Julie DelahayeThe best celebrity chefs and bakers to follow on Instagram including Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Great British Bake Off stars Nadiya Hussain and Candice Brown
Instagram is chock-a-block full of foodie inspiration, with budding bakers and aspiring chefs regularly posting photos of their decadent desserts or healthy dinners on social media. However, if you find yourself endlessly scrolling through your feed without feeling truly inspired by the dishes on offer, it could be time to find some new accounts to follow: and celebrity chefs could be the answer.
Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay are just some of the famous foodies who have upped the stakes with photos of their picture-perfect creations, as well as revealing some of their highly-coveted recipes. Chefs including James Martin andTom Kitchin give fans a sneak peek into their every day lives, whether they're in the kitchens of the world's most famous fine dining restaurants or simply cooking a meal at home with the kids. Fancy your chances on The Great British Bake Off? Then you may want to follow former winners Nadiya Hussain and Candice Brown who keep giving us major baking inspiration with their dazzling and mouth-watering creations.
Click through to discover the top 10 celebrity chefs and bakers you'll want to follow on Instagram…
Jamie Oliver: @jamieoliver
Jamie's Instagram feed is full of foodie inspiration, whether he's sharing how-to videos for recreating his recipes or posting snaps of his favourite dishes and creations. As well as updating fans on his latest ventures from new cookbooks to restaurant openings, Jamie gives his followers a glimpse into his daily life whether he's hanging out with his celebrity friends, or spending quality time with wife Jools Oliver and the couple's five children.
Candice Brown: @candicebrown
Great British Bake Off winner Candice is still baking cakes that would make Mary Berry proud – and her legions of Instagram followers are clamouring for the star to open up a bakery of her own. As well as giving us all major baking goals, Candice often catches up with her fellow former contestants including Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth, and regularly posts heartwarming snaps with her beau Liam.
Gordon Ramsay: @gordongram
When he's not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Gordon keeps his fans updated with sneak peeks into his impressive empire, whether sharing behind-the-scenes snaps in the kitchens of his various restaurants, or posting fun snaps from Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef Junior. There are also sweet photos of his family, with the proud dad regularly sharing snaps of his four children Megan, Holly, Matilda and Jack.
Nigella Lawson: @nigellalawson
If you have a sweet tooth, you'll definitely be a fan of Nigella's Instagram photos: the gourmet food guru regularly shares snaps of her decadent desserts, whether she's making brownies that ooze chocolate or serving up pomegranate ice cream. You won't be short of inspiration – Nigella shares a new recipe every day.
Paul Hollywood: @paul.hollywood
When he's not sharing behind-the-scenes snaps from TheGreat British Bake Off, Paul is showing off his enviable baking skills – and it's not difficult to see why most contestants fear him when it comes to Bread Week on the show. As well as regularly posting photos of his finished baked products, Paul also gives us major wanderlust as he travels the world in search of new baking techniques and creations that he shares with his fans.
Nadiya Hussain: @nadiyajhussain
Those with a sweet tooth be warned – Nadiya's Instagram feed will give you major food envy. The Great British Bake Off star is still baking delicious-looking cakes and confections, and regularly shares snaps of her impressive creations on the social media app. It's not just sweet treats on the menu – Nadiya has also wowed fans with her cooking skills from yummy-looking brunch dishes to hearty winter warm dinners.
James Martin: @jamesmartinchef
Not only does the former Saturday Kitchen star regularly give us food envy with photos of his mouth-watering dishes, but he also gives his followers a serious case of wanderlust as he travels the world to discover different local cuisines, whether embarking on a road trip across France or exploring markets in Barcelona. James also keeps fans up to date with his latest ventures from cookbooks to TV appearances – and make sure to look out for his adorable dogs Ralph and Cooper who sometimes pop up on his feed!
Lorraine Pascale: @lorrainepascale
Hailed as a master of all things food by her legions of followers, Lorraine regularly shares some of her favourite recipes so that her fans can recreate them at home. She also reveals the fellow foodies she herself loves to follow on social media, as well as providing major food inspiration with her colourful and healthy dishes, sure to appeal to anyone whether you're trying to lose weight or want a truly decadent cake for a party.
Tom Kitchin: @tom_kitchin
If you've ever wanted a sneak peek into a celebrity chef's day-to-day activities, then you may want to follow Tom on the social media app. He regularly gives his fans a glimpse inside his restaurant's kitchen as he cooks up innovative new menus, as well as posting photos of upcoming dishes and daily specials he's planning to include. The proud dad also shares photos of his adorable sons, offering a sneak peek into his family life with wife Michaela.
Deliciously Ella: @deliciouslyella
Ella's Instagram proves that healthy food doesn't have to be boring. In fact, her feed is packed with eye-catching colourful snaps of her delicious dishes from quinoa, hazelnut cacao bars, to easy and quick pasta lunch inspiration. The foodie also posts gorgeous snaps of her bestselling cookbooks, teasing fans with her favourite recipes and short clips of the finished products.