We admit that we love talking about our favorite (and even not-so-favorite) celebrity chefs. Whether they are gracing us with their presence through their cooking shows or opening up a restaurant in our neighborhood — or even stopping by to cook in The Daily Meal Kitchen — we are always eager to hear and see what they’re up to.And while each of them is fabulous in his or her own way, like a kid dealing with an affectionate schoolyard crush, we sometimes have to poke fun at the ones we love.
It is a tradition around these parts to make hauntingly disturbing masks of our favorite food celebrities, and icons like chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril, and the beautiful Giada De Laurentiis have been burned into our brains as some of the scariest Halloween faces to date.
This year we bring you a nice blend of notable restaurateurs and bigwig food celebrities, ranging from Albert Adrià to Gwyneth Paltrow.
Try one on! Just click on any of the faces in our slideshow for a full face-sized mask you can print out. Cut along the dotted line, tape a string to either side of the back, or mount it to a wooden kitchen spoon to hold it in front of your face. Whatever you do, just make sure you’re ready to freak your friends and family out with these scary food celebrity masks!
Combine this mask with a sophisticated suit and a faux bloody butcher knife and you’ll have the best Chopped costume on the block. The former star of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy turned Food Network host extraordinaire may look demure and clean-cut in his network-approved coat and tie and black square glasses, but hollow out those eyes and you’ll see a spooky side of Allen you had no idea existed.
Stepping out from the shadow of his older brother Ferran, Albert can now add another “honor” to his résumé: an official Daily Meal Halloween mask. His earlier talent for innovative pastries (hello, parmesan marshmallows) and his current trailblazing restaurateuring in Barcelona are what make the lines in his brooding brow furrow and turn him into a fabulous Halloween mask.
We feel that this mask truly captures the, er, soul of the actress, Goop creator, and sometime cookbook author. Don a blonde wig and consciously uncouple from your date and paint the town organic green.
The James Beard Award winner is rocketing right to the top of the food world and shows no signs of slowing down. The author of A Girl and Her Pig makes her debut on our Halloween mask list this year and we are pretty pleased with the results. Just tie your hair back tight and wear a white apron, spattered with “pig’s blood” to pull off the look!
The Nordic chef makes for a fun Halloween mask. His scraggly scruff and his very Danish haircut need only be paired with a thick Scandinavian sweater for a cheeky costume.
Gail Simmons’ award-winning smile turns into a Cheshire cat grin when you hollow out those dark brown eyes. If you’re going to use the Gail Simmons mask, be sure to combine it with a fabulous dress and a sharp tongue to criticize all the dishes at your Halloween party.