List of famous restaurateurs with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Restaurateurs are the individuals who own and operate restaurants professionally. Restaurants are the business establishments where meals and refreshments are prepared and served to customers. The attractiveness of running a restaurant lies in the wide variety of opportunities it offers. There are many types of restaurants—they may specialize in a single offering or serve multi-cuisine, they may have seating arrangements for customers or strictly provide takeouts, they may be budget eateries or posh restaurants. Many enterprising individuals enter into this business as they can open a setup with features those are most suitable to them. Operating a successful restaurant is a challenging job. The restaurateur is responsible for the smooth functioning of the restaurant and has to ensure the satisfaction of customers. They have to appoint and train the chefs and waiters, hire interior designers to design the décor, manage the financial and accounting aspects, and ensure food quality and adherence to food storage standards. Since restaurants directly serve customers, it is vital to ensure that the waiting staff provides optimum customer service. Restaurateurs operating small restaurants also have to perform promotional and marketing duties. Read on to know about the life and works of various famous restaurateurs from all over the world through their biographies and timelines.

Ray Kroc Ray Kroc
American

Guy Fieri Guy Fieri
American
Bobby Flay Bobby Flay
American

Kimbal Musk Kimbal Musk
American, South African
David Chang David Chang
American

Nancy Kwan Nancy Kwan
Hong Konger, American

Dave Thomas Dave Thomas
American
Angelo Georgalli Angelo Georgalli
New Zealander

Celine DionCeline Dion
Canadian
Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake
American
Joran van der SlootJoran van der Sloot
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Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
American
Eddie HuangEddie Huang
American
Mario BataliMario Batali
American
Sean AverySean Avery
Canadian

Jim RossJim Ross
American
Paula DeenPaula Deen
American
E-40E-40
American

Alan Hale Jr.Alan Hale Jr.
American
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
Italian, American
Joe TheismannJoe Theismann
American
Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
Italian, American

Dick ClarkDick Clark
American
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
American
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
American

Michael SymonMichael Symon
American
Bill RancicBill Rancic
American
Eduardo SantamarinaEduardo Santamarina
Mexican
Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
American

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
American
Ming TsaiMing Tsai
American
Adam SennAdam Senn
French

Bobby DeenBobby Deen
American
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
American
Sarah WillinghamSarah Willingham
British
Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
American

Pat NeelyPat Neely
American
Todd EnglishTodd English
American
Ludo LefebvreLudo Lefebvre
French

Donald NixonDonald Nixon
American
Jilly RizzoJilly Rizzo
American
Don the BeachcomberDon the Beachcomber
American
Kerry SimonKerry Simon
American