He’s only chopping with butter knives for now, but 3-year-old Ilirian Kameraj is well on his way to mastering the art of cooking.
The tiny chef’s repertoire includes expert-level dishes such as sushi and even a Thanksgiving turkey. Last week, Ilirian even skillfully navigated British chef Gordon Ramsay’s laborious beef Wellington recipe, from the mushroom mash — called duxelle — to the careful assembly of the puffed pastry package.
The young chef also borrowed Ramsay’s penchant for shouting.
The combination proved a winning one as the video has raked in more than 11 million viewers.
From tacos to tiramisu, Ilirian showcases a range of culinary techniques — with the help of his mom Dorentina, who directs and produces Ilirian’s instructional videos. But his main move? The chop. One clip of his powerful swing while using a produce-chopping gadget has amassed 25 million views on TikTok since first shared in October.
In a more recent update, the pint-sized pastry chef attracted 4 million viewers with his perfectly executed pumpkin pie. (And, yes, he made the crust, too.)