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.
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality
Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Julia ChildJulia Child
15 August 1912
Chef

Trisha YearwoodTrisha Yearwood
19 September 1964
Singer

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef

Chris FischerChris Fischer
19 August 1980
Chef
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

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

Giada De LaurentiisGiada De Laurentiis
22 August 1970
Chef, TV personality, Writer
Ayesha CurryAyesha Curry
23 March 1989
Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author

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

Paul WahlbergPaul Wahlberg
 
Chef & Reality TV Star

Buddy ValastroBuddy Valastro
03 March 1977
Chef, Reality TV Personality

Thomas KellerThomas Keller
14 October 1955
American Chef & Restaurateur

Michael ParéMichael Paré
09 October 1958
Actor
Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith
19 October 1965
Actress

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
22 October 1897
Chef, Restaurateur

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
23 September 1869
Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever

George CrumGeorge Crum
15 July 1824
Chef
Logan GuleffLogan Guleff
20 July 2002
Youngest Winner of MasterChef Junior

Koren GrievesonKoren Grieveson
04 November 1971
Chef
Action BronsonAction Bronson
02 December 1983
Chef, Rapper

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
21 September 1969
Chef

Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
20 June 1972
Chef
Paula DeenPaula Deen
19 January 1947
Actor, Chef, Businessperson, Restaurateur

Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
01 August 1933
Actor
Ina GartenIna Garten
02 February 1948
Chef, Writer

Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
25 July 1959
Chef

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978
Chef
KelisKelis
21 August 1979
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Chef

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Mario BataliMario Batali
19 September 1960
Restaurateur
Bruno KirbyBruno Kirby
28 April 1949
Actor

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

Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
14 November 1971
Chef

Floyd CardozFloyd Cardoz
02 October 1960
Chef
Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
25 April 1974
Chef
Michael SymonMichael Symon
19 September 1969
Chef

Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
17 December 1974
Chef

Christina TosiChristina Tosi
09 November 1981
Chef

Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
19 April 1976
Chef
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
29 September 1978
Chef

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
12 February 1976
Chef

Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
06 March 1970
Chef, Lawyer

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
04 January 1977
Chef

Carla HallCarla Hall
12 May 1964
Chef
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
11 May 1972
Chef

Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
04 July 1961
Television presenter, Writer
Cat CoraCat Cora
03 April 1967
Chef

Alice WatersAlice Waters
28 April 1944
Chef, Author

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
03 May 1980
Chef
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
15 August 1962
Restaurateur, Chef

Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
19 November 1966
Restaurateur
Richard BlaisRichard Blais
19 February 1972
Chef

Tamra DavisTamra Davis
22 January 1962
Film director

Scott ConantScott Conant
19 February 1971
Chef

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
23 November 1953
Chef, Restaurateur

Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
30 October 1976
Chef
Ming TsaiMing Tsai
29 March 1964
Restaurateur, Squash player, Actor

Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
08 December 1980
Chef

Ilan HallIlan Hall
06 April 1982
Chef

Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
03 March 1971
Chef
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
13 March 1982
Chef, Sommelier

Martin YanMartin Yan
22 December 1948
Chef, Businessperson
James BeardJames Beard
05 May 1903
Chef, Non-fiction writer

Adina HowardAdina Howard
14 November 1973
Singer-songwriter

Bobby DeenBobby Deen
28 April 1970
Restaurateur, Chef
Colombe Jacobsen-DerstineColombe Jacobsen-Derstine
21 December 1977
 

Christine HaChristine Ha
09 May 1979
 
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
13 July 1940
Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer,

Jamie DeenJamie Deen
29 June 1967
Chef

Steve EllsSteve Ells
12 September 1965
Business person
John BeshJohn Besh
14 May 1968
 

Sean SasserSean Sasser
25 October 1968
Chef
Pat NeelyPat Neely
20 July 1964
Chef

Hung HuynhHung Huynh
25 January 1978
chef

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
17 June 1903
Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson,

Wylie DufresneWylie Dufresne
1970 AD
chef
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
19 February 1952
Chef
Dan BarberDan Barber
12 March 1969
Chef

Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
08 September 1959
Restaurateur, Chef

Jose GarcesJose Garces
06 July 1981
American chef

Edna LewisEdna Lewis
13 April 1916
Chef
Michael MinaMichael Mina
1969 AD
Chef

Cristeta ComerfordCristeta Comerford
30 September 1962
chef

Todd EnglishTodd English
29 August 1960
Restaurateur

Fannie FarmerFannie Farmer
23 March 1857
Cook

Homaro CantuHomaro Cantu
23 September 1976
Chef
Ken HomKen Hom
03 May 1949
Chef

Tim LoveTim Love
11 November 1971
Chef
Alan WongAlan Wong
 

David KinchDavid Kinch
04 April 1961
Chef
Lucy Hicks AndersonLucy Hicks Anderson
1886 AD
Socialite
Sandra LeeSandra Lee
03 July 1966
chef