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)

Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)

Mario BataliMario Batali
(American)
Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
(American)
Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
(American)

Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)
KelisKelis
(American)
Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)

Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)

Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)
Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)

Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)
Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
(American)
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)
Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)

Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)

Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
(American)
Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)
Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)
Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)

Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)
Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)
Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)
Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)
Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)

Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)
Levi RootsLevi Roots
(British)

Sean SasserSean Sasser
(American)
Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)
Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)

Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)
Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)

John BeshJohn Besh
(American)
Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)

James BeardJames Beard
(American)
Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)
Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
(American)

Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)
Dan BarberDan Barber
(American)

Ken HomKen Hom
(American)
Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
(American)

George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Wylie DufresneWylie Dufresne
(American)
Tom AikensTom Aikens
(British)

Michael MinaMichael Mina
(Egyptian,American)
Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Alan YauAlan Yau
(British)