Famous British Food Experts

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Jamie Oliver
(British Restaurateur and Cookbook Author)
Jamie Oliver
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Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clavering, Essex Clavering, Essex, England

Jamie Oliver is an English restaurateur and chef who gained international recognition after appearing on popular TV shows, such as Jamie's Kitchen and The Naked Chef. In 2005, his Feed Me Better campaign helped introduce several children to healthier foods. He also established a charity restaurant called Fifteen, which employs disadvantaged young people.

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Marco Pierre White
(British Chef, Restaurateur and Television Personality)
Marco Pierre White
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Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Marco Pierre White is known as the world’s first celebrity chef and became the youngest and the first British chef to win three Michelin stars. He has trained chefs Gordon Ramsay and Mario Batali, and has appeared on culinary shows such as Hell's Kitchen and Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars.
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Paul Hollywood
(Celebrity Chef and Television Presenter, Widely Known as a Judge on 'The Great British Bake Off')
Paul Hollywood
23
Birthdate: March 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wallasey, Cheshire, England

Paul Hollywood is an English television presenter and celebrity chef. Since 2010, he has been appearing as a judge on the popular television baking competition, The Great British Bake Off. Paul Hollywood is also a motor racer. He has competed in several tournaments, such as GT Cup. In 2017, he took part in a race at Circuit of the Americas.

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Mary Berry
(English Food Writer, Chef and Television Presenter)
Mary Berry
3
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England

Author of over 75 cookbooks, Mary Berry has also hosted several culinary shows, such as Mary Berry Cooks. The Guardian ranked her the second-best-dressed person over 50. A CBE and DBE recipient, she has also received the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary degree.

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 5 
Robert Irvine
(Celebrity Chef and Talk Show Host)
Robert Irvine
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Birthdate: September 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
English celebrity chef, Robert Irvine, is also a talk show host and currently operates two restaurants: one in Las Vegas and other in The Pentagon. He has also hosted a variety of programs including Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible, A Hero's Welcome. Robert Irvine is the recipient of several civilian honors for his charitable work and service on numerous USO tours.
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Tana Ramsay
(English TV Broadcaster and Author of Cookery Books)
Tana Ramsay
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Birthdate: December 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

Tana Ramsay is an English author famous for writing many cookbooks. The wife of popular chef Gordon Ramsay, Tana has appeared on several cooking shows, including the American version of MasterChef. A multi-talented personality, Tana Ramsay has also competed in a British reality television series called Dancing on Ice, where she was eliminated in the fourth week.

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Prue Leith
(British-South African Restaurateur, Chef, Television Presenter, Journalist, Cookery Writer)
Prue Leith
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Birthdate: February 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Africa

British-South African chef and culinary expert Prue Leith had begun her career with a lunch-supplying business. She later launched her Michelin-starred restaurant Leith's in Notting Hill and a culinary school. Best known as a judge on The Great British Menu, she is also associated with various charitable initiatives.

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Ainsley Harriott
(English Chef and Television Presenter)
Ainsley Harriott
10
Birthdate: February 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Ainsley Harriott is an English television presenter, chef, and entertainer. He is known for presenting popular cooking shows, such as Ready Steady Cook and Can't Cook, Won't Cook. A multi-talented personality, Ainsley Harriott is also a best-selling author whose books have sold more than two million copies worldwide.  He is also known for his singing and comedy skills.

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Rick Stein
(English Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and Television Presenter)
Rick Stein
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Birthdate: June 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Churchill, Oxfordshire, England

Celebrity chef Rick Stein has managed the U.K.’s Stein Hotel and Restaurant with his first wife, Jill Stein. He later became the head chef and co-owner of Rick Stein at Bannisters in Australia, with his second wife, Sarah. He has authored cookbooks and presented culinary shows such as Seafood Odyssey.

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Lisa Faulkner
(Actress, Presenter and Celebrity Chef)
Lisa Faulkner
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Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merton, London, England

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.

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Rachel Khoo
(British Cook, Author and Broadcaster)
Rachel Khoo
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Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, South London, England

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.

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John Torode
(Australian-British Celebrity Chef and TV Presenter Known for His Show ‘MasterChef’ on BBC One)
John Torode
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Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur John Torode initially worked at the U.K.-based Conran Group's restaurants. He is also known for his appearances on shows such as This Morning and the revival of MasterChef in 2005. He owned the Luxe and Smiths of Smithfield and has also authored several cookbooks.
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James Martin
(British Chef and Television Presenter Best Known for His Television Work with the BBC and ITV)
James Martin
8
Birthdate: June 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

British chef James Martin initially gained fame with shows such as Ready Steady Cook and later hosted Saturday Kitchen for a decade. Apart from launching several restaurants, including a Michelin-starred one, he has also written food columns. He is an avid racing enthusiast and teaches at a cookery school, too.

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Heston Blumenthal
(British Celebrity Chef, TV Personality and Food Writer)
Heston Blumenthal
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Birthdate: May 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shepherd's Bush, London, England

Heston Blumenthal is a British celebrity chef whose unusual recipes, such as Scotch eggs and triple-cooked chips have been widely imitated. He is considered a pioneer of multi-sensory cooking and his scientific approach to cooking has earned him honorary degrees from several universities. In 2004, he won the prestigious Chef Award, joining the likes of Phil Howard and Gordon Ramsay.

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Gary Rhodes
(English Restaurateur and Television Chef)
Gary Rhodes
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Birthdate: April 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: November 26, 2019

Best known for his appearances on shows such as MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen, Gary Rhodes later also launched his own series, Rhodes Around Britain. He owned several restaurants in the UK and the Middle East. The celebrity chef shocked everyone with his untimely death at age 59 due to brain hemorrhage.

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Marcus Wareing
(Chef Who Appeared as a Judge on the BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals)
Marcus Wareing
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southport, Lancashire, England
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Jade Jones
(British R&B Singer and Chef)
Jade Jones
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Birthdate: February 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
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Lorraine Pascale
(Celebrity Cook Known for Her Appearances in TV Shows: 'Baking Made Easy' and 'Home Cooking Made Easy')
Lorraine Pascale
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Birthdate: November 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
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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Gordon Ramsay
(One of the Most Influential Chefs)
Gordon Ramsay
759
Birthdate: November 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland

A celebrated chef and restaurateur, British national Gordon Ramsay is also a writer and television personality. His TV shows about competitive cookery and food is quite popular. The Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in Chelsea, is his signature restaurant. Known for his bluntness, short temper and strict manner, Ramsay has historically expressed a dislike for vegetarianism and veganism.

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Dave Myers
(English Televisiob Chef as One-half of the Hairy Bikers)
Dave Myers
2
Birthdate: September 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire , England
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Michel Albert Roux
(English-French Two Michelin Starred Chef)
Michel Albert Roux
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Birthdate: May 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England
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Andi Oliver
(English Television Chef)
Andi Oliver
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Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: London, England
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Joe Wicks
(Chef Who Created a "90 Day Plan" With Workouts and Meals With Portions)
Joe Wicks
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Birthdate: September 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Hairy Bikers
(The Hairy Bikers are Collectively David Myers and Si King)
Hairy Bikers
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Birthplace: United Kingdom
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Si King
(English Television Presenter)
Si King
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Birthdate: October 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kibblesworth, England, United Kingdom
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Gary Mehigan
(English-Australian Chef and Restaurateur)
Gary Mehigan
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Birthdate: February 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hayling Island, Hampshire, England

Born in England, Gary Mehigan, celebrated chef and restaurateur, received his initial training in prominent London hotels before moving to Melbourne, Australia. After heading several well-known restaurants there, he opened his own establishment and currently co-owns The Boathouse, located in Moonee Ponds. Concurrently, he can also be seen on televisions productions like MasterChef Australia and Far Flung with Gary Mehigan.

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Tom Kerridge
(Chef Who Founded Michelin Star-rated Gastropub Called The Hand & Flowers)
Tom Kerridge
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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John Whaite
(Baker Who Won the3rd Series of The Great British Bake Off 2012)
John Whaite
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chorley, Lancashire, England
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Delia Smith
(English Cook and Television Presenter Known for Teaching Basic Cookery Skills in a No-Nonsense Style)
Delia Smith
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Birthdate: June 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England

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.

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Angela Hartnett
(English Michelin-starred Chef)
Angela Hartnett
2
Birthdate: September 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England
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Fanny Cradock
(English Restaurant Critic, Television Chef and Writer)
Fanny Cradock
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Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leytonstone, Essex, England
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.

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Clarissa Dickson Wright
(Celebrity Cook Who Along with Jennifer Paterson was Known as One of the 'Two Fat Ladies')
Clarissa Dickson Wright
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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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Levi Roots
(Chef, Actor)
Levi Roots
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Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
British-Jamaican reggae legend Levi Roots went from selling homemade barbecue sauce at the Notting Hill Carnival to appearing on the UK TV show Dragons' Den, where he secured a huge investment for his Reggae Reggae Sauce. He has also penned a cookbook and launched a Caribbean cookery show.
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Ravneet Gill
(Pastry Chef as the Judge on Junior Bake Off 2020)
Ravneet Gill
2
Birthdate: April 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: UnIted Kingdom
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Yotam Ottolenghi
(British Chef, restaurateur, and Food Writer)
Yotam Ottolenghi
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Birthdate: December 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
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Rosemary Shrager
(Chef as Being an Haute Cuisine Teacher on the Ladette to Lady)
Rosemary Shrager
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Birthdate: January 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
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Claudia Lawrence
(Chef Who Who Was Last Seen and Heard From on 18 March 2009)
Claudia Lawrence
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Michael Caines
(English Chef)
Michael Caines
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Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England
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Briony May Williams
(Chef Who Appeared on Series 9 of The Great British Bake Off 2018)
Briony May Williams
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Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Bristol, England
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Keith Floyd
(British Celebrity Cook, Restaurateur and Television Personality)
Keith Floyd
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Birthdate: December 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sulhamstead, Berkshire, England
Died: September 14, 2009

Celebrity chef Keith Floyd was known for his signature style of presenting, his impeccable dress sense, and his love for red wine. After quitting his initial military career, he took up petty jobs in bars and restaurants, and eventually made it big as a chef on BBC cookery shows.

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Gino D'Acampo
(Chef)
Gino D'Acampo
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Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Torre del Greco, Italy
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Albert Roux
(Restaureur Who Operated Le Gavroche in London's Mayfair)
Albert Roux
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Birthdate: October 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Semur-en-Brionnais, France
Died: January 4, 2021
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Jennifer Paterson
(Celebrity Cook Known for Her Liberal Use of Butter and Cream & The Show 'Two Fat Ladies')
Jennifer Paterson
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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.

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Charles Joughin
(Chef)
Charles Joughin
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Birthdate: August 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: December 9, 1956
English-American chef, Charles Joughin, was the chief baker aboard the RMS Titanic. A survivor of the disaster, he was depicted in two major films about the Titanic. He was also on board the SS Oregon when it sank and served on ships operated by the American Export Lines, as well as on World War II troop transports.
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Matt Tebbutt
(Chef and Television Food Presenter)
Matt Tebbutt
2
Birthdate: December 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
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Michael O'Hare
(British Chef and Chef-Patron at the Man Behind the Curtain)
Michael O'Hare
2
Birthdate: 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eston, North Yorkshire, England
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Bryn Williams
(Head Chef and Sole Proprietor of Odette's Restaurant)
Bryn Williams
1
Birthdate: June 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denbigh, Clwyd, Wales
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Gennaro Contaldo
(Chef)
Gennaro Contaldo
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minori, Italy
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(English Celebrity Chef and Television Personality)
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
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Birthdate: January 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

Best known for hosting the River Cottage television series, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a well-known television personality, journalist, writer and chef. At first, he mulled about a career in wildlife conservation; but later switched to cooking, beginning his career as sous-chef de cuisine. Eventually he expanded his area of operation, hosting television productions, writing books, campaigning on food and environmental issues.

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Giorgio Locatelli
(Television Chef)
Giorgio Locatelli
2
Birthdate: April 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Corgeno, Lombardy, Italy