POPSUGAR Celebrity

Celebrity Chefs: They're Not Just Like Us!

May 9 2011 - 2:09pm

Think your favorite celebrity chefs were slaving away in the kitchen over the weekend? Think again! Their lives are far more glamorous than that: While you were soaking up Derby day on the small screen, they were catching all the action live at Churchill Downs — or scratching turntables in Vegas, or hamming it up for the red carpet at Johnny Depp [1]'s latest movie premiere. Not too shabby! Want to know how your favorite food personality passed the hours? Keep reading for behind-the-scenes photos.

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Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Matsuhisa lobbied for Japan's recovery from disaster by hosting a charity dinner at his restaurant in London.

Marcella Valladolid

Olé! Marcella Valladolid got her weekend off to the right start, cooking live in front of a studio audience at SiriusXM's studio.

Marcus Samuelsson

Top Chef Master Marcus Samuelsson took a breather from his new Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster, to recognize chef Marvin Woods at the Power Awards in the neighborhood's historic Apollo Theater. "Congrats Marvin Woods for being honored!" he tweeted [3] that night.

Guy Fieri

Meanwhile, at Churchill Downs, Guy Fieri and his wife, Lori, hammed it up on the red carpet of the 137th Kentucky Derby.

Bobby Flay

Guy wasn't the only Food Network star to partake in Derby day festivities. Bobby Flay [4] was working the Taste of Derby room, enjoying nibbles and sips and chatting with fellow chefs.

Curtis Stone

Couple-of-the-moment Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price [5] couldn't make it to the Derby, so they did the next best thing: they attended a Samsung party in West Hollywood, where the two engaged in some friendly competition with a game of foosball.

Chris Nirschel

Food Network Star 7 finalist Chris Nirschel [6], who runs the back of the house at Caffe Napoli in Manhattan's Little Italy, had some fun playing with fire.

Cat Cora

Ahoy, mates! Cat Cora and her family of buccaneers-in-training attended the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [7] in Anaheim.

DJ Hubert Keller

At this weekend's Vegas Uncork'd [8], Top Chef Masters's Hubert Keller manned the DJ booth during a fête at his Mandalay Bay restaurant, Fleur.

Scott Conant & Co.

Our favorite onion ambassador Scott Conant [9] and his friends José Andrés and Bruce Bromberg smiled for the cameras at the Grand Tasting of Vegas Uncork'd.

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