ListsTop YouTube Channels That Will Make You A Better Cook

Akshay Chandra4 years ago

Recently, Twitch started a viral campaign with a four-day marathon of Julia Child cooking shows Tuesday to expand its audience beyond video game fans, signaling a challenge to YouTube’s multi-symbiotic ecosystem.

Twitch – which Amazon purchased for $1 billion in 2014, draws 100 million unique viewers each month. According to experts, this could grow to be worth $20 billion in five years, generating $1.14 billion in annual revenue and attracting 387 million unique monthly visitors.

So, starting a genre wise segregation (Food & Cooking) can actually give YouTube a run for its viewership. But till this happens, there are enough YouTube food and cooking channels where you can learn to grill a cheese sandwich exactly like Jon Favreau cooks in the movie Chef (2014) and many more 🙂

YouTube cooking channels give us a vast exposure to the whole process of cooking, and clarify your doubts like “what ingredients you need, what temperature you need for the cheese” etc. As cooking good and delicious food is an art, only an artist can communicate the perfection you needed.

So, let’s start our list Top Cooking Channels on YouTube. Remember, these channels have the sole purpose of uploading instructional videos for cooking. You can also check our list of Top 10 YouTube Desert Channels here.

Laura in the Kitchen – 2,253,056

Laura made it her mission to make recipes that can be followed by everyday cooks. This is why she tops our list in terms of YouTube subscribers. With 1000-plus YouTube cooking videos viewed more than 300 million times, she is definitely the queen of online cooking channels.

Jamie Oliver  – 2,204,958

Jamie Oliver is ranked among world’s best chefs and was named the most influential person in the UK hospitality industry. His YouTube channel uploads the best cooking instructions for more than 1000 recipes around the world.

Gordon Ramsay – 1,669,040

He is the chef who needs no introduction. The host of Gordon Ramsay show, hell’s kitchen, MasterChef America, and his restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total.

Robjnixon – 1,063,110

Nicko’s Kitchen has been delivering simple family classic meals since 2008 on his YouTube channel. So cook affordable and easy recipes for your desserts or traditional American cuisine through this channel.   

Byron Talbott – 1,029,192

His youtube channel is categorized in 6 foodie sections like dessert, breakfast,dinner,lunch,side dishes, and quick tips.

Maangchi – 972,810

If you are getting cravings for Korean lettuce salad, Kimchi Stew, Taro Soup or want to make Korean rice liquor “Makgeolli”, then is your go-to channel. She has written a number of cooking books specializing in korean cuisine available on her amazon store.

BBQ Pit Boys – 592,911

If you are looking for barbecue and grilling recipes to serve up at your Pit, family picnic, or garden parties, then you can visit BBQ Pit Boys and learn how to smoke ribs and meat is a pro.

OnePotChefShow – 487,246

David Chilcott (The One Pot Chef) began making cooking videos on YouTube as a hobby in 2007. Having no previous experience with video making, he had to learn everything from scratch. Starting out with an old camcorder and setting up in his home kitchen, the OnePotChefShow channel.

My Virgin Kitchen – 411,095

Looking recipes for cooking classic Italian, comfort food, Christmas delicacies without any problems and difficulties ? Then here you get the best traditional, home-style and old forgotten classic recipe on this popular food YouTube channel.

Brothers Green Eats – 401,660

Two hipsters cooking comfort food – learn how to cook without all of the fancy gadgets, pro kitchens, and expensive ingredients. Many of us don’t fancy chef style cooking equipment. This is your channel to get grounded to your roots and cook the delicious meal out of eggs and bacon.

Runnyrunny999 – 377,306

This is a Japanese cooking Youtube channel headed by Taro who posts instructional videos for Japanese food and its variants.  

ChefSteps – 356,264

From the James Beard award-winning chefs, filmmakers, designers, scientists, and engineers that demonstrate modern culinary concepts with beautiful, compelling visuals, shows the why’s behind the how’s of every recipe and technique.

Hilah Cooking – 314,413

Hilah’s  recipe video walks you through a foolproof recipe that you can easily recreate at home. She shares cooking tips, shows cooking techniques, answers your cooking questions, and offer substitutions for unusual ingredients.

Cooking With Jack – 241,560

From the best products, you can use for your cooking process to step by step instructional videos on various recipes, Jack Scalfani – the host of this cooking YouTube channel can help you to spread some food love.

Show Me the Curry – 233,891

This is the best Indian connection you can get sitting back on your couch. Get a step-by-step and practical approach to South Asian Cooking if you love eating curry in Indian style.

You Suck At Cooking – 217,834

Check out their insane French Fries Rap video on their Channel. You Suck At Cooking is a great way to learn your cooking while having a hint of humor. Help them on their patreon page so that you can get more of these foody rap songs 🙂 

HellthyJunkFood – 157,990

Now you can cook delicious fried chickens having an uncanny resemblance of KFC. Yes, if you follow this YouTube channel, you can do that. Recreate all of your favorite restaurant chain food, gas station food & fast food at home. Help them on their patreon page so that you can get more of these classic fast food joints recipes 🙂 

Betty’s Kitchen – 156,882

Learn the secrets of Southern homestyle cooking from your favorite maths teacher. Also, do check out her cooking recipes listed on

Wantanmien – 135,722

This YouTube cooking channel have a mix of Cantonese and English languages.

DJ BBQ – 132,635

Learn BBQ cooking from an expert who also suggests best cooking equipment and ingredients we need to use to have that specific smoked flavor meat. Also, check out his book out on Amazon called Jamie’s Food Tube: The BBQ Book (Jamie Olivers Food Tube)

The Vegan Corner 126,204

This is supposed, the first YouTube channel dedicated to low-fat vegan cuisine hosted by Italians. Their recipes are considered to be the healthiest and are based on a very low use of fats. Also, do support their Patreon page so that they will be able to create and release more recipes for you to enjoy.

Great Depression Cooking –  93,285

Great Depression Cooking with Clara is the popular online cooking show created by Christopher Cannucciari and starring the 94-year-old cook, Clara. In each episode, Clara prepares recipes that her mother made during the Great Depression.

Food Busker – 89,104

He used to have a restaurant, but it went bust. So he left, moved to London and started cooking his food on the streets. But instead of putting a price on the food he asked people to pay him what THEY thought it was worth and thus, he called it FOOD BUSKING, A.K.A Food Busker.

The Sweetest Vegan – 79,650

She is the culinary & pastry artist who loves cooking and also helps her audience in choosing better groceries for their cooking preparation.

Edgy Veg –  78,737

The Edgy Veg is a delicious vegan and vegetarian movement hosted by Candice Hutchings, who caters to the forward-thinking meal-creators of the often-boring veg community. Do help her through the Patreon page if you really like her videos. 

River Cottage – 64,935

This cooking YouTube channels specializes in cooking delicious meals from the leftovers from the last time you were cooking in the kitchen. Check out Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new book River Cottage Love Your Leftovers: Recipes for the resourceful cook. 

The Happy Pear – 48,361

This pair identical twins chefs dedicated this YouTube cooking channel for their love of cooking delicious and affordable food.  Check out Twins David and Stephen Flynn’s page where these chefs by profession, have developed a program that is clearly the future of health and for weight loss.

The J-Wro Show – 34,464

The creator of this all vegan cooking channel, Jason Wrobel, aka J-Wro, is a tattooed Polish-Puerto Rican vegan chef and TV host of “How to Live to 100” on Cooking Channel.

Bart’s Fish Tales – 33,762

This YouTube cooking channel is all about tasty and sustainable seafood.Every Friday he uploads a new video based on the world’s best fish, shellfish, and crustaceans.

Veggietorials – 33,728

Veggietorials is Cobi’s collection of plant-based recipes, reviews and how-to are for a delicious vegan delicacies.

Crumbs Food – 33,094

Crumbs food is a beautifully crafted YouTube cooking channel where two sisters who like to cook and love to eat. Their videos are all about tasty and quick meals for family and friends.

Cooking For Dads – 14,332

Rob Barrett, Jr. creates video recipes for the visual learner. Whether you’ve cooked for years or this is your very first attempt you will find these recipes easy to make and delicious to eat.

Simple Daily Recipes – 13,908

Although this is the last YouTube channel mentioned in this list of best YouTube cooking channels, Simple Daily Recipes stands way ahead in terms of YouTube engagement. Channels creator Jill McKeever is a certified in Plant-Based Nutrition and has written a book on cooking called O M Gee Good! Instant Pot Meals, Plant-Based & Oil-free. Also, support her on Patreon so that you can get the best out of this amazing YouTube channel.

Well, if you have reached this point of the page, then you already know the best YouTube cooking channels to learn from. We know there are thousands of YouTube channels based on cooking, so if you think we forgot any particular YouTube channel, then do let us know in the comments below.


Akshay Chandra

Being an artist, movie buff and a media enthusiast, content writing is my career train. I am a proud alumni of Symbiosis Institute of Media Communication (Pune) and currently working for Vidooly.

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