Celebrity chefs are everywhere. They host reality TV shows, judge cooking competitions, publish cookbooks, and open their own restaurants. Along the way, many of them ruffle a few feathers. Many celebrity chefs are genuinely talented. But some have polarizing personalities. Some have boring shows and lackluster recipes. And others are, plain and simple, badly overrated. Read on to check out the celebrity chefs everybody — sometimes including their fellow chefs — loves to hate.
15. Giada De Laurentiis
When it comes to celebrity chefs and Food Network stars, Giada De Laurentiis seems pretty innocuous. But many viewers love to hate this Italian-born chef. Many report it grates on their nerves when De Laurentiis over-enunciates Italian words.
Some have written blog posts about her most annoying pronunciations. And even TV personality Jimmy Fallon made fun of her pronunciations. Other viewers claim De Laurentiis looks like she’s afraid to get anything dirty when she cooks, and many have mocked De Laurentiis after reports surfaced she never actually eats the dishes she cooks.