Rocco's Twitter account features 8,279 tweets, follows 1,503 accounts, and boasts 216,065 followers.
Followers as of March, 2011: 100,082
Chef Rick Bayless may only follow 147 other accounts, but he has a very impressive 229,763 followers. Even more impressive? The 8,440 tweets to his credit, which is the second-highest number of any chef on this list.
Followers as of March, 2011: 124,321
Culinary superstar Mario Batali is clearly on top of things as far as social media is concerned. His account registers 6,093 tweets, he follows only 298 other Twitter members, and he has a notable 259,851 followers.
Chef Tom Colicchio is engaged with 230 other members of the Twitter community, and boasts a respectable 5,650 tweets. His followers total: 279,307.
Followers as of March, 2011: 125,963
Bam! Emeril may only follow 427 other accounts, and he has tweeted a relatively tame 2,247 times. Still, he has 328,147 followers.
Followers as of March, 2011: 138,872
The host of Bizarre Foods has tweeted 10,268 times (the most on this list), and follows 22,741 other accounts. He boasts a respectable 349,187 followers.
Followers as of March, 2011: 157,581
Tyler Florence's Twitter account follows 1,482 other accounts, registers 5,789 tweets, and has a strong 371,955 followers, putting him in ninth place on this list.
Followers as of March, 2011: 264,827
King of the Food Network, Bobby Flay has more than half a million followers (505,108), but like his colleague Giada, follows a very limited number of accounts (just 71). He boasts 1,533 tweets.
Followers as of March, 2011: 236,428
Giada's account features 7,157 tweets, and notes that it follows just 88 other accounts, but registers a very strong 540,290 followers.
Followers as of March, 2011: 251,344
Ray-Ray has tweeted 1,262 times, a relatively low number for this list, and she’s not following too many other accounts, either — just 142. Still, she has 562,953 followers.
Followers as of March, 2011: 100,622
"Brotha" of the everyman, Guy Fieri only follows about 111 accounts, and has tweeted just 933 times. But that doesn't change the fact that he has a whopping 572,116 followers. Imagine what would happen if this culinary/cultural zeitgeist tweeted just a few more times a day and threw some @'s and RT's in there.
Followers as of March, 2011: 232,255
Paula Deen has tweeted 2,832 times, her account follows 301 other accounts (an increase of only 11 in the past year, too), and her 710,518 followers puts her in a strong fourth place.
Followers as of March, 2011: 319,998
Chef Gordon Ramsay's account notes 3,090 tweets, follows 2,141 other accounts, and boasts 732,466 followers.
Followers as of March, 2011: 266,725
With 5,444 tweets, Anthony Bourdain is not too far behind Jamie Oliver's 7,879 tweets. And certainly, 807,351 followers is nothing to scoff at (especially when he's only following 233 people), putting him in a solid second place by this count.
Followers as of March, 2011: 338,482
With his 7,879 tweets, Jamie Oliver is one of the most followed chefs in the world. As of this time his account follows 5,039 people on Twitter.
Followers as of March, 2011: 1,058,269