You don’t need to be attractive to be a great chef. Far from it. But when it comes to the pleasure that delicious food provides, it certainly doesn’t hurt if the person providing you that pleasure is a total hottie. All that licking, biting and consuming makes us steamier than a vegetable. So which good lookin’ cook do you think is hotter than an oven?
The Loveable Chef: Chuck Hughes
He’s a tall drink of water. His tattoos give him a bad boy edge. He’s excitable and sweet-natured. Add in an adorable French-Canadian accent, and Chuck Hughes is the kind of cutie who would have ended up in Teen Beat magazines, if this were the ’90s.
The Professor: Geoffrey Zakarian
With his handsome face, salt and pepper hair, and glasses, Geoffrey Zakarian seems like he could definitely teach a lady some skills in more than one room in her house. And I’m not just talking about the one with the fridge in it.
The Lingerie Model: Padma Lakshmi
Legs for days and a body made for sin. I’ve heard that though she may be a bit chilly on the inside, you can’t deny that Padma is blisteringly hot on the outside.
The Exotic Master: Marcus Samuelsson
With Samuelsson’s cocoa skin and soft voice – mixed with his smouldering confidence and soulful approach to cooking – this Top Chef Master winner puts us in sensual overload.
The Living Doll: Giada de Laurentiis
Giada is like the sweetest little bobble head you’ve ever seen. Her Cheshire Cat grin is likely even bigger than her itty bitty waist. And that shampoo commercial hair! I’m pretty sure this girl was created by Mattel.
The Beefcake Australian: Curtis Stone
He’s got a sexy accent and thick blonde hair on top of his tall, muscular frame. And, of course, he’s good with his hands. As a stone cold fox, Curtis was aptly named.
The Cute Canadian: Carl Heinrich
As the winner of Top Chef Canada, serious Carl Heinrich is sharper than a chef’s blade. But it’s his softer side – the way he happily cried with his girlfriend, Julia Ayearst, when he gave her the great news in the final episode of his season – that really made us swoon.
The French Canadian Mademoiselle: Laura Calder
Laura Calder exudes charm and poise. Classic French cooking is a necessary skill for all chefs to master, and Laura is a classic beauty we couldn’t do without.
The Slick Italian: David Rocco
Rocco is no stranger to pastas and other carbs, so his new job judging Donut Showdown doesn’t have us very worried that he’ll lose his hot physique. Even if he does put on a few pounds sampling those deep-fried treats, his chocolate brown eyes will still make all the ladies melt.
The Babely Brit: Nigella Lawson
In the wake of a devastating scandal involving domestic abuse against Lawson, we wish her the best and hope she is as strong as she is beautiful.