The Best California Chefs On Instagram

You have to do something to balance out all those look-what-I’m-eating shots your friends post on Instagram. The solution? Follow these seven top SF chefs, who use Instagram to capture their culinary stylings in creative ways. Let me know if there are any California Chefs you folllowing. #CaliforniaChefs

@Californiossf

Chef Val M. Cantu of Californios gets his inspiration from modern art, as evidenced by his abstractions of everything from cold-soaked tea leaves to artfully plated oysters.

@mel_the_butcher

Former Top Chef contestant Melissa King illustrates the art of butchery in her stream of conceptual (and personal) pics.

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@jamessyhabout

The Michelin-starred chef gets personal with glimpses into his Thai heritage, including colorful shots of delicacies like fried pig tails tossed in fish sauce and catfish wrapped in banana leaf.

@imlauramiller

Whether she’s posing with Russian kale or edible flower stems, we’re jonesing to see what produce-inspired self-portrait vegan chef and Tastemade TV host Laura Miller comes up with next.

@chefmichaelmina

Culinary king Michael Mina presents a polished portfolio of his sophisticated plates and drinks, including this pluot-infused vodka cocktail with shiso, lemon and yellow Chartreuse.

@dominiquecrenn

Chef Dominique Crenn shirks tradition, and her Insta feed hints at her rebellious demeanor. She is one talent who doesn’t care what people think.

@louismaldonado3

Sweets don’t get more gorgeous than this dried fruit tart with yuzu confit and cajeta ice cream by Spoonbar’s chef Louis Maldonado (another Top Chef alum).

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