From culinary masterpieces and indulgent comfort dishes, to creative cocktails and recipe inspiration. These are the best chefs to follow on Instagram right now…

Words Helen Brown

#food is a perpetual trend on social media. Everyone wants to share their gastronomic successes and superior dining experiences. But what about the people that make most of it happen? These chefs have amassed a following with mouth-watering money shots and culinary creations. From Michelin starred accomplishments to sneak-peaks behind the foodie scene. Here are some of the best chefs to follow on Instagram. Be warned, this is best looked at after lunch.

Jason Atherton

Dessert sushi too beautiful to eat, gravity-defying cocktails, perfect patisserie and sauce-pouring-money-shots. These are a few of the things you will find on this multi-Michelin starred account. Atherton holds Michelin stars at three of his London restaurants. His snaps certainly match his accolades.

@_jasonatherton |

Dan Doherty

He took Duck & Waffle to dizzying heights and continues to make in-roads as one of our most creative chefs. Dan Doherty’s social feed is chock-full of beautifully shot dishes and D&W creations. Keep an eye out for recipes too. His harissa bolognese baked eggs is a crowd pleaser.


Josh Katz

You’ll know Josh Katz for his efforts in revamping Middle Eastern cuisine. His latest venture – Berber & Q – took the greasy kebab to soaring culinary heights. Think charcoal-grilled meats with date syrup glaze and spicy olives. You’ll find the same pioneering genius on his Instagram account.


Jun Tanaka

In between his busy schedule as TV chef and cookbook writer, Tanaka finds time to snap his food and travels. His feed is a wave of colourful seafood, creative cocktails and vibrant produce.   

@chefjuntanaka | @theninthlondon

Thierry Marx

Thierry Marx is the creative brains behind the two Michelin starred Sur Mesure. Part of the Mandarin Oriental, it offers a complete sensory experience for gourmands. His social feed offers snapshots from Sur Mesure, as well as his other three eateries.


Lorraine Pascale

TV chef, fitness guru, ex-model and mum, Lorraine Pascale is one hell-of-a-superwoman. Her Insta-feed is a divide of mouthwatering bakes and gym pics, proving you can have your cake and eat it.  


The Heston Blumenthal Team

Go behind the scenes of Heston’s Willy Wonka world of culinary creativity. From recipe ideas to menu development. This Instagram account shows you what it takes to be one of the world’s most innovative chefs.   


Nigella Lawson

Nigella’s social-feed is a veritable feast of comfort food, indulgence and feel-good favourites. Sweet treats and pasta dishes are interspersed with the vibrancy of fresh produce. Crowd-pleasers all round.