There’s nothing better than celebrating Father’s Day with a tasty meal! Even though celebrity chefs such as Jet Tila and Buddy Valastro should arguably be staying out of the kitchen on Sunday, June 16, these cooks love to whip up decadent meals with their kids in honor of the annual celebration and shared a handful of their favorite holiday dishes with Us Weekly.
For Tila, who has appeared on Iron Chef America and travels frequently, any weekend is a chance to spend time with his son and daughter. “I love making breakfast with the kids. It’s a chance to give my wife the mornings off and hang out with them,” he tells Us. “They will sous chef for me and we’ll make pancakes, eggs and bacon.”
The blueberry-ricotta pancakes, which are easy to throw together, give everyone a chance to roll up their sleeves and get cooking. “My son and I start the batter, my daughter helps whips egg whites, then we all take turns dotting and flipping the pancakes,” Tila explains.
For the Cake Boss himself, Father’s Day is actually an occasion where his wife, Lisa Valastro, reigns supreme in the kitchen. “She’s an incredible cook!” Buddy boasts. In fact, her dishes are so tasty that the reality star looks forward to her Father’s Day spread for weeks. “She always makes sure to include her amazing eggplant Parmesan for me because she knows I can’t resist having more than one helping.”
Scroll down to see more meals celeb chefs will be cooking (and eating!) this Father’s Day: