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

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

Ayesha Curry Ayesha Curry
Canadian, American

Alton Brown Alton Brown
American
Curtis Stone Curtis Stone
Australian

Candace Nelson Candace Nelson
Indonesian

Ettore Boiardi Ettore Boiardi
Italian, American
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Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
Irish, American

George Crum George Crum
American

Jiro Ono Jiro Ono
Japanese

Angelo Georgalli Angelo Georgalli
New Zealander

Koren Grieveson Koren Grieveson
Angolan, American

Action BronsonAction Bronson
American
Lisa FaulknerLisa Faulkner
British

Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood
British
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
American

Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
American

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
Malaysian
Nadiya HussainNadiya Hussain
British

Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
American
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
American

Bruno KirbyBruno Kirby
American

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
American

Mario BataliMario Batali
American

Michael SymonMichael Symon
American
Paula DeenPaula Deen
American

KelisKelis
American

Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
British

Rick SteinRick Stein
British
Carla HallCarla Hall
American
Levi RootsLevi Roots
British

Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
American

Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
Indian, American

Ina GartenIna Garten
American
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
American

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
Italian, American
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
American

Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
American

Cat CoraCat Cora
American
Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
American

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
American
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
British

Prue LeithPrue Leith
South African

Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
American
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
British

Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
American
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
American

Keith FloydKeith Floyd
British

George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
Australian

Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
American
Lorraine PascaleLorraine Pascale
British

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
Australian, British

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
American

Masaharu MorimotoMasaharu Morimoto
Japanese

Ilan HallIlan Hall
American
Clement FreudClement Freud
German, British

Delia SmithDelia Smith
British
Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
British

Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
Australian, Italian

Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
American
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
American

Gail SimmonsGail Simmons
Canadian
Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier
French

Richard BlaisRichard Blais
American
Joël RobuchonJoël Robuchon
French

Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
American

Manu FeildelManu Feildel
French
Aarti SequeiraAarti Sequeira
Indian

Joseph R. GannascoliJoseph R. Gannascoli
American
Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
American