Who is TikTok star Poppy Cooks?

POPPY Cooks rose to fame during the pandemic – after discovering TikTok.

But who is she? Here’s everything you need to know about the cheerful chef.

Who is Poppy Cooks?

Poppy O’Toole is a British TikTok star, Michelin-trained chef, social media personality and Instagram influencer – who goes by the name Poppy Cooks online.

When she was just 18 years old, O’Toole landed an apprenticeship at Purnell’s in Birmingham, England – where she quickly rose up the ranks as she continued her cooking career in London.

When the pandemic swept across the UK, Poppy was devastated to learn that she had lost her job as a junior sous chef – but then she discovered TikTok.

Poppy joined TikTok during the global pandemic

Poppy joined TikTok during the global pandemicCredit: Alamy

During lockdown Poppy and her partner Tom left London and returned back home to Birmingham – and the TikTok newbie began posting recipe videos online to keep herself busy.

Poppy and Tom realised that her lockdown hobby had promise when they produced a recipe series called What a Chef Eats in a Day – showing her audience how to make tasty, home-cooked meals without too much hassle.

Her content gradually began to get more traction – and her account grew in followers and views.

Speaking to the Independent Poppy said: “It gradually got more and more traction, and one of the videos got 20,000 views.

And then, in June, TikTok noticed me and got in touch and, in between applying for jobs in supermarkets because I had no money, and not even getting through to an interview, I did a campaign with them called Learn on TikTok.”

However, the loveable chef really rose to fame when she posted a a compilation of all the greatest potato hits – which earned her a staggering 1 million followers and the face of potato TikTok.

This overnight sensation now has 2.6 million followers on TikTok, 41.7 million likes and 347k followers on Instagram – where she posts similar content.

In 2021, she published her own cookbook Poppy Cooks: The Food You Need – sharing recipes with no fuss.

What does Poppy Cooks do on TikTok and Instagram?

If you have watched Poppy Cooks – then you’ll have found yourself on cooking TikTok or Tater Tok.

All her content is focused on showing viewers how to cook up a range of delicious recipes, especially potato’s – and sharing her thoughts on other creators recipes and cooking skills.

Her vibrant and fun personality shines through in each of her videos – and this shows as her fans support each video she posts.

Her Instagram account is very similar – she shares a lot of the same content, as well as selfies and some hilarious potato snaps.

You can follow her on TikTok Tok – @poppycooks

And Instagram – @poppy_cooks

What is Poppy Cooks net worth?

The famous TikToker and influencer’s net worth is not yet known.

However, she must procure a decent sum from her online presence and work.

What did Poppy Cooks do before becoming an influencer?

Poppy was a sous chef in a high-end private members’ club in Mayfair, London.

She had spent years training as a chef – under Michelin-star professionals.