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

Ayesha Curry Ayesha Curry
Canadian, American

Guy Fieri Guy Fieri
American

Julia Child Julia Child
American

Giada De Laurentiis Giada De Laurentiis
Italian, American

Bobby Flay Bobby Flay
American

Alton Brown Alton Brown
American

Rachael Ray Rachael Ray
American

Curtis Stone Curtis Stone
Australian

Candace Nelson Candace Nelson
Indonesian

George Crum George Crum
American

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
Irish, American

Ettore Boiardi Ettore Boiardi
Italian, American
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Jiro Ono Jiro Ono
Japanese

Angelo Georgalli Angelo Georgalli
New Zealander

Koren Grieveson Koren Grieveson
Angolan, American
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
Malaysian

KelisKelis
American

Paul HollywoodPaul Hollywood
British

Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
Indian, American

Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
British
Antoni PorowskiAntoni Porowski
Canadian

Action BronsonAction Bronson
American
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
American

Dom DeLuiseDom DeLuise
American

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
British
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
British

Lisa FaulknerLisa Faulkner
British
Mario BataliMario Batali
American

Bruno KirbyBruno Kirby
American

Prue LeithPrue Leith
South African

Paula DeenPaula Deen
American

Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
American
Lorraine PascaleLorraine Pascale
British

Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
British

Rick SteinRick Stein
British

Ina GartenIna Garten
American
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
Italian, American
Nadiya HussainNadiya Hussain
British

Keith FloydKeith Floyd
British

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
American

Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
American
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
American

Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
American
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
Australian

Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
American

Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
American
Christina TosiChristina Tosi
American

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
British
Joël RobuchonJoël Robuchon
French

Ted AllenTed Allen
American

Delia SmithDelia Smith
British
Floyd CardozFloyd Cardoz
Indian, American

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
American
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
American

Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
British

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
American

Cat CoraCat Cora
American
Michael SymonMichael Symon
American

Jacques TorresJacques Torres
Algerian

Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier
French

Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
Australian, Italian

Masaharu MorimotoMasaharu Morimoto
Japanese
Paul BocusePaul Bocuse
French

Alice WatersAlice Waters
American
Clement FreudClement Freud
German, British

Nobu MatsuhisaNobu Matsuhisa
Japanese

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
Australian, British
Paul OakenfoldPaul Oakenfold
British

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
American
Alain DucasseAlain Ducasse
Monacan

Levi RootsLevi Roots
British
Carla HallCarla Hall
American

Antonio CarluccioAntonio Carluccio
Italian

Graham KerrGraham Kerr
New Zealander
James BeardJames Beard
American

Clarissa Dickson WrightClarissa Dickson Wright
British
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
French