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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Action BronsonAction Bronson
(American)
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)

Mario BataliMario Batali
(American)
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)

Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
(American)
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)
Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
(American)

Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)
Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)

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KelisKelis
(American)
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)

Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)
Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)

George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)

Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
(American)
Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)

Thomasina MiersThomasina Miers
(British)
Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)
Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)

Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)
Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)

Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
(American)
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)

Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)

George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)

Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)
Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)
Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)

Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)
Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)
Levi RootsLevi Roots
(British)

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)
James BeardJames Beard
(American)
Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)
John BeshJohn Besh
(American)

Ken HomKen Hom
(American)
Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
(American)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)

Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)
Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
(American)
Dan BarberDan Barber
(American)

Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
(American)
Michael MinaMichael Mina
(Egyptian,American)
Sean SasserSean Sasser
(American)