Kitchen Quotes and Chef Sayings

Kitchen quotes and chef sayings are popular with cooks of all skill levels and food fans.

There is an inexpressible feeling associated with being able to cook great food and finding satisfaction and fulfillment in serving delicious food to others.

Chefs are made of stuff that cannot be found elsewhere in the universe. It’s almost like the stuff doesn’t exist on the periodic table. There is a reason why they say the kitchen is the heart of the home. The sensations associated with eating together and eating great food cannot be expressed in any way.

Whether you enjoy your food at home or outside, you always bless the hands that made the scrumptious treat.

Here are some beautiful kitchen quotes and chef sayings that you can have as kitchen wall art or share with someone. Having some great kitchen quotes can always help you realize the importance of having a great cook around.

Quotes About Kitchens

The place I like best in this world is the kitchen. No matter where it is, no matter what kind, if it’s a kitchen, if it’s a place where they make food, it’s fine with me.
Banana Yoshimoto

People who love to eat are always the best people.
Julia Child

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman

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My favorite hobby is cooking and eating. There is nothing I can do well if I have not eaten well.
Darnell Lamont Walker

Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it. Even if you’re not a great chef, there’s nothing to stop you from understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn’t.
Gerard Depardieu

Burnt and experienced hands are more important than the vessels in the kitchen.
Nikita Dudani

A good cook is the peculiar gift of the gods. He must be a perfect creature from the brain to the palate, from the palate to the finger’s end.
Walter Savage Landor

There’s a friendly tie of some sort between music and eating.
Thomas Hardy

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Funny Kitchen Quotes

Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out.
Phyllis Diller

Have you any idea how many kids it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, What light? and two more to say, I didn’t turn it on.
Erma Bombeck

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Calvin Trillin

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Good Kitchen Sayings

God blesses this kitchen but He doesn’t clean it.

I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
Rodney Dangerfield

This is terrific. What a gorgeous kitchen. You’ve decorated it so beautifully. Now you’re going to have to clear all the counters. Vases. Books. Knickknacks. Get rid of all that stuff. I mean, it is just beautiful. Beautiful. I love what you’ve done with this house. Make sure you put it all away.
Dominique Browning

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.
Bertrand Russell

Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?
Julia Child

Chef Quotes

In the childhood memories of every good cook, there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot, and a mom.
Barbara Costikyan

If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.
Gordon Ramsay

The duty of a good cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced.
Fernand Point

I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician.
Jacques Pepin

I think all chefs who pursue great flavor have good ethics.
Dan Barber

To me, there’s no great chef without a great team.
Daniel Boulud

Chefs are leaders in their own little world.
Eric Ripert

I believe no chef becomes what he becomes without having many people influence him.
Jose Andres

Get to know the Chef and you will start to enjoy dining out even more.
John Walters

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Elsa Schiaparelli

As chefs, we cook to please people, to nourish people.
Jose Andres

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Inspirational Kitchen Quotes

Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation– experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.
Paul Theroux

A kitchen knife cannot carve its own handle.
Korean Proverb

If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life.
Louis Parrish

It does not matter how expensive your kitchen is if you are a bad cook.

Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I’ll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
Charles Bukowski

The kitchen is the heart of the home.

Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god.
Charles Buck

A messy kitchen is a sign of a good meal.

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Eating Quotes

There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.
E. Nesbit

I’ve long believed that good food, and good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters, or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.
Anthony Bourdain

You are what you eat eats too.
Michael Pollan

To eat well in England, you should have breakfast three times a day.
W. Somerset Maugham

By Sue Olson

Sue is a writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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