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.

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Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)

Action BronsonAction Bronson
(American)
Mario BataliMario Batali
(American)
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)

Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)
Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
(American)

Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)
KelisKelis
(American)

Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)

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Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)

Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)
Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
(American)
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)

Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
(American)

Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)
Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)

Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)
Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)

George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)
Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)

Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)
Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
(American)
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)

Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)
Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)

James BeardJames Beard
(American)
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)

Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)
Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)
Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)

Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)
Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)
Levi RootsLevi Roots
(British)

Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)

Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)
Tom AikensTom Aikens
(British)

Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)
George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)

Thomasina MiersThomasina Miers
(British)
John BeshJohn Besh
(American)
Colombe Jacobsen-DerstineColombe Jacobsen-Derstine
(American)

Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
(American)

Dan BarberDan Barber
(American)
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
(American)
Michael MinaMichael Mina
(Egyptian,American)