A Map Reveals Each State’s Favorite Celebrity Chef And Leaves Us With A Few Questions

We have “No Reservations” about Anthony Bourdain being No. 1.

Having a favorite celebrity chef means something different for each and every one of us. But, essentially, we invite these food experts into our homes via the TV and they help us become better cooks in the kitchen by sharing their skills and knowledge.


But who is the favorite celebrity chef in your state? Well, USDirect set out to find the answer to that question and did so thanks to some handy Google Trends search data. After figuring out which celebrity chef was beloved the most in each of the 50 states, it compiled a map that looks good enough to eat.

The stats were pretty interesting, too. Anthony Bourdain, who died last year, reigned supreme as the favorite celebrity chef in 10 states. Close behind the No Reservations star was Alton Brown (Good Eats) with eight states, and Anne Burrell (Worst Cooks in America) as well as Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off) with five states each to their name.

A few celebrity chefs surprisingly only appeared once, such as: Emeril Lagasse (Emeril's Florida), Jamie Oliver (The Naked Chef), Martha Stewart (The Martha Stewart Show), Mary Berry (The Great British Bake Off), Masaharu Morimoto (Iron Chef America), Michael Symon (The Chew), and Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman).

Looking at the map it would be hard to miss Nevada, the state that seems to really love its celebrity chefs. It had a five-way tie between Bobby Flay (Being Bobby Flay), Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen), Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins And Dive), Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible), and Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck).

Take a look at the full map here:

A map of the United States revealing the favorite celebrity chef in each state.
Credit: USDirect
A key to the map revealing the favorite celebrity chef in each state.
Credit: USDirect

For a state-by-state rundown, here’s a handy list for you:

Alabama: Anne Burrell
Alaska: Alton Brown
Arizona: Anthony Bourdain
Arkansas: Alton Brown
California: Anthony Bourdain
Colorado: Alton Brown
Connecticut: Ina Garten
Delaware: Anne Burrell
Florida: Anthony Bourdain
Georgia: Anthony Bourdain
Hawaii: Masaharu Morimoto
Idaho: Paul Hollywood
Illinois: Anthony Bourdain
Indiana: Alton Brown
Iowa: Duff Goldman
Kansas: Duff Goldman
Kentucky: Guy Fieri
Louisiana: Emeril Lagasse
Maine: Martha Stewart
Maryland: Duff Goldman
Massachusetts: Ina Garten
Michigan: Alton Brown
Minnesota: Alton Brown
Mississippi: Anne Burrell
Missouri: Alton Brown
Montana: Alton Brown
Nebraska: Rachael Ray
Nevada: Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, and Wolfgang Puck
New Hampshire: Anne Burrell
New Jersey: Giada De Laurentiis
New Mexico: Anthony Bourdain
New York: Jamie Oliver
North Carolina: Anthony Bourdain
North Dakota: Rachael Ray
Ohio: Michael Symon
Oklahoma: Ree Drummond
Oregon: Alton Brown
Pennsylvania: Duff Goldman
Rhode Island: Giada De Laurentiis
South Carolina: Anthony Bourdain
South Dakota: Rachael Ray
Tennessee: Anne Burrell
Texas: Anthony Bourdain
Utah: Paul Hollywood
Vermont: Mary Berry
Virginia: Anthony Bourdain
Washington: Paul Hollywood
West Virginia: Anthony Bourdain
Wisconsin: Paul Hollywood
Wyoming: Paul Hollywood

Cover image: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com


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