Los Angeles is crawling with celebrities and as far as famous foodies go, the chic chefs in town craft award-worthy dishes. I’m not sure what the culinary equivalent of Oscars might be, but consider the following 5 celebrity chefs nominated.
1 Wolfgang Puck
With his ever-expanding empire, Wolfgang Puck has been lording over the L.A. culinary scene ever since he introduced pizzas with panache to hungry Angeles in the 80s. 20 years later, this celebrity chef shows no sings of slowing down. His latest venture, WP24, dazzles diner with Puck's haute take on chic Chinois.
2 Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger
Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger first became household names with their television show, "Two Hot Tamales". Now, with a slew of restaurants under the belt, a cache of cookbooks and appearances on shows like "Top Chef Masters", these Border Grill Girl should have a star of their own on Hollywood Blvd.
3 Nancy Silverton
Nancy Silverton first made headlines baking award-winning goods at Campanile. Most recently, she's one the big cheeses at Mozza, where her culinary offerings convince LA diner to take a break from no-carb/no fat fare and dig into perfect plates of pasta. Foodies desperate to replicate Silverton's dishes should pick up one her 5 cookbooks. When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
4 Ludo Lefebvre
Ludo lovers fell hardcore for this celeb chef after viewing his antics and hearing his accent on Top Chef Masters. Of course, they were only hip to what Angelenos have known for some time. After all, Lefebvre's pop-up eatery, LudoBites, has been selling Lefebvre's culinary gems to packed houses ever since he started the roving restaurant. His latest offering is yet another take on fabulous food on the go. Gut truck fans take note. The LudoTruck may just be parked in a neighborhood near you.
5 Giada de Laurentiis
Foodies have been tuning into the foxy De Laurentiis' shows by the thousands and it's easy to see why. In addition to wielding a mean rolling pin, De Laurentiis is exceptionally easy on the eyes. Detractors of De Laurentiis seem to suggest that she's just eye candy, but the chef and cookbook author attended the infamous Cordon Bleu in Paris for her training. Beauty and baking all rolled up in one package? Delish.