Famous Italian Food Experts

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Italian Food Experts

 1 Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis
32
Famous As: Chef, TV personality, Writer
Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. She won the Gracie Award under the Best Television Host category for hosting Giada at Home. The founder of a catering business called GDL Foods, Giada De Laurentiis has been an influential figure in the American culinary business over the last few years.

 2 Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich
10
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: February 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pula, Croatia

Lidia Bastianich is an Italian-American television host, celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author. She owns many restaurants in the US, including one in Manhattan. Bastianich is the recipient of several awards and honors, including a couple of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Also a philanthropist, Lidia Bastianich supports various non-profit organizations, such as the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which aims at promoting Italian-American heritage.

 3 Adriano Zumbo

Adriano Zumbo
6
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: November 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia

Adriano Zumbo is an Australian television presenter and pastry chef. He is known for appearing as a guest on the TV show MasterChef Australia. He also hosts his own baking competition show Zumbo's Just Desserts and appears as a judge on Netflix's baking reality television series Sugar Rush. Thanks to his popularity, Zumbo has garnered several nicknames including Sweet Assassin.

Recommended Lists:

 4 Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio
4
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Died: November 18, 2017

 5 Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura
1
Famous As: Restaurateur
Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena, Italy

 6 Silvia Colloca

Silvia Colloca
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Silvia Colloca is an Italian-Australian actress, cookbook author, opera singer, and TV cookery show personality.  An opera-trained mezzo-soprano, she worked in musical theater before becoming an actress. She later created her own TV cookery shows that earned her much international prominence. She also runs a successful YouTube channel in collaboration with Marion Grasby.  

 7 Gabriele Corcos

Gabriele Corcos
4
Famous As: Celebrity Chef
Birthdate: October 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fiesole, Italy

Gabriele Corcos is an Italian celebrity cook, entrepreneur, and TV personality. He hosts the TV show Extra Virgin on the Cooking Channel. He ventured into the culinary world totally by chance in the mid-2000s and has since become one of the best-known chefs in the world. He and his wife are involved with several anti-hunger charities. 

You May Like

 8 Ettore Boiardi

Ettore Boiardi
4
Famous As: Chef, Restaurateur
Birthdate: October 22, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
Died: June 21, 1985

Italian-American chef Ettore Boiardi is remembered for revolutionizing the culinary industry with his food brand Chef Boyardee, which made a variety of Italian food products, such as sauces and spaghetti, available to Americans for the first time. He even supplied food to the Allied soldiers during World War II.

 9 Caesar Cardini

Caesar Cardini
0
Famous As: Restaurateur, Chef who is credited with creating Caesar salad at his Tijuana restaurant, Caesar's
Birthdate: February 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baveno, Italy
Died: November 3, 1956

 10 Paola Carosella

Paola Carosella
0
Famous As: Chef, Businesswoman
Birthdate: October 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina