TikTok has fast become a haven for foodies, chefs and those looking to experience the latest trends and to get creative in the kitchen.

It's been amazing to watch our community share their culinary creations on TikTok and put their own twist on the latest trending recipes or hottest ingredients of the moment. Last year it was all about carbs, with #FetaPasta and #PastaChips both going viral in 2021 with over 2.2 billion views between them. This year it's all about breakfast, with recipes like #gratedeggs #OvernightWeetabix and #YoghurtToast making waves. We can't wait to see what else is set to take off in 2022!

Alongside this, TikTok has become the hotbed for culinary talent - helping to uncover and launch the next generation of foodies, like @doobydobap and @poppycooks, while also allowing top chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Yottam Ottolenghi and Ainsley Harriott a new way to engage with their fans.

Join us at #FoodFest

Now we're taking it one step further with the launch of #FoodFest LIVE event on Thursday 28th April featuring @poppycooks, @sxmplyni, Ainsley Harriott, and many more.

Here's when to tune in . . .

16:00: Amy from @propertasty and super stylish foodie @sxmplyni will share their top kitchen hacks, all the while being challenged by various distractions.

17:15: Great British Bake Off star @crystellepereira and cheesecake extraordinaire @pleesecakes will be making their ultimate no bake cheesecakes.

18:30: The original potato Queen @poppycooks and CEO of Good Vibes @bashtheentertainer's knowledge will be put to the test in a bid to win yummy or yucky ingredients, and they'll be challenged to create a dish with what they win.

19:45: Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and @poppycooks will be going head to head and each cooking a dish from Ainsley's 'Good Mood Food'.

You'll be able to catch all the action from the LIVE here.

Get involved in the #foodtok community

If you're looking to switch up your culinary repertoire, check out some of the best food creators and chefs to follow on TikTok below.

The top food creators and chefs to follow

@poppycooks: Poppy O'Toole is a Michelin trained chef who is soon to publish her own recipe book. She brings quirk and charm to all of her recipes - from cheesy stuffed potato pancakes to baby fries or savoury watermelon salad, Poppy will make you chuckle while you cook!

@poppycooks this sound spoke to me… 🥔🧀 @Bungalow Jonathan #potato #carbs #cheese ♬ original sound - Bungalow Jonathan

@hebrideanbaker: From a small village in the Outer Hebrides, Coinneach began sharing his passion for baking on TikTok in July 2020. His mouth-watering recipes have been captivating our community since then, and he's had over 2.4 million likes on his content which includes Marmalade Pastries, Highland Cow Cupcakes and Haggis Bon Bons.

@doobydobap: Tina's passion for cooking began when she moved abroad for school from Korea. Missing home, and with the nearest Korean restaurant over an hour away, she began recreating her favourite dishes, with a little help from her gran, and documenting them on TikTok! Since then, Tina has been wowing our community with her fantastic foodie creations. Her dishes are an authentic representation of her experiences - an exciting blend of #koreanfood and Asian cooking trends, with a good pinch of experimentation thrown in.


the unverified duo 🤝

♬ original sound - Tina 최

@thegrubworkskitchen: Brixton-based restaurant supervisor Nathan, who goes by @thegrubworkskitchen, has gained fame on TikTok for his viral videos about hearty Jamaican cooking. Now with more than 691k followers, his recipes for buttermilk chicken tenders and the perfect roast potatoes have been going down a storm with his followers.

@vernahungrybanana: Verna is a self-taught amateur cook who has been showcasing her incredible recipes. Having moved from China to the UK when she was five, she isn't afraid to be creative in the kitchen.

@sxmplyni: Ni's content has a whole range of brunch, coffee and cocktail ideas, all inspired by the different food cultures which he is most excited by.

@sxmplyni Today I kept it super simple with a really easy breakfast for my roommate and I (because we were in a rush) #brunchtok #foodreview #contentcreator ♬ Song on the Beach - Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett

@jamieoliver: Jamie's TikTok is a treasure trove when it comes to recipe inspiration - from fresh pasta and epic omlettes, right through to how to make a giant crumpet. He's also been sharing throwbacks of the exclusive live event that he hosted on TikTok back in March, with special guests including @bakinghermann, @saskiamarriottpresents) and Brit Award nominee @tomgrennan.

@jamieoliver #Throwback to that time we went live on TikTok at HQ for two and a half HOURS with some very cool guests @Tom Grennan @bakinghermann @Johnny Kyung-Hwo @Chanel with two L’s 🙌 #tiktoklive #livecooking #livemusic #tomgrennan ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE - Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

@ottolenghi: Ottolenghi first joined the platform in January this year, and since then, he's been wowing our community with his mouthwatering recipes, including Za'tar Pesto Eggs and Tomatoes with Yoghurt. Our community has been keeping up to date with recipes and cooking content by checking out the #ottolenghirecipes hashtag on the platform.

@ottolenghi East traybake dinner: roasted veg with chickpeas and harissa #cookwithottolenghi #recipe #fyp ♬ original sound - Ottolenghi

@ainsleyfoods: One of the UK's favourite chefs, Ainsley's account is full of good mood food that you'll want to try out for yourself! From Spicy Three Bean & Pepper Chilli to Banana to Cinnamon Banana Fritters with Chocolate Sauce Dip, his recipes will have you drooling.

@ainsleyfoods Cinnamon Banana Fritters with Chocolate Sauce Dip from #ainsleysgoodmoodfood @itv #saturdaymornings Recipe in my new book or on website #goodmoodfood ♬ Food - Densky9

@cedricgrolet: Executive pastry chef at le Meurice in Paris, Grolet is bringing the crème de la crème on the platform by showcasing his reinterpretation of traditional French desserts such as a caramel Saint Honoré or apple tart. His desserts are visually stunning!

@cedricgrolet Comme promis 🖤 mettre en cercle beurré de 8cm de diamètre, 80g d’appareil pendant 8min à 180C. Sortir du four et laisser dans le cercle 1 minute avant de démouler. #cedricgrolet #fy ♬ son original - Cedric Grolet

New to TikTok and want to check out even more #foodtok content? It couldn't be easier, simply download the app for free via the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon!