Former underwear model is 2016 sexiest chef

  • Food News
  • Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

People magazine has named Franco Noriega sexiest chef. Photo: Instagram

A former underwear model who heads a Peruvian rotisserie restaurant in New York has been named People magazine's sexiest chef alive 2016.

For proof voyeurs need look no further than Franco Noriega's Instagram account, which alternates between photos of food porn and gratuitous shots of (the real) naked chef.

Baby Brasa is Noriega's first New York restaurant and is modelled after traditional pollerias, part of Peruvian street food cuisine.

As the food blog Eater points out, aside from Noriega, the rest of the list is conspicuously occupied by “older” chef gentlemen.

Or in the less delicate words of Eater editors, “LOL People's ‘Sexiest Chef' List Includes a Bunch of Dudes Over 50.”

“...if we're going to get down and dirty and objectify some men can we at least put a little more effort into it?” lament editors for the lack of more drool-worthy chefs of the six-packed Noriega genre.

He sure hates shirts. Photo: Instagram
He sure hates shirts. Photo: Instagram

Ironically, editors applaud People in their non-ageist selection, but also make a mockery of it.

The list is also conspicuously absent of female chefs.

Alton Brown on Cutthroat Kitchen.
Now this man looks more like a chef - the sizzling Alton Brown!

Here are the hottest chefs of 2016 according to People magazine:

Franco Noriega

Louis Maldonado

Ludo Lefebvre

Gabriele Corcos

Edouardo Jordan

James Briscione

Bryan Voltaggio

Anthony Bourdain

Tom Colicchio

Paul Hollywood

Alton Brown – AFP Relaxnews

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