There’s an idea that celebrities are a bit clueless when it comes to domestic things because they have *people* to take care of it for them. Why would they need to know how to clean and cook when they have butlers, cleaning staff and personal chefs? There are some celebrities who prove this to be true, but there are others who prove it way wrong. Just focusing food, there are a number of foodie celebrities who definitely know their way around a kitchen.
For instance, celebrity cookbooks are a category in their own right, just like pastry cookbooks and vegan ones. Thanks to Instagram, we’re also able to see celebrity cooking skills thanks to their kitchen snaps. Spoiler alert: Some celebs consistently deliver mouth-watering recipes. We think it’s time they show what they’re made of in a cooking competition. Here are 16 foodie celebrities we would love to see on Celebrity Masterchef.
1. Freddie Prinze Jr.
Did you know that Freddie Prinze Jr. is also the author of a cookbook? He released “Back to the Kitchen” in 2016. If you follow him on Instagram, you’ll also see that dude can cook. There are plenty of delicious, meaty photos. There are also some family photos of recipes Freddie’s kids helped make. Awww. Even if his kids and adorable wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar, couldn’t compete with him, we’d still like to see him conquer the oven on Celebrity Masterchef.
2. Gwyneth Paltrow
Love her or hate her recipes, you have to admit that Gwyneth Paltrow knows her way around a kitchen. Girl is a proper foodie. She has released four cookbooks (so far). Plus, a large part of Goop is dedicated to food. If she were on Celebrity Masterchef, you know that she would come up with some innovative dishes that no one else would think of. We bet she would also kill it with her presentation.
3. Eva Longoria
*Insert your necessary joke about Eva Longoria being a “Desperate Housewife” who has other things to worry about than cooking here.* Now that we’ve got that out of systems, we can talk about why Eva would made a great Celebrity Masterchef contender. First, she’s a foodie who frequently posts her snaps of yummy stuff she made or ate. Secondly, she wrote a cookbook, “Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking With Love for Family and Friends.” Based on her holiday meals alone, we think she would kill it. Thirdly, she has experience in the restaurant biz.
4. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is a very busy human. She’s an actress, producer, clothing designer and it seems like she’s also a pretty darn good cook. Her Instagram might not have as many foodie photos in comparison to others, but the food photos she has look delicious. She’s also a true Southern girl with some family-approved recipes. She has previously shared some of her recipes with Oprah. She would be the type of chef who would deliver pure comfort food.
5. Khloe Kardashian
What, did you think that the Kardashians didn’t have any culinary skills? If you’re “konnected” to Khloe Kardashian with her app, book and countless other ventures, you will see that she’s not completely clueless in the kitchen. In fact, she has shared recipes in “Strong Looks Better Naked” book and on her app. She also has posted photos on social media of some drool-inducing treats she has made. She must take after mama Kris Jenner who has released her own cookbook.
6. Lo Bosworth
It might be a bold statement to make, but we think that if Lo Bosworth were to compete on Celebrity Masterchef, she could win it. After all, the former Laguna Beach star is a lifestyle blogger of a “perfectly imperfect food and wellness diary” and she is a classically trained French chef. Combined with her California roots, we bet she would really deliver interesting flavor combinations. See her website and Instagram for further proof.
7. Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is hilarious. And he’s also a really good cook, making him a worthy person to appear on Celebrity Masterchef. He’s one of the co-founders of Julie & Jesse Cook, his Insta is loaded with yummy meals and he even hosted James Beard Awards. He would be a great contestant for his skills and the fact he would provide plenty of laughs.
8. Karlie Kloss
What, you thought models can’t cook? Pah. They eat and some of them know how to cook very well. Take Karlie Kloss, who is a foodie and also has her own Karlie’s Kookies at the cult favorite Momfuku Milk Bar. She would definitely shine when making dessert, but we have a feeling that she would also surprise everyone with the savory meals, too.
9. Miranda Kerr
Remember what we said about how models can cook? Miranda Kerr has proven her foodie credentials and cooking skills in a number of different videos. The blog for her skincare line, Kora Organics, also features some of her recipes. She’d be the contestant who would show that clean, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free recipes can be absolutely scrumptious.
10. Lauren Conrad
How great would it be if both Lo Bosworth and Lauren Conrad competed on Celebrity Masterchef together? Lauren would be great on the show for more than just a mini Laguna Beach reunion. She might not be a classically trained French chef like Lo, but her cooking skills are on point. What’s more, she has Pinterest-worthy presentation skills. Just see her Instagram feed or her book, “Celebrate.”
Okay, Oprah on anything would be amazing. Period. But, she deserves a shot on Celebrity Masterchef because she knows how to cook. The Oprah magazine has an entire section dedicated to food. What’s more, her Instagram serves up delicious recipe after delicious recipe. Make sure you check it out around the holidays to see the spreads she puts on. She doesn’t have to cook, but she does. Very well.
12. Blake Lively
Blake Lively may not be a prolific food Instagrammer like some people. She’s usually too busy trolling husband Ryan Reynolds. But, it’s clear that she loves to eat and she knows what’s good. And she isn’t shy about her passion for food. Her old lifestyle website, Preserve, highlighted some of the best producers and also featured recipes. She would also be a blast to have in the kitchen.
13. Sophia Bush
Someone pass the white apron to Sophia Bush and get her on the show. She’s a passionate foodie who likes to share tips about her diet and new places to eat. That passion could lead her to doing big things on the show. We’re betting she would be one of those people who would come up with some really interesting dishes.
14. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel might have previously admitted that she lets husband Justin Timberlake handle the kitchen, but we think she’s just being modest about her cooking skills. After all, she is one of the partners behind the Los Angeles restaurant Au Fudge. Take a look at their menu and you’ll see some delicious and adorable desserts. Jessica might not be whipping them all up herself, but we bet she could still prove herself in the cooking competition.
15. Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn is another model who knows her way around the kitchen. When she’s not starring in Maybelline campaigns and walking the runway, she’s likely getting down in the kitchen. She once hosted her own cooking show, “Well Dunn with Jourdan” on Jay-Z’s YouTube channel and also hosted “How it’s Dunn” for Amuse’s YouTube channel. She might be more focused on fashion photos on social, but don’t let that fool you. She would be a proper contender.
16. Chrissy Teigen
If you follow Chrissy Teigen on social media, you will know that she’s hilarious. You’ll also know that she’s a major foodie. Delicious creations feature prominently in her feed along with snaps of her adorable daughter Luna. She also has some major foodie credentials. She has released a cookbook (and is working on a second) and she was one of the judges on MTV’s Snack-Off. She definitely has the culinary chops to compete and we’d also love to hear her hilarious responses to the judges’ feedback.