I have a few "celebrity chefs" I favor. Of course everyone knows I'm a Gordon fan, but haven't met him. I'm not a "chef stalker," as in I don't go to the South Beach events, etc, or pay money for such.
The only true celebrity chef I have met has been Kerry Vincent. When I lived in Tulsa she based out of there and did charity events and ran the national Sugar Show every year. Was I pleased? Extremely. Gracious. Spent about 15 minutes talking to me about FN shows and how they work and discussed food. (She also likes the chocolate turnovers from Arby's). If I found a charity event with Gordon I admit, I'd probably try to find a way to go.
Any celebrity chef on your bucket list?