List of famous chefs with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Chefs are a part of one of the largest industries in the world, without whose presence the food industry would cease to exist. They are highly-skilled certified cooks, who are well-versed in all the facets of food planning and execution. Traditionally, chefs go through laborious training and have to be extremely passionate when it comes to their profession. Before ascending to the position of head chef, they originally start out as ‘sous-chefs’ or apprentices in the kitchen and slowly progress to executive chef and finally, head chef. One of the oldest documented professional chefs in the world was Guillaume Tirel, who was fondly known as ‘Taillevent’. From then on, there has been an explosion in the number of chefs around the world, all working towards making the food industry bigger, from their respective homelands and while specializing in diverse cuisines. From Adriano Zumbo to Nigella Lawson and Luke Thomas to Sanjeev Kapoor, there is no dearth of chefs around the world who are all working towards a common aim with their signature white jackets and white hats—to promote the joy of cooking and serving others while consistently working towards building a bigger and a more passionate world for food. Here is a compilation of biographies of some of the most famous chefs. To learn more fascinating facts and details about them, read their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Gordon Ramsay Gordon Ramsay
British, Scottish

Guy Fieri Guy Fieri
American
Julia Child Julia Child
American

Bobby Flay Bobby Flay
American

Rachael Ray Rachael Ray
American

Giada De Laurentiis Giada De Laurentiis
Italian, American

Ayesha Curry Ayesha Curry
Canadian, American
Alton Brown Alton Brown
American

Curtis Stone Curtis Stone
Australian

Ettore Boiardi Ettore Boiardi
Italian, American

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
Irish, American
George Crum George Crum
American
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Candace Nelson Candace Nelson
Indonesian

Jiro Ono Jiro Ono
Japanese

Angelo Georgalli Angelo Georgalli
New Zealander

Koren Grieveson Koren Grieveson
Angolan, American

Antoni PorowskiAntoni Porowski
Canadian

Nadiya HussainNadiya Hussain
British

Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood
British
Lisa FaulknerLisa Faulkner
British

Prue LeithPrue Leith
South African
Action BronsonAction Bronson
American

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
American

Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
American
Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
American

Paula DeenPaula Deen
American
Ina GartenIna Garten
American

Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
British

Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
American

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
American

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
Malaysian
KelisKelis
American

Mario BataliMario Batali
American

Bruno KirbyBruno Kirby
American

Rick SteinRick Stein
British
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
Italian, American
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
Indian, American

Floyd CardozFloyd Cardoz
Indian, American

Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
American

Michael SymonMichael Symon
American
Christina TosiChristina Tosi
American

Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
American
Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
American

Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
American

Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
British
Joël RobuchonJoël Robuchon
French

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
American
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
American

Jacques TorresJacques Torres
Algerian

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
British
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
American

Lorraine PascaleLorraine Pascale
British
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
Australian

Carla HallCarla Hall
American

Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
American

Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
American
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
British

Cat CoraCat Cora
American

Levi RootsLevi Roots
British

Gail SimmonsGail Simmons
Canadian

Tamra DavisTamra Davis
American
Alice WatersAlice Waters
American

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
American
Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
Australian, British

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
American

Clement FreudClement Freud
German, British
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
American

Richard BlaisRichard Blais
American
Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier
French

Scott ConantScott Conant
American
Masaharu MorimotoMasaharu Morimoto
Japanese

Antonio CarluccioAntonio Carluccio
Italian

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
American
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
American

Paul OakenfoldPaul Oakenfold
British
Delia SmithDelia Smith
British