Happy Flashback Friday! In honor of this occurrence (though yes, it’s weekly) we thought we’d rustle up some young photos of our favorite food personalities, Braiser-style. Adorable celeb chef baby photos have been done, and we were thinking more along the lines of celebrating that special time in our lives we wouldn’t go back to if our lives depended on it: adolescence.
Without further ado: here are 13 of our favorite chefs, in their most awkward phases. (Alright, some of them were rather dishy teenagers — ahem Eric Ripert and Martha Stewart — but for the most part, these will make you feel better about your own embarrassing cap-and-gown photos.)