10 Reasons to Marry a Chef

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Marriage is a great experience, an exhilarating one. It takes you through the highs and lows of life. Now being married to a working man, let’s day a regular Joe or a blue collar is a wonderful experience but if you’re married to a person who is in a different profession like sports, arts, culinary etc., then that is a different experience. Suppose you want to get married and let’s say you’re dating a chef, every one of your friends might say, oh that’s great! You must be getting free food. But that is not the only reason you should get married to a chef, I can give you a million more reasons as to why should you get hitched to a man who cooks for a living. Of course, women find men who can cook to be utterly sexy and if you’re getting married to one, hey you’re lucky! Who doesn’t dream of being married to a man who works well with his hands, is creative and talented, isn’t afraid to get down and dirty although they may have high demanding and stressful jobs, but hey it’s all worthwhile at the end of the day, so here are a few reasons why you should take the plunge with a chef.

10.  They are creative

They are creative

Chefs are just like artists, creating and inventing new things; they’ll rack their brains over a particular food and constantly try to come up with new ideas and recipes. You’ll never find a chef making the same old dreary food day in and day out or bring out the same recipes every day. No, a good chef will always make use of his culinary knowledge and come up with delicious recipes and this is what attracts so many people to the culinary world, the creativity. Wouldn’t you love to be surprised with a different order of food every day? Cooking is a skill, a craft and a chef is what makes food engaging and enjoyable. Isn’t it sexy to see a man flip an egg omelet with one hand or chop away within seconds?

9. They are Talented

They are Talented

Like I said before, a chef has that ability to transform the most boring and bland food into something great, if they’re short on some cooking ingredients in the kitchen, they don’t give up, rather they see it as a challenge to come up with something new. This is what makes a chef talented and innovative. Who doesn’t love a man who can make food into art and pleasing to the eye? They are passionate about their food and they go to great lengths to achieve that perfect dish on the plate. A talented chef will always think outside the box and loves the whole process of selecting food, spices and creating new menus.It’s the talent that is attractive.

8. You eat well

You eat well

Yup, if you’re dating a chef you get to eat all the wonderful dishes, all the new recipes and mouthwatering desserts. Your chef hubby will introduce you to some weird foods too and if you’re a picky eater, you’re in for a ride. By the time you’re marrying a chef, you won’t be a picky eater, I can guarantee you that. You’ll get to see and taste food in a whole different way. It’ll definitely be a food adventure with all the exotic recipes and new ingredients. Chefs experiment with weird cuisines from around the world so you’ll get to relish them, but don’t always expect them to serve you up with a four course meal. But one thing is for sure that you’ll eat like a king or a queen, just don’t be afraid of all the weight that comes along.

7. Access to the best Restaurants

Access to the best Restaurants

Yes, it’s true that chefs don’t like cooking at home that much but they’ll make sure to take you out to some of the best restaurants to take a breather from their own cooking jobs. You’ll get to meet foodie’s, food critics, and get inside new and trendy restaurants which otherwise might be a tedious task, given all the pre booked reservations. But don’t always expect to get free food all the time just because you’re the chef’s girlfriend or boyfriend. Even if you get free food, make sure you do it the right way and not overstepping your boundaries. Chefs love to try out all the new food available in different restaurants so tag along and you’ll have the best experience visiting, fine dining and tasting international delicacies in amazing and impressive restaurants.

6. They clean up well

They clean up well

If a chef is working for a 12 hour shift, they expect their kitchens to be spotless and not messy. If they work hard, they play hard too. If you’re chef is cooking you food at home, he’ll make sure the whole dining place is clean and spotless. Your food will never go to waste, because they will always come up with new ways to make your leftovers more palatable. Chefs are particular about cleanliness so one thing is for sure, if you’re cooking in a messy and filthy kitchen, he’ll first make it clean and presentable .

5. They are rich

They are rich

 I don’t mean to sound vain or shallow but yes, they’re rich; they work in the biggest restaurants and cooks meals for the wealthiest people. If a chef is a well-known one, then yes, he is going to be rich. A ‘Chef’ is a prestigious title and a very secure career. Being a chef is a great career option and pays off well in the end. Although the whole process of becoming a well-known chef  is hard, yes, very hard, going to culinary school and starting at the bottom, but if they make it, they get salaries in six figures, in addition to other benefits, which may also mean that he or she will probably end up being a celebrity chef.

4. You learn more about food

You learn more about food

If you’re chef hubby or boyfriend tells you to taste a certain food, wouldn’t you do it? Everyone else might think you’re gullible but that is what makes it so great. Eating food every day, we forget to experience it, let our taste buds enjoy it; we just wolf it down and get it over with. But if you’re with a chef, food wont’ be the same anymore. You’ll enjoy it, you’ll learn about food, how it is cooked, what ingredients go on in certain dishes, you’ll learn how chefs make some of the weirdest dishes more presentable and eatable to people. They also take everyday food and turn it into something beautiful, more delectable. Like I said, it will be a thrilling experience.

3. They are hard working

They are hard working

Chefs are hard workers, their jobs are hard and grueling. They work for weeks and get called in the middle of the night. But they will make it up to you, they may just surprise you with a great new dish and it’ll just be like the first time. You’ll never be bored. Holidays will never be the same because they will see to it that the best food is available. Since most chefs work on weekends or in the evening, be prepared for mid-day or mid-week dates. They are problem solvers and they take charge to avoid any tragedy in the kitchen.

2. They change the world

They change the world

Chefs are food providers; they always make sure that no one goes hungry. They have invented some of the best known dishes and recipes. All the best chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Nigella Lawson , Anthony Bouirdain brought out cooks books which had recipes we could easily make .Who would’ve thought of eggs benedict or porpoise porridge or ginger bread or crème brulee or beef wellington ?Julia Child brought french cuisine to the american public, Mario Batali prepared authentic Italian cuisine, Cat Cora founded the Chefs for Humanity, the list goes on. It’s in our instinct to be drawn towards a man who provides for us , nourishes us. A great chef lives and breathes his craft, his food and being one is not easy. If you’re not as passionate about food as him, then forget it. It just won’t work.

1. They travel the world

They travel the world

Chefs get invited all the time to food events and food conventions. They travel to different culinary events like a food convention in Paris or a food festival in Milan .So go along, you’ll get many travel opportunities to see the world and its cuisine. They get to stay in top five star restaurants and dine out with the best chefs , food devotees and aficionados and dining critics. If they’re in demand their services will be required by people around the world and if you have friends in those parts, they can let you know where the best food is available. Tag along; the world is your oyster.


14 Responses

  1. Sarah Janego

    February 10, 2014 12:46 am

    Really? Man/hubby?!?! What about female chefs? And make a lot of money? That’s b.s…… Awful article. Do some research first then write something….

    • Claire Beardsley

      May 3, 2015 1:20 am

      I myself was quite offended reading all this crap about male chefs. There are many female chefs. Not to mention this article for the most part is crap, not all chefs are rich, travel, or clean up well. Some chefs are as messy as it gets. Maybe a bit more research would have made for a better article.

  2. Nik

    March 2, 2014 4:38 am

    This is ridiculous.. make a lot of money??? You have GOT to be kidding me! And clean up well? Um, that’s why they have kitchenhands! My husband is the worst cleaner-upper ever! And eat well? You realise your husband will be working away from home almost every night of the week.. and before you marry a chef you should DEFINITELY say goodbye to ever celebrating New Years or Valentines day with him!

  3. ken ifould

    March 10, 2014 8:48 pm

    I am a chef and its fucking rubbish being married to me, im at work 6 days a week, my night off i eat simple stuff that i dont have to faff about with as i send all week doing that. if i am experimenting at home i make batch after batch of stuff until my wife is sick of the sight of my brioche buns or whatever else im doing. tihs article was written by a fanciful fucktard who needs to grow up and actualy “Date” a chef before telling the world how wonderful it is

  4. Jennifer @ Emulsifued Family

    March 25, 2014 8:13 pm

    I’m curious if this is really what people outside of the restaurant industry think about being married to a chef. I’ve been married to a chef for a long time and honestly, what is described above is pure fantasy. Don’t get me wrong, I love that I’m married to a chef. And while there there are many great things about my husband’s profession, it’s a tough industry to be in, especially if you are married and have kids. I guess this article explains why I get asked all these questions when I say that I’m married to chef – http://emulsifiedfamily.simpleseasonallocal.com/frequently-asked-questions/

  5. sarah

    March 26, 2014 10:39 am

    I’m assuming this is satirical? It’s certainly getting laughs out of every chef’s wife I know, including myself. Hilarious! Hey List Dose, let me know if you’re interested in a writer who actually knows anything about the culinary industry or bring married to a chef. I’m afraid Ms. Cherian is setting people up for severe disappointment.

  6. linda

    May 11, 2014 8:21 pm

    Ohhh man this is soo WRONG in so many ways. Marry a chef is nothing like what is mentioned above. When you marry a chef, you are waiting on their long hours, non-date nights on weekends, spending holidays alone..or partly. Who the heck wrote this article?!?

    • nancy

      August 24, 2015 6:46 pm

      i am a chef and being a chef forget about the holidays and your family most of the time we have very little time for them,the salary is like for a house girls despite the hard times and pleasing job we do.

  7. Emily

    June 10, 2014 12:04 pm

    Agree with other comments on here – whoever wrote this obviously is NOT with a chef. Half of the items are pure fantasy! And please get someone to edit your work. You’re = you are. Foodie’s = possession, not plural.


  8. Caitlin Kelly Connelly

    March 10, 2015 3:02 am

    Ya I’m marrying an executive chef and this is bull… We’ve dated for 3 years and I’ve goten used to the Tuesday night dates and he infuriates me when he plates sloppy joes pretty with the bun at a jaunty angle ( like can we just eat them?) the missing out on holidays birthdays and such… Good thing I love his ass to death but he is has tortured artist syndrome lol

  9. Diana Presson

    May 4, 2015 4:41 am

    I was excitedly going to share this list with my husband on Facebook; until I read it. I suggest that you either a.) edit the title: 10 Reasons to Marry a Male, Celebrity or Michelin Star(s) Rated Chef or b.) do your homework before posting an op-ed list.

    Unless this is an attempt at satire. In which case I suppose that my comment is off base. If this is in fact an attempt at satire, I hope that it’s your first and you have a lot to learn about the nuances of presenting a ridiculous falsity as humor or that it is your last as people’s comments have helped you recognize that this may not be your strong suit.

    Either way, it leaves me with a bad taste in my refined, chef’s palate.

    A response would be greatly appreciated as I’m desperately at a loss to understand what your end game was truly intended to be.

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