12 Houston Chefs with Celebrity Doppelgangers: Restaurant Weeks Edition

It's Doppelganger time! See which Houston local chef tried to steal a kiss from Natalie Portman and who plays for the MLB in his spare time.

And don't forget to support Houston Restaurant Week by visiting the chef's restaurants all month long (special bonus: if you sneak into the kitchen without getting arrested, you can compare the lookalikes in person).

See also:
- 13 Houston Chefs Who Have Celebrity Doppelgangers
- 12 Celebrity Chefs Who Have Cartoon Doppelgangers
- 13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers

Photo by Mai Pham
12. Jeff Axline vs. Vincent Cassel

This newest executive banquet chef at Hotel Zaza chef looks eerily familiar. Did we see him backstage at Swan Lake...or was it heisting a jeweled Fabergé egg opposite Brad Pitt? Wait, maybe it was at Brooklyn Athletic Club. We can't remember.

Photo by Mai Pham
11. Brandi Key vs. Natalie Maines

Executive chef of Coppa and 1/3 of the country trio the Dixie Chicks. For a taste of Key's delicate Italian dishes, we are ready to make nice.

10. David Denis vs. Titus Welliver (aka the Smoke Monster)

This chef and co-owner of Artisans, let's just call him the Man in White, should never get Lost.

9. Kevin Bryant vs. Fabio Viviani

The Eleven XI executive chef and Bravo personality are both Top Chefs in our book.

Location Info


Hotel Zaza

5701 Main, Houston, TX

Category: General

Brooklyn Athletic Club

601 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coppa Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

5555 Washington, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


3201 Louisiana St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Eleven:Eleven Restaurant & Bar

607 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Line & Lariat

220 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ouisie's Table

3939 San Felipe St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Bird & the Bear

2810 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Up Restaurant

3995 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Charivari Restaurant

2521 Bagby St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

1510 Texas St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Brasserie 19

1962 W. Gray St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Federal American Grill

510 Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Peggy Jordana Jai Heald-Davenport
Peggy Jordana Jai Heald-Davenport

What about the fact that houston actually HAS celebrity chef's? I"d love a list on the chef's of Houston ( not restaurant focuse)

FattyFatBastard topcommenter

This is a fairly insulting addition.  Nobody looks anything like the one's that are proposed, other than using a computer to help with the facial references.  

Ann Criswell
Ann Criswell

Good eye. These are amazing resemblances.

Paula Murphy
Paula Murphy

I did a "separated at birth" story for My Table years ago and had some pretty damn good matches

Amanda McGraw
Amanda McGraw

I look nothing like her! Ugh what an insult.

Erin Smith
Erin Smith

I love the Brandi Key and Amanda McGraw doppelgängers!

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