15 Most Followed Chefs on Twitter
The road to becoming an ultra-successful celebrity chef is long and arduous for most — and these days it's not enough anymore to have a great restaurant (or collection of them) with innovative dishes and good service, or even to have a successful television career. With the ever-growing presence of social media, if you're not on Twitter, you're not in the game.
For those chefs in the know, sharing new dishes, recipes, favorite meals, and comments about everything from competitive cooking shows to the details of their latest ventures in 140 characters or less is a natural extension of giving concise direction in the kitchen and glad-handing customers. For example, Jamie Oliver has more than 2 million followers and has tweeted nearly 8,000 times.
But for others, Twitter might not seem a natural medium, but notoriety is enough to still draw thousands to the social media tool. Then again, you don't necessarily need to tweet that much for people to hang on your every word — Guy Fieri has only tweeted about 934 times, but still has more than 550,000 followers.
So, who are the most followed chefs on Twitter? With new people joining Twitter every day, it's a fluid, dynamic game — this is a look at 15 of the top chefs. Does Anthony Bourdain have enough followers to edge out Tyler Florence? Who has more followers: Giada or Bobby Flay? View the slideshow to find out. Is one of your favorite, most-followed chefs missing? Comment below.