These YouTube Chefs Make A Ton Of Money

These YouTube Chefs Make A Ton Of Money


It’s no secret that being a successful YouTuber
can be a profitable career. And while they might not be making as much
as the A-list actors that grace our movie screens, they’re still rolling in more dough
than most of us. Here are the YouTube chefs who make a ton
of money. “You suck at cooking yeah you totally suck.” Perhaps one of the funniest cooking channels
on the ‘Tube is You Suck At Cooking, featuring an anonymous, faceless chef — with his cynical,
satirical approach to the platform’s cooking show formula. “I tried to make a scuffin cause where do
you draw the line between all these pastries, like what’s what.” He often insults the viewers, throws ingredients
across the kitchen, and goes on strange tangents. And given his simple recipes — like coleslaw,
tomato sauce, and a breakfast sandwich — he relies mostly on hilarious narration to keep
his 1.6 million subscribers happy. “Cabbage doesn’t need to be humbled since
many people already look down on it. You wanna lift up its spirits a bit before
you eat it. Don’t you worry I love you very very much.” If you don’t like the enthusiastic and bubbly
nature of most TV and YouTube chefs, this is clearly the channel for you. Chef uploaded his first video in 2015, so
it’s quite impressive that his estimated annual income has been listed as high as almost $199K,
per Social Blade. Sounds like You Suck At Cooking doesn’t suck
at YouTubing. Perhaps one of the most well-known of this
bunch, Binging with Babish, hosted by Andrew Rea, has over 3.8 million subscribers — and
recreates dishes from your favorite movies and TV shows. “I decided I’m just gonna set up my kitchen,
see if I can come up with an interesting lighting setup for a cooking show, I found something
that I liked, and I was like I’m just gonna make one just for fun.” Using his signature style of layering narration
over shots of food prep, Rea creates dishes like “the grey stuff” from Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast and the dire wolf bread from Game of Thrones. Considering that Rea’s channel only started
to gain traction in early 2017, this relative newcomer has done an incredible job of making
his mark on an ever-changing platform. According to Social Blade, the channel has
raked in up to an estimated $1.6M per year. Considering he uploaded just 93 videos in
2018, that’s a significant amount of cheese. Next up is Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies
show, hosted by the energetic chef herself. “I love you. I love you!” A frequent collaborator, Pansino has made
videos with other YouTube heavy-hitters like The Try Guys and Joey Graceffa. Her channel leans toward baking rather than
cooking — featuring everything from New Year’s cookie pops to a Captain Marvel princess
cake. With her Instagram-ready finished products
and on-trend themes, she’s a pro at keeping her nearly 11 million subscribers hungry for
more. “Can we just eat it now…” “Mfff.” “Oh, you did it!” “Mfff.” “Yes we can eat it now.” But considering her impressive number of fans,
it may come as a surprise that her annual income is only estimated to be as high as
$1.5M per year, per Social Blade. No worries though — her day job’s still
pretty sweet. You might think that based on the name “Brothers
Green Eats,” these two brothers cook recipes that involve veggies or sustainable cooking. But you’d be wrong. The “Green” in the name refers to the last
name of the two hosts, brothers Josh and Mike Greenfield, who officially launched their
channel in 2014 after filming two seasons of a similar concept for MTV International. “About ten years ago, we started watching
cooking shows.” “But now they kinda suck.” “That’s why we made our own!” Since many cooking shows typically feature
expensive, complicated recipes, the Greenfield brothers created a concept that not only highlights
affordable recipes, but also teaches cooking newbies that the kitchen isn’t such a scary
place after all. “It doesn’t really matter the size of your
kitchen, you’re still gonna be able to cook like a badass as long as you organize it well.” With over 1.3 million subscribers, Social
Blade estimates the two could be raking in up to $120.8K per year. Kinda makes you wonder if you should quit
your day job and start cooking up some YouTube content. The second bubbly baker to make this list
is London-based Jemma Wilson, host of Cupcake Jemma. Similar to Rosanna Pansino, she also creates
Instagram-worthy treats, and features several vegan recipes, as well as general baking tips
and tricks. In 2014, she even opened up her own bakery
in London called Crumbs and Doilies — and her channel was picked up by Jamie Oliver’s
FoodTube Network. “I’m really excited to introduce a new bit
of Food Tube talent, the lovely Jemma Wilson.” But hands down, her tutorial on how to make
the “Best Ever Rainbow Cake” remains her most popular video, with over 4.6 million views. “For you to eat, or share, or just eat.” According to Social Blade, Jemma frosts up
to an estimated $116.2K in income each year. While she may not be the highest paid YouTuber
on the list, she gets to make cupcakes for a living — not too shabby. The genius behind JunsKitchen is the Japanese
cook and YouTube personality, Jun Yoshizuki. Along with another channel he hosts with his
wife, Rachel, their posts frequently feature one or more of the couple’s cats. Since the duo live in Japan, they frequently
use their platform to discuss Japanese culture — and especially, its vibrant food scene. With over 3.3 million subscribers, it doesn’t
take long to see why the channel is so popular in both Japan and America. “So fresh… I wanna eat everything here.” Having created their first video all the way
back in 2012, Social Blade estimates JunsKitchen has earned up to $296.8K per year. It would be easy to say that Yolanda Gampp,
host of How To Cake It, is just another upbeat baker who makes pretty treats. Yes, she might be bubbly, but Gampp isn’t
doing anything basic with her baking. “She didn’t know I made cakes that look realistic,
I was like…” Gampp is busy creating delicious cakes that
look like everything from Star Wars’ BB-8 to a jar of vegemite, and even a piggy bank. And thanks to the channel’s massive success
she’s released a line of baking tools and a “cakebook” by the same name. According to Social Blade estimations, Gampp’s
channel makes up to $248K per year. “I said I wanted to be the Queen B. Not a
queen bee.” With over 3.9 million subscribers and growing,
this cake queen doesn’t seems to be slowing down anytime soon. How To Cook That, hosted by Australian Ann
Reardon, strikes a balance between Instagram-able cakes, cakes that don’t look like cakes, and
Australia-inspired treats. She bakes recipes that are 200 years old,
and even conquered a Star Wars themed cake. With over 3.5 million subscribers, she charms
her viewers with her creativity and soothing voice. While she is similar to a few other bakers
on this list, she’s managed to stand out from the rest — ever since her first video in
2011. “We weren’t allowed many lollies unless it
was a birthday, so to satisfy my sweet tooth I loved to make cookies and cakes and desserts.” According to Social Blade, it’s estimated
that Reardon has made up to $160.6K per year with her fantastical bakes. Hosted by John Mitzewich — better known
as Chef John — Food Wishes sticks to a more traditional cooking show structure. But similar to his peers, for each recipe,
he provides an instructional video and then a written recipe on his blog, so his viewers
can watch him cook, and then follow along at their own pace with the readable version. He also makes a point of excluding himself
from the videos — for the most part filming the utensils and the food, set to his narration. “By not having to pay a chef to appear in
the videos, we keep our overhead low, and we pass the savings on to you!” With over 2.8 million subscribers and posts
dating back to 2007, Chef John clearly has no trouble staying up with trends and keeping
his younger viewers interested — an especially impressive feat considering he is the oldest
chef on this list, at 55. According to Social Blade, Food Wishes has
likely brought in up to an estimated $473.3K per year. Considering Chef John’s channel has been around
since way before YouTube chefs were even really a thing, we expect this veteran to be cranking
out the hits for a long time to come. “(intro)… Hi, everybody! Today we are going to make delicious, delicious
snack.” Maangchi is hosted by Emily Kim, a Korean-American
YouTube personality, chef, and author. Inspired by her heritage, almost every one
of her videos features a Korean recipe, or is inspired by one. Her skills and charisma have gained her so
much notoriety that The New York Times dubbed her “YouTube’s Korean Julia Child.” And given the rise in popularity of Korean
culture worldwide, it’s no surprise that a channel that highlights accessible Korean
food has become extremely popular with Americans. “OK, everybody today I made 16 kkwabaegi…
good party food and good snack.” Kim’s professional skills and charming personality
make her an ideal host. And with over 3.2 million subscribers and
an estimated salary of up to $377.2K, per Social Blade, this is one YouTube personality
who has earned her stripes on the internet. Possibly one of the most distinctive channels
on this list is Almazan Kitchen, hosted by Serbian chef Alex Almazan and his uncle. While the channel does feature some Serbian
inspired dishes — like the Ultimate Serbian Breakfast — Almazon’s main focus is delightfully
minimal. Each of his episodes includes very little
text and no narration — and simply comprises a video of the food being prepared with minimal
tools in the wilderness, accompanied only by the sounds of nature, as a backdrop. Many fans find this cooking style incredibly
calming — and it’s sure unlike any other cooking channel we’ve come across. Almazan explains on his site, “We always wanted to create special experience
for our viewers, so we are everything but [the] usual cooking show. Our videos are filmed in wild nature, food
is prepared in special custom made cookware using special kitchen tools, we use ancient
cooking methods and some really rare ingredients, though all of our recipes can be easily prepared
at home.” According to Social Blade, Almazan Kitchen
brings in up to an estimated $466.7K annually, thanks to its unique spin on cooking. Going as far back as 2010, Epic Meal Time,
hosted by the always entertaining Harley Morenstein, is by far one of the most popular and beloved
food-focused YouTube channels. “From now on, nothing goes down unless I’m
involved. No nuggets, no onion rings, no nothin’!” With their most popular video — Fast Food
Lasagna — earning nearly 31 million views, the channel boasts over 7 million subscribers. A typical vid features Morenstein and his
friends creating the most absurd, over-the-top recipes imaginable — like a candy pizza,
a 100-pound cookie, and their version of the Turducken. And after the channel picked up some traction,
they landed celebrity guests like James Franco and Seth Rogen, Tony Hawk, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
— and even inspired a TV spin-off on FYI called Epic Meal Empire. “Sushi’s the best. Problem is it’s made with fish. And who’s got the time to go fishing.” According to Social Blade estimations, Epic
Meal Time brings in up to $187.9K in annual income. Morenstein might not be the wealthiest YouTuber
on this list, but his content is epic indeed. At first glance, it might seem like Byron
Talbott’s just like any other popular YouTube chef who’s gained a little notoriety because
of their good looks. “I mean off the top of my head, this is my
most favorite kitchen utensil.” But this chef isn’t just a pretty face. Not only is Talbott immensely talented in
the kitchen, he also is an incredible filmmaker and editor. Some YouTube chefs use their bubbly personalities
to set them apart from the pack, while others try to give their channels a comedic twist,
but Talbott’s approach is a much more subtle one. Not only does he focus on the food — it
is a cooking channel after all — he also makes it look absolutely tantalizing. He skillfully employs well-thought-out camera
angles and calming narration to really bring the art back to cooking. “Right away it like bursts open… I love this dessert.” But despite his clear passion and talent,
his salary is much lower than most of his peers — with Social Blade estimating his
yearly income at up to just $35.1K. Even though those numbers can’t compete with some of YouTube’s
cooking giants, Talbott’s talent still earns him a whole lot of credit. Laura in the Kitchen, hosted by Italian-American
chef Laura Vitale, is truly bringing home the bacon. The self-proclaimed “Jersey girl” is yet another
chef who has gained popularity on YouTube, even though she follows a similar formula
to your typical TV chef. “This pork is so insanely moist, I don’t know
what to do with myself.” But despite her traditional approach, she
cooks up a storm for over 3.3 million subscribers — and according to Social Blade, makes up
to an estimated $199.2K per year. Of course, that’s in addition to the money
she rakes in from the Cooking Channel, where her large YouTube following earned her a gig
as host of her own show, Simply Laura, as well as guest spots on many of their other
shows. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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100 thoughts on “These YouTube Chefs Make A Ton Of Money”

  1. You Suck At Cooking is my favorite channel for all of YouTube!! Also, many of his videos contain music that he writes himself, as well as many different types of styles.

  2. I love [email protected] and BWB. I also recently found Demystifying Chinese Cuisine (I think that's what it's called. I tried my hand at a couple videos on things I know how to do plus a couple experiments…nothing all that impressive of course, most are centered around cooking for my kids who can be extremely picky. I don't have the sub or viewer base, most of my 190 subs come for my dashcam vids with my vlogs a distant second.

  3. the only ones I knew of were foodwishes, Laura in the kitchen, and Talbot

    I was subbed to foodwishes since the beginning,

    the bearded guy who makes the giant food looks interesting.i may check him out

  4. ISMH no African American Men or African British or other African Men around the World? Short sighted here! ;-(

  5. This video is very interesting, didn't know all these channels I will have a look.
    And hoping that maybe, in a couple of years, my channel will be in such a video… 😅

  6. Yeah mostly BS. Half pf these channels make very little content anymore. Laura in the kitchen hasn't made bugger all videos since having a child the same goes for Chef John, my personal fav. He still makes at least one video every other week. How about the rest of these Youtubers? If any of them make real money out of YouTube with the way they changed how they pay out for content they're an EXTREME anomaly.

  7. Interesting video! Man, 1.5 mil a year. I wishhhhh! I could buy a lot of ramen 🍜🍜🍜🍜🍜😅👨‍🍳

  8. I just have to say that I'm unsubscribing. Don't worry, you still run an interesting channel but Windows updated to add something that blocks my ad blocker. I can feel my brain and soul melting and it just makes relaxing to TV stressful to have ads pop up every other min. I now understand why most people suck if that is what their brain does at every waking moment as they stare into their phones without ad blockers (that still work).

  9. I only watched this vid to see if my girl Laura was being respected and rightly they saved the best for last!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 she has taught me how to feed my family. If you're reading this and cooking seems intimidating WATCH HER VIDEOS. Laura in the kitchen.

  10. First, I often wonder just how accurate Social Blade is with its estimates, especially considering recent changes in YouTube policies.
    Second, how many of these, if any, are actually one-person YouTube channels, and for those that aren't, how many people do they have working on the channel? $200,000 a year sounds like a lot, but it's not so much when it has be to be split 4 or 5 ways, after expenses.

  11. Who is the narrator here? This channel is always on my recommended. Also Tasty should be on this list at number one.

  12. Thats the state of youtube even sucky chefs can make videos that get views. I might make how to cook with feces and semen videos

  13. I love Rosanna Pansino's videos! I remember seeing her recipe for Kingdom Hearts sea-salt ice cream and I was impressed! I've also been subscribed to Laura Vitale's YouTube channel since I was in high school.

  14. Chef John from Food Wishes and Stephanie from Joy of Baking are my absolute favorites. I have been cooking/baking recipes from their videos for years.

  15. You have to include this Chinese cooking channel: 李子柒

    I don't know what it even says but she is the best. Very little talking and it's all in Chinese but it is one of the most beautify filmed channels..
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC47do520os_4DBMEFGg4A

  16. I wonder how many of Pantino's viewers are lonely guys that really just want to watch a hot chick cook. But who could blame them…she is hot and uses that to her advantage…more power to ya, no shame in that.

  17. Chef John is freaking awesome. I’m really not very interested in the channels that are all about the people and not as much about the food. Chef John actually teaches you cooking techniques and facts you should know. And he’s a bit more subtly hilarious.

  18. You really, really need to educate your narrator on how to read numbers. Excellent, entertaining video otherwise

  19. How to Cook That’s Ann Reardon has an excellent video about how content farms harm YouTube cooks and cheat watchers. It is important to support real content providers like these on YT.

  20. Almazan is the absolute best Youtube channel. The guy is part chef, part genius, and part outdoors man. I never miss an episode 🙂

  21. Surprised that none of the non-Western cooking channels were named despite their popularity. Cooking Tree has more subscribers than so many of the people on this list.

  22. I hate that these channels are so damned biased. No Townsand and sons? I guess they didn't pay you guys enough
    https://www.youtube.com/user/jastownsendandson

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