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

Ayesha Curry Ayesha Curry
Canadian, American

Guy Fieri Guy Fieri
American

Bobby Flay Bobby Flay
American

Julia Child Julia Child
American

Giada De Laurentiis Giada De Laurentiis
Italian, American

Rachael Ray Rachael Ray
American

Alton Brown Alton Brown
American

Curtis Stone Curtis Stone
Australian

Candace Nelson Candace Nelson
Indonesian

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
Irish, American

George Crum George Crum
American
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Jiro Ono Jiro Ono
Japanese
Angelo Georgalli Angelo Georgalli
New Zealander

Koren Grieveson Koren Grieveson
Angolan, American

Antoni PorowskiAntoni Porowski
Canadian

Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood
British
Lisa FaulknerLisa Faulkner
British
Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
American

Prue LeithPrue Leith
South African

Nadiya HussainNadiya Hussain
British

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
American
Rick SteinRick Stein
British

Action BronsonAction Bronson
American

Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
American

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
Malaysian

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
American
Paula DeenPaula Deen
American

Bruno KirbyBruno Kirby
American
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
American

Ina GartenIna Garten
American

Mario BataliMario Batali
American
Christina TosiChristina Tosi
American

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
Italian, American
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
British

Ted AllenTed Allen
American

KelisKelis
American

Masaharu MorimotoMasaharu Morimoto
Japanese

Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
British
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
Australian

Manu FeildelManu Feildel
French

Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
American

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
American
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
American

Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
American
Lorraine PascaleLorraine Pascale
British

Delia SmithDelia Smith
British

Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
American
Jason AthertonJason Atherton
British

Keith FloydKeith Floyd
British
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
American

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
Australian, British

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
American
Carla HallCarla Hall
American

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
American
Joël RobuchonJoël Robuchon
French

Cat CoraCat Cora
American

Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
British

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
British
Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier
French
Nobu MatsuhisaNobu Matsuhisa
Japanese

Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
Indian

Levi RootsLevi Roots
British

Paul OakenfoldPaul Oakenfold
British
Michael SymonMichael Symon
American

Shannon BennettShannon Bennett
Australian

Alain DucasseAlain Ducasse
Monacan

Jacques TorresJacques Torres
Algerian

Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
American
Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
American

Alice WatersAlice Waters
American
Antonio CarluccioAntonio Carluccio
Italian

Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
American
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
British
Paul BocusePaul Bocuse
French