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

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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.

Guy Fieri Guy Fieri
American

Kim Seok-jin Kim Seok-jin
South Korean

Kimbal Musk Kimbal Musk
American, South African

David Chang David Chang
American

Ray Kroc Ray Kroc
American

Bobby Flay Bobby Flay
American

Debi Mazar Debi Mazar
American

Nancy Kwan Nancy Kwan
Hong Konger, American

Uwe Boll Uwe Boll
German

George Crum George Crum
American

Ettore Boiardi Ettore Boiardi
Italian, American
Dave Thomas Dave Thomas
American

Angelo Georgalli Angelo Georgalli
New Zealander

Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom
American
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Celine DionCeline Dion
Canadian
Jared FogleJared Fogle
American

Prue LeithPrue Leith
South African

Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
American

Joran van der SlootJoran van der Sloot
Dutch
Jim RossJim Ross
American

Paula DeenPaula Deen
American

Joe BastianichJoe Bastianich
American

Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
American

Dick ClarkDick Clark
American
Mario BataliMario Batali
American

Alan Hale Jr.Alan Hale Jr.
American
Jon TafferJon Taffer
American

Eddie HuangEddie Huang
American

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
Italian, American
Joe TheismannJoe Theismann
American

Joël RobuchonJoël Robuchon
French
Michael SymonMichael Symon
American

E-40E-40
American

Gary RhodesGary Rhodes
British

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
American

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
Italian, American
Sean AverySean Avery
Canadian

John HickenlooperJohn Hickenlooper
American

Mandy Rice-DaviesMandy Rice-Davies
British, Welsh

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
American
Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
American
Antonio CarluccioAntonio Carluccio
Italian

Sarah WillinghamSarah Willingham
British

Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier
French

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
American
S. Truett CathyS. Truett Cathy
American

Bill RancicBill Rancic
American
Ming TsaiMing Tsai
American

Jay PritzkerJay Pritzker
American

David HackworthDavid Hackworth
American
J. Willard MarriottJ. Willard Marriott
American

Bobby DeenBobby Deen
American
Nobu MatsuhisaNobu Matsuhisa
Japanese

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
American

Eduardo SantamarinaEduardo Santamarina
Mexican
Daniel BouludDaniel Boulud
French

Fred DeLucaFred DeLuca
American
Steve EllsSteve Ells
American

Rocky AokiRocky Aoki
American

Andrew CherngAndrew Cherng
American

Adam SennAdam Senn
French
Terence ConranTerence Conran
British

Daniel HummDaniel Humm
Swiss

Pat NeelyPat Neely
American

Hugh AchesonHugh Acheson
Canadian

Ludo LefebvreLudo Lefebvre
French
Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
American

Dan BarberDan Barber
American
Todd EnglishTodd English
American

Jilly RizzoJilly Rizzo
American

Donald NixonDonald Nixon
American
Don the BeachcomberDon the Beachcomber
American

Rose GrayRose Gray
British
Egon RonayEgon Ronay
Hungarian, British

Kerry SimonKerry Simon
American
Roger VergéRoger Vergé
French

Rene RedzepiRene Redzepi
Danish

Benoît ViolierBenoît Violier
Swiss, French
Bob EvansBob Evans
American

Thomas MonaghanThomas Monaghan
American
Robert CarrierRobert Carrier
American