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

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.

Mario BataliMario Batali
(American)

Action BronsonAction Bronson
(American)
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)
KelisKelis
(American)

Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)

Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)
Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
(American)
Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)

Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)
Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)
Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse
(American)
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)

Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)
Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)

Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)

Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)
Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
(American)
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)

Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)
Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
(American)

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)
Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)

Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
(American)
Wylie DufresneWylie Dufresne
(American)
Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)

Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)
Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)
Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)

Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)
Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)
Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)
James BeardJames Beard
(American)

John BeshJohn Besh
(American)
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)
Homaro CantuHomaro Cantu
(American)

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)

Jose GarcesJose Garces
(American)
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)
Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)

Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
(American)
Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)
Levi RootsLevi Roots
(British)

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)

Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)
Dan BarberDan Barber
(American)
Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)
Sean SasserSean Sasser
(American)

George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Gastón AcurioGastón Acurio
(Peruvian)
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
(American)

Michael MinaMichael Mina
(Egyptian,American)
Todd EnglishTodd English
(American)
Thomasina MiersThomasina Miers
(British)