Here are our favourite chef FaceApp Challenge photos

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

Technology has come a long way since the first interactive photo-editing filters. Snapchat gave us the bumblebee, rainbow vomit and giant eye overlays, which were novel at the time but soon became dull to most but 16 year-old influencers. 

Then came Russian company Wireless Lab's FaceApp, which uses neural network technology to create realistic predictions of what people would look like if they wore makeup, were of the opposite gender, or - the most popular usecase, were much older. 

Unsurprisingly, ever the mature bunch, chefs are big fans. Here's our pick of the best FaceApp Challenge pictures we spotted online: 

Paul Ainsworth and head chef at No6 in Padstow, John Walton

We're sure they'll make fine grandparents some day



The fine quartet of...

Ellis Barrie,


Ellis Barrie 2

Tommy Heaney,


Tommy Heaney

James Cochran


James Cochran

& Tom Brown 


Tom Brown


(Twitter was quick to recognise the resemblance between the Cornerstone chef and his mentor) 



Gordon, Gino and Fred 

Okay, Fred's not a chef, but he's aged well too



Aaron Mulliss 

The chef has sure matured since leaving The Hand and Flowers 


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There’s something about (Mary)Aaron aged 70 ???????????????? ???????????? cheers @chrismackett

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 Tom Shepherd 

Sir Davos, Santa or Marcus?


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I'll take that ???????????? • #faceapp

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 18th July 2019

Here are our favourite chef FaceApp Challenge photos