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.

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Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
(American)

Grant AchatzGrant Achatz
(American)
Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
(American)
Action BronsonAction Bronson
(American)

Ina GartenIna Garten
(American)
Mario BataliMario Batali
(American)
Duff GoldmanDuff Goldman
(American)

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
(Italian,American)
Paula DeenPaula Deen
(American)
Heston BlumenthalHeston Blumenthal
(British)

Robert IrvineRobert Irvine
(American)
Aarón SanchezAarón Sanchez
(American)
Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
(American)

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
(American)
Rick SteinRick Stein
(British)
KelisKelis
(American)

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Ainsley HarriottAinsley Harriott
(British)
Cat CoraCat Cora
(American)
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
(American)

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Malaysian)
Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern
(American)
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
(American)

Delia SmithDelia Smith
(British)
Keith FloydKeith Floyd
(British)
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
(American)

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
(British)
Richard BlaisRichard Blais
(American)
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
(American)

Michael SymonMichael Symon
(American)
George CalombarisGeorge Calombaris
(Australian)
Gary MehiganGary Mehigan
(Australian,British)

Carla HallCarla Hall
(American)
Vikas KhannaVikas Khanna
(Indian)
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
(American)

Alice WatersAlice Waters
(American)
Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
(American)
Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
(British)

Tyler FlorenceTyler Florence
(American)
Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
(British)
Raymond BlancRaymond Blanc
(French)

Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
(British)
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)
Martin YanMartin Yan
(American)

Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(New Zealander)
Anna OlsonAnna Olson
(Canadian)
Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
(American)

Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
(American)
Antony Worrall ThompsonAntony Worrall Thompson
(British)
Simon RimmerSimon Rimmer
(British)

Sean SasserSean Sasser
(American)
Scott ConantScott Conant
(American)
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
(American)

John BeshJohn Besh
(American)
Michael VoltaggioMichael Voltaggio
(American)
James BeardJames Beard
(American)

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(American)
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
(American)
Manu FeildelManu Feildel
(French)

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

Marcel VigneronMarcel Vigneron
(American)
Pat NeelyPat Neely
(American)
Jamie DeenJamie Deen
(American)

George CrumGeorge Crum
(American)
Thomasina MiersThomasina Miers
(British)
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
(American)

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
(American)
Wylie DufresneWylie Dufresne
(American)
Cristeta ComerfordCristeta Comerford
(American)