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)

Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
(American)
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)

Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)

Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)
Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)

Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)
KelisKelis
(American)

Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)
Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse
(American)

Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)
Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)

Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)
David ChangDavid Chang
(American)

Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)
Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
(American)
Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
(American)
Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
(American)

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)

John BeshJohn Besh
(American)
Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)

Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)
Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)
Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)

Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)
Jose GarcesJose Garces
(American)
Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)

Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)
Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)
Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)

Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)
Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)

James BeardJames Beard
(American)
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)

Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)
Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
(American)
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)

Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
(American)
Levi RootsLevi Roots
(British)
Dan BarberDan Barber
(American)

George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
(American)
Sean SasserSean Sasser
(American)

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Michael MinaMichael Mina
(Egyptian,American)
Todd EnglishTodd English
(American)

Jamie DeenJamie Deen
(American)
Bryan VoltaggioBryan Voltaggio
(American)
Alan WongAlan Wong
(American)

Jason AthertonJason Atherton
(British)
Ken HomKen Hom
(American)
Cristeta ComerfordCristeta Comerford
(American)

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