A Recent History of Celebrity Chef TV Cameos

From Bobby Flay on Entourage to April Bloomfield on Gossip Girl, we rank the best and worst celeb-chef guest spots.


As the line between scripted television and reality programming continues to blur, so too has the distinction between celebrity chef and television star. Which is probably why so many well-known faces of the culinary world have been popping up all over your television screens lately, most often playing themselves (or at least a version of the television version of themselves).

From reality cooking-show winners, judges, and hosts to well-rounded chefs with a flair for the dramatic, food-world stars are breaking out from behind the burner for guest roles on shows like Gossip Girl, The Simpsons, and Treme. Here, we take a look at 14 of the most memorable celebrity-chef TV cameos in recent years, ranked to help you decide whether it's worth investing in their (limited) screen time.

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