Bon Appetit magazine has released a list of the top 10 chefs to follow on Twitter following a story on how Twitter is narrowing the gap between chefs and their diners.
Fans are tweeting to chefs directly, with some soliciting chef secrets for the best marinara sauce, some taking their beefs online for the Twittersphere to see, and others still hoping for a virtual shoutout and a mention on Twitter with their handle.
Chefs, meanwhile, like Chris Cosentino of Incanto in San Francisco, are posting Twitter-only specials for their regulars.
Others like Rene Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen, are providing followers with inside looks at their staff meals or exclusive previews of their latest menu dishes.
Bon Appetit‘s favorite Twitter chefs were chosen for their cheeky banter, inside scoops, and level of activity.
Another social media tracker Klout, meanwhile, released an earlier report last month naming US-based Travel Channel TV host Andrew Zimmern the most influential foodie and chef on Twitter. He was followed by Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.
Here are the top 10 Twitter chefs according to Bon Appetit magazine:
Rene Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen
Eric Ripert, executive chef of Le Bernardin, New York City
Michael Laiskonis, pastry chef at Le Bernardin
Daniel Patterson, executive chef of Coi in San Francisco
Shuna Fish Lydon, pastry Chef at Peels, New York City
Eddie Huang, chef at Bao Haus, New York City
Matt Jennings, executive chef and Cheesemonger at Farmstead, Providence, RI
Gavin Kaysen, executive chef, Cafe Boulud, New York City
Stephanie Izard, chef/owner, Girl & the Goat, Chicago
Chris Cosentino, executive chef, Incanto, San Francisco