Do you know that food tasting is a professional job? Yes, you heard it right. Some people actually get paid to taste lip-smacking and mouth-watering delights from top chefs. Same goes for food photography as well. Clicking tempting delicacies from various angles is an art and not a child’s play. If you ever had your hands on a lifestyle magazine, you would know that the food section is simply an unputdownable segment. You have expert comments from food nutritionists, critic comments about the new restaurant off the block, secret recipes of some delicious deserts by renowned chefs, unknown facts of foodstuff from food scientists and some handy tips on preserving and preparing food by food aficionados - a complete world on its own, isn’t it? Well, that is most of what we mean by the phrase ‘food experts’. From chefs to critics, food lawyers to food scientists, nutritionists to microbiologists, food photographer to farmer, the profile of food experts varies. They give us an insight into the world of professional and in-house cooking, some rare and unknown facts about fares, some tips on having a balanced diet, a bevy of not-to-miss world-class eateries, incredible recipes, and so much more. They personify everything related to food. And it to these that we have this section here. Dig in to find out some interesting information about American food experts, their life and their ‘food’ work.
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality
Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef

Julia ChildJulia Child
15 August 1912
Chef

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978
Chef

Giada De LaurentiisGiada De Laurentiis
22 August 1970
Chef, TV personality, Writer
Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author

Chris FischerChris Fischer
19 August 1980
Chef

Ayesha CurryAyesha Curry
23 March 1989
Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

Trisha YearwoodTrisha Yearwood
19 September 1964
Singer
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

Joe BastianichJoe Bastianich
17 September 1968
Restaurateur

Alton BrownAlton Brown
30 July 1962
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, Author

Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse
15 October 1959
Chef, Restaurateur

Buddy ValastroBuddy Valastro
03 March 1977
Chef, Reality TV Personality
Christina TosiChristina Tosi
09 November 1981
Chef

Paul WahlbergPaul Wahlberg
 
Chef & Reality TV Star

Eddie HuangEddie Huang
01 March 1982
Author

Michael ParéMichael Paré
09 October 1958
Actor
Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Thomas KellerThomas Keller
14 October 1955
American Chef & Restaurateur
Lauren TewesLauren Tewes
26 October 1953
Actress

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

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

Koren GrievesonKoren Grieveson
04 November 1971
Chef

Action BronsonAction Bronson
02 December 1983
Rapper
Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
01 August 1933
Actor

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Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
25 July 1959
Chef
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
20 June 1972
Chef

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

Bruno KirbyBruno Kirby
28 April 1949
Actor

Ina GartenIna Garten
02 February 1948
Chef, Writer
Mario BataliMario Batali
19 September 1960
Restaurateur
Paula DeenPaula Deen
19 January 1947
Actor, Chef, Businessperson, Restaurateur

Carla HallCarla Hall
12 May 1964
Chef

Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
25 April 1974
Chef

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
21 February 1947
Writer, Restaurateur, Television presenter
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
21 September 1969
Chef

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

Michael SymonMichael Symon
19 September 1969
Chef

Cat CoraCat Cora
03 April 1967
Chef

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
12 February 1976
Chef
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
14 November 1971
Chef

Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
17 December 1974
Chef
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
23 November 1953
Chef, Restaurateur

Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
04 July 1961
Television presenter, Writer

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
04 January 1977
Chef
Jeff MauroJeff Mauro
24 July 1978
chef

Richard BlaisRichard Blais
19 February 1972
Chef
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
15 August 1962
Restaurateur, Chef

Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
29 September 1978
Chef

Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
11 May 1972
Chef

Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
30 October 1976
Chef

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
03 May 1980
Chef
Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
08 December 1980
Chef

Joseph R. GannascoliJoseph R. Gannascoli
15 February 1959
Actor

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

Alice WatersAlice Waters
28 April 1944
Chef, Author
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
19 November 1966
Restaurateur

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

Scott ConantScott Conant
19 February 1971
Chef

Charles JoughinCharles Joughin
03 August 1878
Chef
Hung HuynhHung Huynh
25 January 1978
chef

Tamra DavisTamra Davis
22 January 1962
Film director
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
13 March 1982
Chef, Sommelier

Ken HomKen Hom
03 May 1949
Chef

Ilan HallIlan Hall
06 April 1982
Chef
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
13 July 1940
Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer,

Colombe Jacobsen-DerstineColombe Jacobsen-Derstine
21 December 1977
 
Adina HowardAdina Howard
14 November 1973
Singer-songwriter

Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
03 March 1971
Chef

Bobby DeenBobby Deen
28 April 1970
Restaurateur, Chef

Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
19 April 1976
Chef
Steve EllsSteve Ells
12 September 1965
Business person
Floyd CardozFloyd Cardoz
02 October 1960
Chef

Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
08 September 1959
Restaurateur, Chef

John BeshJohn Besh
14 May 1968
 

Dan BarberDan Barber
12 March 1969
Chef
Sean SasserSean Sasser
25 October 1968
Chef

Cristeta ComerfordCristeta Comerford
30 September 1962
chef

Jamie DeenJamie Deen
29 June 1967
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

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

Pat NeelyPat Neely
20 July 1964
Chef
Todd EnglishTodd English
29 August 1960
Restaurateur
Jose GarcesJose Garces
06 July 1981
American chef