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This Aspiring Chef Is Melting Hearts Around The World With Delightful Cooking Videos.

Watch out, Gordon Ramsay – there’s a new chef taking the internet by storm!

With a love for cooking and acting, 30-year-old Adam Libby found a way to combine the two on his growing TikTok page. Although his account is only a little over a year old, he has already reached over 300,000 followers.

Adam’s journey to becoming a chef all began with an organization called Living Innovations. This incredible group supports “people of all ages and abilities to have a good life at home and in the community,” including individuals with Down syndrome like Adam!

Living Innovations provides a wide range of assistance like shared living spaces, community support, job coaching, and more. These services match people like Adam with direct support professionals (DSP), who are there to come alongside the people they’re assigned to however they can.

With the help of his DSP, Adam was able to create his very own TikTok account. In his heartwarming videos, you can find him going over each step of the cooking process as he puts together plenty of delicious meals. Like most food videos, they’ll leave you wishing you could reach through the screen and take a bite!


Reply to @thatsneakyboi_official Thank you for the great ideas, everyone! The number one vote was pizza! #oonipizzaoven #pizza #downsyndrome #maine

♬ Chilstep, Indie Folk, Nature Trip – AtagoSounds

Watching a meal come to life from start to finish is satisfying, especially once the final product is revealed. But what truly stands out the most in Adam’s videos is Adam himself! His passion for cooking and his bubbly personality shine through in every single one.

In fact, Adam has become so popular that he caught the attention of a local chef from Connecticut. This total stranger was generous enough to send him his very own chef coat and knife.

“Thank you, Tommy the chef!” Adam said in his video showing off the amazing gifts.


Don’t I look good in my new coat? Thank you so much to my new buddy Tommy the Chef! @tommydasaintisidori #chef #cooking #chili #downsyndrome #maine

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We’re so happy Adam found a way to combine his two passions. In doing so, he is lifting spirits and stealing hearts around the world!

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