Resources for Beginner Cooks

Mediocre Chef is one of many resources online that can help you learn how to cook! There are tons of YouTube channels, websites, and chefs that you can follow for cooking tips and recipe inspiration. This list contains some of our favourites!

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Alex French Guy Cooking

Alex is a self-taught home cook from Paris that's obsessed with ramen. We love Alex because he isn't afraid to experiment and because he showed us how amazing French onion soup can be. Check out Alex's YouTube channel and immediately become jealous of his kitchen setup!

YouTube | Website | Patreon


Binging With Babish

Binging With Babish, aka Andrew Rea, brings food from movies and TV shows to life. From Pasta Aglio e Olio from the movie Chef (our favorite), to Lemon Cakes from Game of Thrones, Babish has successfully recreated multiple iconic dishes. He also has a new series called Basics With Babish, which is perfect for both new and mediocre chefs.

YouTube | Website | Patreon


Food Wishes

Food Wishes has been making YouTube videos since 2007. With over 2 million subscribers, Chef John (the voice behind Food Wishes) has helped countless mediocre chefs upgrade their cooking game. If you like Food Wishes, join this Facebook group where people share their recreations of Chef John's recipes.

YouTube | Website | Allrecipes.com


Laura In The Kitchen

Laura Vitale has over 3 million subscribers — her channel boasts over 1200 videos (episodes) where she teaches viewers how to make amazing recipes. Laura is a self-taught cook who loves to share her passions with the world. Her goal: to help you navigate the kitchen and make food everyone will love! Her Strawberry Pie and Prosciutto Parm Twists are absolutely delicious!

YouTube | Website