9 Amazing People Could Help You Achieve Greatness In the Kitchen

If you are looking for the best influencers when it comes to video cooking instructions, then this post is for you. Social media plays a significant role in our daily lives especially in following video tutorials. From blogs to YouTube videos, we now have access to information with just a push of a button.

I searched the internet for the most influential people when it comes to cooking, and I came up with this list to help you out. If you are familiar with names like Donal Skehan, Mario Batali, and James Oliver, then this post will give you the information that you will need and how to find them. I researched some of their profiles and blogs and included their websites so that you can visit their pages as well.

If you want to level up your kitchen game and be inspired, I suggest that you read through this post and search for these famous people as well. Enjoy!




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If you are looking for instructional videos that will give you every information you need about Russian dishes, then look at what Natasha has in store for you.

Widely known as a very popular Ukrainian foodie, she runs her blog with her husband, Vadim. Natasha has a degree in Business and a background as a realtor. She started her food blog in 2009 as a way of sharing favorite recipes with her family and friends.

If you want to subscribe and follow her blog and get to know more about Natasha’s history, click this link.

One of her latest tutorials in the blog is how to make homemade marshmallows. She always updates her blog with new recipes and tutorials so you would be able to satisfy your cravings as well.

Also, visit her YouTube page on this link right here for a constructive and visual tutorial.


John Mitzewich

John Mitzewich, also known as Chef John, is an American chef and an avid video blogger. Chef John contributed on numerous cookbooks, recipes, and videos at this online food network called Allrecipes.com. He already has 20 years of success in the American Food Industry because of his contributions.

Currently he has 1.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.​

Here is the link to John Mitzewich’s page on YouTube called “Food Wishes”.

If you have a Facebook account, you can also visit his Facebook page through this link right here.


jamies oliver

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James Trevor Oliver is a well-known British Chef and restaurateur. He started cooking at a young age as a pastry chef. He was noticed by BBC when he was a sous chef at River Café and debuted in a television show called “Naked Chef.” He also made a cookbook which became a #1 bestseller in the United Kingdom and made him famous.

James started a campaign called “Feed Me Better” which aims to help British children to change their eating habits. If you want to know more about James Oliver, you can also visit his website through this link.

Jamie has a YouTube channel called Food Tube as well, and he provides great tutorials when it comes to cooking delicious dishes. He also gives out professional tips and tricks on how you can be an expert in the kitchen as well.

To know more about his YouTube channel, visit this link right here.

On his Instagram account and you can see pictures of mouthwatering dishes that he made. Visit this link if you want to check his Instagram account.



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Laura Vitale is an Italian-American television host and a famous YouTube personality. She is well known for her YouTube channel “Laura in the Kitchen” and a program called “Simply Laura.” She specializes in Italian-American dishes such as pasta, pizza, and other desserts. She started her video tutorials in 2010 and continues to publish them up to today.

You can see all the recipes and tutorials on her website. The website is very educational for those of you who wants to cook different Italian-American dishes. Visit her website by clicking the link right here.



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Donal Skehan is an Irish food blogger, food photographer and television presenter who resides in Los Angeles, USA. He was always inspired by his family in Dublin. They are food lovers who have been successful in the food industry for over 60 years now.

He started his ride to fame with his food blog named “The Good Mood Food Blog.” The blog racked up a lot of followers because of his concise way of making video tutorials. Donal launched his YouTube channel in 2014 under Jamie Oliver’s “Food Tube Network.” He also made a lot of collaboration between other top chefs.

On top of his success, he is just 23 years old. He already published three books about cooking. If you want to get more information about Donal Skehan, feel free to visit his website by clicking the link.

If you want to subscribe to his YouTube channel, here is the link that you need to visit.



If you are a vegetarian who loves to eat authentic Indian vegetarian meals, then you should probably know Manjula Jain. Coming from Northern India, Manjula grew up in a vegetarian family. As a child, she always helped her mother around the kitchen. She learned from her mother that you should cook with a few spices and herbs in order not to compromise the taste of vegetables, grains, and lentils.

Manjula’s website, called Manjula’s Kitchen, aims to share simple and practical vegetarian recipes that you can do at home. If you are new to cooking, especially Indian vegetarian cooking, it will be easy for you to learn a lot since Manjula’s website uses a combination of video tutorials and written recipes.

To get to know more about Manjula, simply visit her website using the link. You can also follow and subscribe to her YouTube channel. Just click the link for further details.



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Byron Oliver Talbott is a New Mexican born chef. He started his career in cooking when he finished his culinary degree at Los Angeles Mission College. Byron strived hard to get to the position he is in. He worked under Gordon Ramsay and learned a lot from that experience.

His website, features helpful video tutorials about cooking. Byron doesn’t follow have a certain genre when it comes to cooking, but his featured recipes are great. Every tutorial has a step-by-step screenshot for each tutorial so you won’t have a tough time making these delicious meals.

Byron’s YouTube channel started in 2012 with documented sessions of his passion for cooking. He described his YouTube channel as a place where “The professional kitchen meets the home cook.”



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Mario Batali is one of the most well-known chefs in the world. He was named “Man of the year” in the chef category in 1999 by GQ magazine. Mario won a lot of awards and already reached the pinnacle of success when it comes to being a chef.

He’s the main responsible behind Mario Batali Foundation with a mission of feeding, educating and empowering children across the globe. Mario focuses on Italian dishes since he has Italian blood in his veins.

No wonder almost everyone knows the name, Mario Batali. His website, garnered a lot of followers especially those who are into Italian cuisine. If you want to develop your own style of Italian cooking, then you are exactly on the right track by checking out Mario’s online video tutorials.

You can also check out his YouTube channel by clicking the link. Bon Appetit!



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The last, but not the least, the person that we have on our list of the most influential person when it comes to video cooking instructions is Hilah Johnson. She began her conquest of video cooking instructions in January 2010 with her partner, Christopher Sharpe. They created educational, short-form cooking videos for those people who are inexperienced when it comes to cooking.

Hilah creates her own ingredients from fresh herbs. She does not use any powdered mixes or seasonings because she believes that a delicious food should start from scratch. Hilah and Christopher released their “Learn to Cook” book in December 2012. This book contains everything that you'll need to learn when it comes to cooking.

If you are interested in getting your own copy of their book or if you want to check out their website, visit this link. The instructional videos that hey put up on YouTube are really entertaining and educational as well. You will learn how to cook and have fun doing it. If you are interested in what they have stored for you, then visit their YouTube channel by clicking this link.


Now that you have seen my list of the top influencers in video cooking instructions, feel free to visit all their websites so that you can learn a lot and hopefully master the art of cooking.

Is your favorite chef not listed here and want others to know them? Do you have any suggestions towards this list? Feel free to leave some comments on the comment section provided at the end of the article.

Learn how to cook and have fun doing it as well!

Paula Hughes

I’m Paula, and I’m absolutely in love with food blogs. I’m a foodie at heart but being the mother of two small boys, it’s not always easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so I rely on the support of other blogging moms like me to help along the way.

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