7 Famous Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Fast-Food Choices

Jan 14, 2021 09:00 AM EST | By Kristine M. (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Professional chefs are known to craft masterpieces using their skills and talent. As a result, many assume that they only go for food created by themselves or other professional chefs.

Contrary to that assumption, some professional chefs confessed to enjoying food items found in fast-food chains, and here are some of them. 

In-N-Out Burger for Teresa Montaño, Executive Chef of Otoño

Chef’s Favorites: Fast-food Choices Of Professional Chefs Revealed
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According to the Chefs Feed, Chef Teresa Montañois, the owner and head chef of Otoño, this Los Angeles-based restaurant focuses on creating delicious Spanish cuisine.

However, Chef Teresa reveals that she prefers an In-N-Out double-double with a side of fries when it comes to fast-food. She said that she admires In-N-Out's operation and that they produce great food. 

Checker's for Johanna Hellrigl, Chef of Doi Moi


In 2018, Chef Johanna became the Executive Chef for Doi Moi, according to Washington City Paper. Doi Moi is famous for embracing Vietnamese and French culture and incorporates it into their dishes. On the other hand, Chef Johanna picks Checker's Seasoned Fries as her go-to fast-food treat. 

Arby's for Terryl Gavre, Restaurateur


Obviously, owning two high-end restaurants can't always get you what you crave for. While Terryl Gavre has Cafe 222 and Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant, she still finds Arby's Sauce and Horsey Sauce as her secret indulgence. She adds that she prefers to order the Classic Roast Beef Sandwich without cheese to not distract from the meat and sauces. 

Jimmy John's for Nate Gravina, Executive Chef of Breckenridge Brewery


For Chef Nate of Breckenridge Brewery, everyone needs a break once in a while from all the cooking. The perfect treat he gives himself is Jimmy John's Gargantuan Unwich. He reveals that he adds some bacon and all the veggies that can be crammed into that lettuce wrap. 

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Shake Shack for Mike DeCamp, Chef of P.S. Steak


For Chef Mike of P.S. Steak, the best comfort food comes from Shake Shack Burger. To satisfy his cravings, he usually goes for the Smoke Shack Burger, a chicken sandwich, cheese fries, and a 50/50 shake. He said that Shake Shack creates great combinations that make them more than the standard fast-food burger joint.

KFC for Jet Tila, Chef and Cookbook Author


What is not to love when it comes to chicken wings? The famous cookbook author Chef Jet Tila shares the same sentiment. He reveals that he is fond of KFC's hot wings and can eat them every day if given a chance. The famous chefs also said that KFC's hot wings have the perfect skin-to-fat-to-meat ratio. Also, his family always celebrates an occasion with a bucket of chicken. 

McDonald's for Henry Pariser, Executive Chef at Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse


There may not be a person in the world who does not like McDonald's. Chef Henry of the Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse may agree to that since he admits his guilty indulgence is a Big Mac with fries and an Oreo McFlurry. He said that he likes the convenience of ordering these food items and the sweet, salty, hot, and cold combo of the fries and McFlurry. 

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