All of the TikTok Chefs and Food Stars You Should Be Following Right Now

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Chances are that you’ve seen (and enjoyed) a TikTok or two in the last couple of weeks – whether it be viral dance video created by a teenager, or a cute clip of a couple playing a prank on each other.

Keep on reading for a full list of our favorite TikTok foodies to follow right now.

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Southern actress and content creator Tabitha Brown experienced chronic pain and fatigue for nearly two years. But when she tried out a 30-day vegan challenge with her husband, within ten days she was already started feeling better. Brown immediately began observing a vegan diet, and the lifestyle change allowed her to explore the culinary world with renewed energy.

Although she only started sharing her vegan recipes and cooking tips on TikTok in early March 2020, her genuine character, reassuring voice, and skillful ability to make complex recipes look simple have quickly netted her a fanbase of more than 2 million people.

“I honestly do it to help people see food differently and know they have other options if they ever want to try something new!” she tells PEOPLE. “It literally saved my life, so that’s why I share.”

Private chef Adam Witt recently quit his job in digital marketing to create cooking content meant to “entertain, educate, and inspire” his more than 85,000 TikTok followers.

“In terms of cooking style, it’s hard to pin one down,” he explains to PEOPLE. “I’m always researching different techniques, recipes and food history. I just let my curiosity guide what I want to cook on any given day. Though I’d say I’m heavily influenced by Asian flavors, specifically Korean food.”

If you’re looking for the ultimate dessert inspo, Chelsey White is your girl. She makes some of the most eye-catching cakes on TikTok and boasts an audience of more than 1.4 million followers.

According to her blog, White had daydreamed about her cake since she got engaged and decided to take matters into her own hands. “Somehow I managed to make our cake ahead of time, deliver it to the venue the morning of our wedding, and had the time of my life on our wedding day,” she writes. “In retrospect, I couldn’t imagine it any other way.”

While Maggie Johnson specializes in the art of cheese board assembly on TikTok, she only started building them during her senior year of college when she got adequate counter space.

Soon after, Johnson, now 23, began cooking affordable, healthy meals for herself and her roommates and sharing them online. She quickly gained an audience of more than 250,000 people, and now she has a business that takes custom orders. Typically she creates her videos based on customer requests, but every once in a while, she’ll make a fluffy sweet potato pancake breakfast board or even a dessert board.

“I started making cheese boards for fun during my senior year and that’s what really made my account popular even though I still prefer cooking to putting together boards,” she says.

“I like to show a lot of my personality and day-to-day life on my account as well,” she adds.

Chef Vivian Aronson was featured in the 10th season of the cooking competition show MasterChef and is known for her expertise in traditional Chinese cuisine. She’s also gained quite a bit of fame from her exuberant, animated cooking tutorials on TikTok. Cartoon-like sound effects instruct viewers how to cook Asian-inspired recipes like bacon-wrapped enoki mushrooms, whipped coffee boba tea, and matcha mille crepe cakes.

Ashley and Taylor Johnston, @twincoast

Fraternal twin sisters Ashley and Taylor Johnston are known for their ethereal videos of perfectly blended, unbelievably creamy smoothies. Their healthy creations are typically made using regular fruits like strawberries, bananas, and mangoes. In some of their more complex smoothies, however, you may find ingredients including pitaya, açai, or matcha.

These videos consistently reach hundreds of thousands of people on TikTok, and the twins have gained nearly 600,000 followers in a matter of months. You can find their smoothie recipes here.

“We both love smoothies and never in a million years would think people would find them cool as we do!” they tell PEOPLE. “Happy to share this little nook with our followers.”

“I love making drinks and it is something that I love to share with others as well, which is what got me to start the account in the first place,” she tells PEOPLE.

Her unique insight and willingness to share a behind-the-scenes look at the coffee giant has propelled her into fame. Today she has more than 1.7 million followers, and even though she’s currently unable to work in-store due to the coronavirus, Smith is still teaching them how to make yummy drinks at home.

Eitan Bernath, @eitan

After getting his start on the Food Network’s first-ever Chopped Junior cooking competition show when he was 11, Eitan Bernath, now 18, has turned his passion for cooking into quite a successful career.

“I try to make all my recipes on TikTok super approachable while still pushing people to expand their culinary repertoire,” he says.

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That number makes a lot of sense when you consider how many lives he probably changed after revealing how to stop crying while you’re cutting your onions.

“I want every single one of my recipes to feel very doable for people,” he says. “I see so many influencers cooking at such a high level and it doesn’t really serve the average home cook. My channel is and always will be for the people!”

If you’re a parent and want some cooking tips (or you just like watching really cute recipe videos), you need to follow Jessica Woo. Not only does she do a great job explaining how to make dishes ranging from Disney’s famous churro bites to rainbow pancakes, but she’s also an expert at making her food look good.

Woo’s videos, which feature meal prep tips, recipes for easy international comfort food, of course, her adorable kids, consistently reach millions of people and have amassed her more than 1.7 million followers in only three months.

One thing she wants parents to know? “Let your kids try different types of food, even stuff you personally don’t like,” she tells PEOPLE. “You never know what they might be into unless you offer it and they try it.”

In one video, Scherer showed people how to make “the best sandwich of your life in under 3 seconds” by pouring bread crumbs and strawberry jelly into a jar of peanut butter. The trio has also raised more than $30,000 for the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation as part of the #LeftoversChallenge.

“We’re chefs who take food really seriously, but also realize how stupid and fun it can be,” they tell PEOPLE. “Like you literally turn food into poop, might as well deep fry some Taco Bell.”

His craziest TikTok by far showcases his recipe for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mozzarella Sticks. In the video, he crushes a bag of Cheetos into a fine powder and then uses it to fry a bunch of string cheese.

Not to mention, he works hard to perfectly match up video clips with the audio – and the results are extremely pleasing.

To date, her most viral recipe, which more than 20 million people have viewed so far, is a gorgeous, thick banana bread made with all those browned bananas you were probably thinking about trashing. “Don’t you dare throw those away, we’re making the best banana bread,” she lectured to her followers.

“Cooking is a way for us to connect with each other and to make something from scratch builds our confidence, strengthens our minds to know we can accomplish anything,” Pavlides tells PEOPLE. “Plus, it’s damn good!”

(P.S. If you’re wondering who wrote the song in Pavlides’ banana bread video, look up Novice Juggler by Joey Pecoraro).

It’s unlikely you’ll see another expert cake creator on TikTok as young as Heber Clawson. The 17-year-old’s videos take his nearly 800,000 followers through a fast-paced, step-by-step decorating process that demonstrates how to make buttercream cakes so gorgeous they look like they belong in a museum.

This college student is on a mission to teach people how to correctly cook authentic Italian food. Jeremy Scheck ‘s expert technique and willingness to explain the mechanics behind cooking have amassed him more than 80,000 followers on TikTok with ease.

“When I make Italian food, which is my favorite, I pronounce the ingredients and dishes correctly and draw inspiration from cookbooks written in Italian and shows hosted in Italian,” he tells PEOPLE. “I think this makes a huge difference; otherwise, every Italian-American recipe is someone putting their American spin on an already Americanized dish.”

This British chocolatier is so skilled at pastry-making that he had already founded his own luxury chocolate company by the time he turned 21. Ralph was in law school prior to starting ArtChocolat, but he felt a deeper connection to the culinary world and dropped out after one year. Now, he shares his process on TikTok to an audience of nearly 25,000 followers.

If you’re wondering how to make an exquisite passionfruit ganache, strawberries and cream bonbon, or perhaps a cherry liqueur he’s your guy. And if his skill set far outweighs your own, watching him temper chocolate to create super shiny, thin shells and crack bonbons out of their plastic molding is still beyond satisfying.