10 Chef Home Kitchens We’d Love to Cook In

updated Mar 29, 2023
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While we might focus on the kitchens of home cooks most of the time, we’re not immune to the joy of peeking behind the scenes of some of our favorite chefs as well.

Yes, some of the big names have enviable, modern kitchens — specially designed to suit their every cooking need — but many chefs are dealing with cramped cupboards and never enough counter space, just like the rest of us.

Here’s a look at 10 of our favorite chefs’ kitchens.

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  • Giada De Laurentiis’s Sleek Modern Kitchen: We would expect nothing less than a gleaming white kitchen from the Food Network star. The chance to build her dream kitchen is one of the reasons she completely rebuilt her Southern California home. See the full tour.
  • Ludo Lefebvre’s Rooster-Filled Kitchen: The chef, known for his pop-up restaurants, keeps busy cooking for his wife and twins. His only lament is that there isn’t enough counter space for cooking big meals to entertain. See the full tour.
  • Peter Hoffman’s Humble Kitchen: Even professional chefs sometimes deal with cramped quarters and less-than-ideal setups in their home kitchens. Peter Hoffman of Back Forty West in New York City makes it work with what he has in his West Village apartment. See the full tour.
  • Laurent Tourondel’s Country Kitchen: The pride and joy of the BLT owner’s country kitchen is his Provence Blue La Cornue range, and we can see why! See the full tour.
  • Julia Child’s Museum-Worthy Kitchen: How could we leave out the queen of cooking herself? You can visit a re-creation of Julia’s kitchen (including that eternally copied pegboard) at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. See the full tour.

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