List of Chef Quotes on Food and Life

Famous Chef Quotes and Sayings

I know I haven’t posted a recipe in some time now, but I’ll be back soon, I promise. I’ve been busy doing life things and obviously time is speeding up as a month now feels like a week. Enough excuses though, I plan to post at least one new recipe per week from now on. I also plan to start a newsletter, become more active on social media, and generally make a whole lot more useful to people. For now though, here’s some quotes by famous chefs on food, cooking, and life!

  • If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.
    Gordon Ramsay
  • Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’
    Anthony Bourdain
  • I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn’t happen in restaurants.
    Delia Smith
  • Keep it simple in the kitchen. If you use quality ingredients, you don’t need anything fancy to make food delicious
    Curtis Stone
  • When a chef tells me he is cooking with his grandmother’s recipe, I always wonder why. Did talent skip the past two generations?
    Nathan Myhrvold
  • You don’t have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts.
    Erin Morgenstern
  • I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting.
    Andy Rooney
  • This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun.
    Julia Child
  • A great chef is first a great technician. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you.
    Jacques Pepin
  • If you’re not the one cooking, stay out of the way and compliment the chef.
    Michael Strahan

I’ve previously posted some African food quotes here and some Cooking quotes here.

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