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.

David ChangDavid Chang
(American)
Action BronsonAction Bronson
(American)
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)

Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)
Mario BataliMario Batali
(American)
KelisKelis
(American)

Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)

Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)

Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)
Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)

Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)
Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
(American)
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)

Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse
(American)
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)
Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)

Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
(American)
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)

Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)
Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
(American)

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
(American)
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)
Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)
Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)

Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)
Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)
Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)

George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)

Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)
Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)
Levi RootsLevi Roots
(British)

Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)
James BeardJames Beard
(American)

Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)
Thomasina MiersThomasina Miers
(British)
Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)
Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)
Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)

Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
(American)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)
Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)

Dan BarberDan Barber
(American)
Wylie DufresneWylie Dufresne
(American)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)

John BeshJohn Besh
(American)
Homaro CantuHomaro Cantu
(American)
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)

Jose GarcesJose Garces
(American)
Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
(American)
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)

Ken HomKen Hom
(American)
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
(American)

Sean SasserSean Sasser
(American)
Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
(American)
Michael MinaMichael Mina
(Egyptian,American)