It wouldn’t be wrong to say that chefs today are ‘Face of Food Industry’. Part of the multi-billion trade that food industry has become, being a chef is not an easy job. Gone are the days when preparing gastronomic delights was the only thing that chefs had to be concerned about. Today, a meal on a plate needs to be high on nutrition, low on calorie, extraordinary in taste, impressionable to look at, substantial for appetite, nourishing for body and innovative in content. And that is not all; chefs need to have the imagination of a poet, the precision of a surgeon, perceptiveness of an artist, innovativeness of an inventor and dedication of military personnel to come up with a dish. Preparing a delicacy today is like preparing for a battle – you need to be well versed with all the aspects of food planning and execution before you get it right. But the sweetest part of the job is that all the hard work and turmoil within the doors of the kitchen evaporate when guests love the food or compliment it. Every country today has a whirl of chefs who are best in their job. They are constantly reinventing themselves to bring innovativeness to food industry and keep it going. Dig into this section and brief yourself to a compilation of some of the best American chefs, their journey of life and their food fiestas.
Ayesha CurryAyesha Curry
23 March 1989
Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Chris FischerChris Fischer
19 August 1980

Julia ChildJulia Child
15 August 1912

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef
Giada De LaurentiisGiada De Laurentiis
22 August 1970
Chef, TV personality, Writer

Trisha YearwoodTrisha Yearwood
19 September 1964

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Paul WahlbergPaul Wahlberg
Chef & Reality TV Star

Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse
15 October 1959
Chef, Restaurateur
Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author

Michael ParéMichael Paré
09 October 1958

Buddy ValastroBuddy Valastro
03 March 1977
Chef, Reality TV Personality
Thomas KellerThomas Keller
14 October 1955
American Chef & Restaurateur

Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith
19 October 1965
Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
23 September 1869
Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever

Logan GuleffLogan Guleff
20 July 2002
Youngest Winner of MasterChef Junior

Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
24 September 1965
Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
01 August 1933

Action BronsonAction Bronson
02 December 1983
Chef, Rapper
Ina GartenIna Garten
02 February 1948
Chef, Writer

Mario BataliMario Batali
19 September 1960

Paula DeenPaula Deen
19 January 1947
Actor, Chef, Businessperson, Restaurateur

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
12 February 1976
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
06 March 1970
Chef, Lawyer

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
21 February 1947
Writer, Restaurateur, Television presenter

21 August 1979
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Chef

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
04 January 1977
Domestic worker cook, Chef, Restaurateur
Cat CoraCat Cora
03 April 1967

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
21 September 1969

Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
1972 AD

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
23 November 1953
Chef, Restaurateur

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Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
25 April 1974
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
17 December 1974

Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
04 July 1961
Television presenter, Writer
Michael SymonMichael Symon
19 September 1969

Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
03 March 1971

Alice WatersAlice Waters
28 April 1944
Chef, Author
Scott ConantScott Conant
19 February 1971

Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
08 December 1980

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
13 July 1940
Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer,

James BeardJames Beard
05 May 1903
Chef, Non-fiction writer

Richard BlaisRichard Blais
19 February 1972

Carla HallCarla Hall
12 May 1964
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
15 August 1962
Restaurateur, Chef

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
29 March 1964
Restaurateur, Squash player, Actor

Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
30 October 1976

Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
13 March 1982
Chef, Sommelier
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
28 April 1970
Restaurateur, Chef

Martin YanMartin Yan
22 December 1948
Chef, Businessperson
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
29 September 1978

Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
19 November 1966

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
22 October 1897
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
17 June 1903
Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson,

John BeshJohn Besh
14 May 1968
Colombe Jacobsen-DerstineColombe Jacobsen-Derstine
21 December 1977

Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
08 September 1959
Restaurateur, Chef

Sara MoultonSara Moulton
19 February 1952
Michael MinaMichael Mina
1969 AD

George CrumGeorge Crum
1822 AD
Sean SasserSean Sasser
25 October 1968

Dan BarberDan Barber
1969 AD

Pat NeelyPat Neely
20 July 1964

Wylie DufresneWylie Dufresne
1970 AD
Todd EnglishTodd English
29 August 1960
Jamie DeenJamie Deen
29 June 1967

Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
19 April 1976

Homaro CantuHomaro Cantu
23 September 1976

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
03 May 1980
Jose GarcesJose Garces
06 July 1981
American chef

Cristeta ComerfordCristeta Comerford
30 September 1962

Ken HomKen Hom
03 May 1949

Alan WongAlan Wong

Ilan HallIlan Hall
06 April 1982
Hung HuynhHung Huynh
25 January 1978

Tim LoveTim Love
11 November 1971
David KinchDavid Kinch

Sandra LeeSandra Lee
03 July 1966

Kerry SimonKerry Simon
17 June 1955
Restaurateur, Chef
Katie LeeKatie Lee
14 September 1981
Cook, Author, journalist

Christine HaChristine Ha
09 May 1979
Art SmithArt Smith
01 March 1960