British Female Chefs

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 1 Lisa Faulkner

Lisa Faulkner
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merton, London, England, UK

Named to the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World six times, actor Lisa Faulkner is best known for her roles in series such as Murder in Suburbia and EastEnders. She has also taught at a theater school and is a talented chef, having won Celebrity Masterchef and co-hosted other cookery shows.

 2 Rachel Khoo

Rachel Khoo
Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom

Renowned British cook Rachel Khoo was born to a Malaysian Chinese father and an Austrian mother. Trained at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she started her own restaurant at her small Belleville apartment. She later gained fame for her cookbook and her BBC series named The Little Paris Kitchen.

 3 Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain
Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Nadiya Hussain is a British TV chef, television presenter, and author. She is best known for winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. Over the years Nadiya Hussain has become a household name in the UK by hosting shows like Nadiya's Family Favourites. In 2017, she was mentioned in Debrett's' 500 most influential people in the UK list.

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 4 Lorraine Pascale

Lorraine Pascale
Famous As: Television cook
Birthdate: November 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
British chef Lorraine Pascale has her TV shows in 70 countries worldwide and has sold one million books in UK. A highly successful fashion model in 1990s, Pascale is also the United Kingdom government Fostering and Adoption Ambassador. She was the first British Black model on the cover of American Elle and fronted campaigns for brands like Versace and Gap.
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 5 Delia Smith

Delia Smith
Famous As: Chef, Broadcaster, Cookery writer
Birthdate: June 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woking

Delia Smith is an English TV presenter and cook best known for teaching the basic skills involved in cooking through her books and TV shows. One of the most popular celebrity chefs in England, Smith is widely regarded as an influential personality in the culinary world. She has also contributed as a columnist for major publications like the Evening Standard.

 6 Fanny Cradock

Fanny Cradock
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leytonstone
Died: December 27, 1994

Famous for dressing up in ballgowns and wearing heavy make-up while cooking up exotic dishes, celebrity chef Fanny Cradock initially co-wrote cookbooks and food columns with her husband Johnnie Cradock. She had married four times, and had committed bigamy twice. She was known for her signature husky voice and dramatic style.

 7 Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright
Famous As: Celebrity chef
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: March 15, 2014

Clarissa Dickson Wright was an English TV personality, celebrity cook, businesswoman, writer, and former barrister. Best remembered for appearing in the popular TV cooking program, Two Fat Ladies, along with Jennifer Paterson, Dickson Wright went on to become an important name in the culinary world. She also published several books and audio books pertaining to cooking.

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 8 Jennifer Paterson

Jennifer Paterson
Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: April 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: August 10, 1999

Jennifer Paterson was a British celebrity cook, television personality, actress, and author. She is best remembered for hosting the popular TV show Two Fat Ladies along with Clarissa Dickson Wright. She also contributed as a columnist for magazines like The Oldie and The Spectator.

 9 Thomasina Miers

Thomasina Miers
Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
English cook, Thomasina Miers, is the co-founder of Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants. Also a writer and presenter, Miers has written books including Cook: Smart Seasonal Recipes for Hungry People, The Wild Gourmets: Adventures in Food and Freedom, with Guy Grieve, and Mexican Food Made Simple. In 2019, she became Officer of the Order of the British Empire. 

 10 Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David
Famous As: British writer
Birthdate: December 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Folkington, England
Died: May 22, 1992

Elizabeth David was a British cookery writer who strongly influenced the resuscitation of home cookery with books and articles about traditional British dishes and European cuisines. She is credited with authoring the influential cookery book, A Book of Mediterranean Food. Her works have influenced several prominent chefs like Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein, Tom Parker Bowles, Prue Leith, and Terence Conran.

 11 Ching He Huang

Ching He Huang
Famous As: Chef, Writer
Birthdate: April 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tainan City, Taiwan
Taiwanese-born food writer and TV chef, Ching-He Huang, is recognized as a foodie entrepreneur across the world. Author of nine best-selling cookbooks, Ching has also appeared in a variety of television cooking programs. Ching has been at the cutting edge of Chinese food for over a decade and is known for promoting simple Chinese cookery through her shows.

 12 Matilda Ramsay

Matilda Ramsay
Famous As: Gordon Ramsay's Daughter
Birthdate: November 15, 2001
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

Matilda “Tilly” Ramsay, better known as celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s youngest daughter, has also gained fame with her own CBBC cookery and lifestyle show, Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch. The Children’s BAFTA-nominated culinary expert has also penned a cookbook and is a fairly well-known social-media influencer.

 13 Rose Gray

Rose Gray
Famous As: Chef and cookery writer
Birthdate: January 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bedford, England
Died: February 28, 2010

Chef and cookbook author Rose Gray is best known for co-founding the Michelin-starred The River Café in London, with Ruth Rogers, her long-time collaborator, and for her series The Italian Kitchen. Before starting her cooking venture, she taught fine arts at a school. She had also opened a furniture business.