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5 Chefs To Follow on TikTok for Mouth-Watering Video Recipes


TikTok has certainly transcended its reputation as a dancing app. In the past couple of years, the Chinese-owned social media platform has proven to be a reliable search engine, a source of entertainment, and an endless well of inspiration when it comes to deciding what to cook for dinner. Coined #FoodTok, traditional cookbooks are now collecting dust as at-home cooks and aspiring chefs are turning to the Gen Z-dominated app to discover and learn new, delectable recipes from the comfort of their couch. In addition to being an educational resource for those looking for new dinner ideas, TikTok is also democratizing, becoming a platform where anyone and everyone can be a food celebrity and share the way they cook. In case the never-ending number  of at-home food creators intimidates you, below, we rounded up some of our favorite chefs to follow on TikTok for mouth-watering video recipes.

Mariam Daud (@mxriyum)

@mxriyumIn-N-Out inspired burgers w/ Homemade Brioche buns ⏲🎞♬ Ya Adheeman – Ahmed Bukhatir

The US-based Palestinian cook who has garnered over seven million followers on social media who flock to her pages for her visually-pleasing and mouth-watering video recipes. Growing up watching her mother whip up delicious dishes for her nine siblings instilled a deep passion for cooking from a young age. She also boasts a website where she shares detailed instructions for each of her recipes.

Notorious Foodie (@notorious_foodie)

@notorious_foodie Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice 😍 #nobu #easyrecipe #easyrecipes #tuna #spicytuna #crispyrice #asmrfood #japanesefood #sushi #sashimi #recipesoftiktok #homecooking #dinnerparty #dinnertime #foodtok #cooktok ♬ Women in Power – Briand, Philippe & Saban, Gabriel

All we have to say is that whoever marries him is one lucky girl. With over five million combined followers on Instagram and TikTok, the London-based home cook is known for creating fine dining dishes from the comfort of his own home via mesmerizing under-a-minute recipe videos. Using high-quality ingredients such as caviar and wagyu in his creations, the foodie can even make a simple sandwich feel like gourmet food.

Abir El Saghir (@abir.sag)

@abir.sag Replying to @لمار محمد السيد كشري ام الدنيا🇪🇬 egyptian koshari #eygpt #مصر #🇪🇬 #abirzkitchen ♬ original sound – Abir el saghir

The self-taught Lebanese food creator quickly went viral for her culturally attuned cooking videos that see her create recipes from all over the world while dressed in a traditional outfit of the chosen country with music associated with its culture playing in the background. With over 21 million TikTok followers, El Saghir is one of the most-followed chefs on the video-sharing social media app.

Ahmad Alzahabi (@thegoldenbalance)

@thegoldenbalance Y’all remember this OG Chicken Shawarma? 🍗 I miss this sandwich 😭 Recipe on #thegoldenbalance #ramadanchronicles #throwback ♬ original sound – The Golden Balance

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, the 26-year-old Syrian-American home cook boasts more than 6 million followers on TikTok. In addition to teaching his fans how to make traditional and contemporary dishes such as mansaf, chicken shawarma mac and cheese, and Detroit-style pizza through instructional, easy-to-follow videos, Alzahabi also uses his platform to shed light on his Muslim faith.

Hajar Larbah (@moribyan)

@moribyan 🥐 Croissant Hack! I shared the chocolate almond croissants recipe back in December and today im going to share a baklawa croissant recipe 🥐 🤎 DINNER ECOOKBOOK IS OUT NOW, 50 EXLCUSIVE NEW RECIPES!!! tap the link in bio to shop 🤎 #recipe #croissants #baking ♬ Boy’s a liar Pt. 2 – PinkPantheress & Ice Spice

The cook started her food blog Moribyan (a play on her mixed Moroccan and Libyan heritage) during her freshman year at UC Berkeley, where she obtained a degree in Nutrition/Dietetics. She quit her job during the COVID-19 pandemic to focus all her energy on building her platform to inspire her growing legion of 4.4 million (and counting) followers in the kitchen.

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