times, her account follows 290 other accounts, and her 327,243 followers puts her in a strong third place, just 10,000 followers behind Anthony Bourdain.

Handle: @Paula_Deen

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Flickr/lifescript

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#4 Tyler Florence: 262, 958 followers
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#4 Tyler Florence: 262, 958 followers
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Tyler Florence's Twitter account follows 609 other accounts, registers 3,451 tweets, and has a very strong 264,827 followers, putting him in fourth place on this list.

Handle: @TylerFlorence

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Arthur Bovino

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#5 Gordon Ramsay: 266,725 followers
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#5 Gordon Ramsay: 266,725 followers
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Chef Gordon Ramsay's account notes 926 tweets, follows 619 other accounts, and boasts 266,725 followers.

Handle: @GordonRamsay01

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Flickr/gordonramsaysubmissions

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#6 Giada De Laurentiis: 251,344
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#6 Giada De Laurentiis: 251,344
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Giada's account features 1,038 tweets, and notes that it follows just 40 other accounts, but registers a very strong 251,344 followers.

Handle: @GDeLaurentiis

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Arthur Bovino

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#7 Bobby Flay: 236,428 followers
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#7 Bobby Flay: 236,428 followers
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King of the Food Network, Bobby Flay has almost a quarter million followers (236,428), but like his colleague GIada follows a very limited number of accounts (37). He boasts 1,002 tweets.

Handle: @bflay

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Arthur Bovino

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#8 Guy Fieri: 232,255 followers
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#8 Guy Fieri: 232,255 followers
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"Brotha" of the everyman, Guy Fieri also only follows about 40 accounts, and has tweeted just 460 times. But that doesn't change the fact that he has a whopping 232,255 followers. Imagine what would happen this culinary/cultural zeitgeist tweeted just a few more times a day and threw some @'s and RT's in there.

Handle: @ChefGuyFieri

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Sherri Blondin

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#9 Andrew Zimmern: 157,581 followers
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#9 Andrew Zimmern: 157,581 followers
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The host of Bizarre Foods has tweeted 3,064 times, and follows 17,732 other accounts. He boasts a respectable 157,581 followers.

Handle: @andrewzimmern

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Flickr/GarySoup

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#10 Emeril: 138,872 followers
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#10 Emeril: 138,872 followers
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Bam! Emeril may only follow 237 other accounts, and he has tweeted a relatively tame 1,151 times. Still, he has 138,872 followers.

Handle: @Emeril

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#11 Rick Bayless: 124,321 followers,
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#11 Rick Bayless: 124,321 followers,
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Chef Rick Bayless may only follow 121 other accounts, but he has a very impressive 124,321 followers. Even more impressive? The 6,338 tweets to his credit, which are the most of any chef on this list.

Handle: @Rick_Bayless

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Arthur Bovino

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#12 Tom Colicchio: 125,963 followers
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#12 Tom Colicchio: 125,963 followers
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Chef Tom Colicchio is engaged with 160 other members of the Twitter community, and boasts respecable 2,685 tweets. His followers total: 125,963.

Handle: @tom_colicchio

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Arthur Bovino

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#14 Rocco DiSpirito: 100,082 followers
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#14 Rocco DiSpirito: 100,082 followers
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Rocco's Twitter account features 2,547 tweets, follows 394 accounts, and just gets over the 100,000 mark with 100,082 followers.

Handle: @roccodispirito

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Arthur Bovino

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#13 Rachael Ray: 100,622 followers
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#13 Rachael Ray: 100,622 followers
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Ray-Ray has tweeted just 136 times. Just 136 times! At 117, she almost follows more accounts than she's tweeted. Still, she has 100,622 followers.

Handle: @rachael_ray

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Arthur Bovino

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#15 Michael Chiarello: 83,110 followers
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#15 Michael Chiarello: 83,110 followers
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Chef Michael Chiarello can lay claim to just 584 tweets, but he follows 5,747 users. Perhaps that helps to account for his 83,110 followers.

Handle: @ChefChiarello

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Maryse Chevriére