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

More From Chefs

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
Ayesha Curry Ayesha Curry
Canadian, American

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

Alton Brown Alton Brown
American
Curtis Stone Curtis Stone
Australian

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

Jiro Ono Jiro Ono
Japanese

Angelo Georgalli Angelo Georgalli
New Zealander
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
American
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
American
Action BronsonAction Bronson
American

Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
American
Ina GartenIna Garten
American
Mario BataliMario Batali
American

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
American
Paula DeenPaula Deen
American
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
American
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
Italian, American

Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
American
Rick SteinRick Stein
British
KelisKelis
American

Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
British
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
American
Cat CoraCat Cora
American
Delia SmithDelia Smith
British

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
American
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
American
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
British

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
American
Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
American
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
British
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
American

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
Australian, British
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
Australian
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
Indian

Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
American
Michael SymonMichael Symon
American
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
Malaysian
Alice WatersAlice Waters
American

Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
British
Scott ConantScott Conant
American
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
French

Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
American
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
American
Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
French
James BeardJames Beard
American

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
American
Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
British
Richard BlaisRichard Blais
American

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
British
Carla HallCarla Hall
American
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
British
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
American

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
British
Graham KerrGraham Kerr
New Zealander
Ming TsaiMing Tsai
American

Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
American
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
American
Martin YanMartin Yan
American
Tom AikensTom Aikens
British

Bobby DeenBobby Deen
American
Levi RootsLevi Roots
British
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
American

Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
American
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
American
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
American
Anna OlsonAnna Olson
Canadian

John BeshJohn Besh
American
Colombe Jacobsen-DerstineColombe Jacobsen-Derstine
American
Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
American

Thomasina MiersThomasina Miers
British
Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
British
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
American
Michael MinaMichael Mina
Egyptian, American