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.

Action BronsonAction Bronson
(American)
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)

Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)
Mario BataliMario Batali
(American)
Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
(American)

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)
Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)
Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
KelisKelis
(American)

Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse
(American)
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)

Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)
Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)

Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)
Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)
Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)

Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)
Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)

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

Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)
Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)
Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)

Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)
Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)
Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)

Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)
John BeshJohn Besh
(American)
Levi RootsLevi Roots
(British)

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)
Tom AikensTom Aikens
(British)
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)

Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)
James BeardJames Beard
(American)
Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)

Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)
Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)
Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)

Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
(American)
Wylie DufresneWylie Dufresne
(American)
Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)

Sean SasserSean Sasser
(American)
Dan BarberDan Barber
(American)
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
(American)

George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)
Michael MinaMichael Mina
(Egyptian,American)

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
(American)
Jose GarcesJose Garces
(American)
Homaro CantuHomaro Cantu
(American)