Throughout history, there have been many women chefs who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female chefs such as Typhoid Mary, Julia Child, Rachael Ray, Candace Nelson, Elizabeth David.The women chefs featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Julia ChildJulia Child
15 August 1912, American
Chef
Giada De LaurentiisGiada De Laurentiis
22 August 1970, Italian, American
Chef, TV personality, Writer

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

Trisha YearwoodTrisha Yearwood
19 September 1964, American
Singer

Rachael RayRachael Ray
25 August 1968, American
TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author

Matilda RamsayMatilda Ramsay
15 November 2001, British
Gordon Ramsay's Daughter
Ayesha CurryAyesha Curry
23 March 1989, Canadian, American
Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author

Christina TosiChristina Tosi
09 November 1981, American
Chef

Candace NelsonCandace Nelson
08 May 1974, Indonesian
Pastry Chef
Tracy GriffithTracy Griffith
19 October 1965, American
Actress

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
23 September 1869, Irish, American
Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever
Elizabeth DavidElizabeth David
26 December 1913, British
British writer

Koren GrievesonKoren Grieveson
04 November 1971, Angolan, American
Chef

Lisa FaulknerLisa Faulkner
19 February 1972, British
Actress

Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli
20 June 1972, American
Chef

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
28 August 1980, Malaysian
Chef, Author
Nadiya HussainNadiya Hussain
25 December 1984, British
Television personality

Anne BurrellAnne Burrell
21 September 1969, American
Chef

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978, American
Chef

Paula DeenPaula Deen
19 January 1947, American
Actor, Chef, Businessperson, Restaurateur
KelisKelis
21 August 1979, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Chef

Carla HallCarla Hall
12 May 1964, American
Chef
Ina GartenIna Garten
02 February 1948, American
Chef, Writer

Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
21 February 1947, Italian, American
Writer, Restaurateur, Television presenter

Gesine Bullock-PradoGesine Bullock-Prado
06 March 1970, American
Chef, Lawyer
Cat CoraCat Cora
03 April 1967, American
Chef

Prue LeithPrue Leith
18 February 1940, South African
Restaurateur
Lorraine PascaleLorraine Pascale
17 November 1972, British
Television cook

Delia SmithDelia Smith
18 June 1941, British
Chef, Broadcaster, Cookery writer

Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
23 July 1977, Australian, Italian
Actress
Amanda FreitagAmanda Freitag
11 May 1972, American
Chef

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Gail SimmonsGail Simmons
19 May 1976, Canadian
Writer
Damaris PhillipsDamaris Phillips
08 December 1980, American
Chef

Aarti SequeiraAarti Sequeira
19 August 1978, Indian
Chef

Fanny CradockFanny Cradock
26 February 1909, British
Novelist

Alice WatersAlice Waters
28 April 1944, American
Chef, Author
Tamra DavisTamra Davis
22 January 1962, American
Film director
Stephanie IzardStephanie Izard
30 October 1976, American
Chef

Christina MachamerChristina Machamer
13 March 1982, American
Chef, Sommelier

Anna OlsonAnna Olson
1968 AD, Canadian
chef

Clarissa Dickson WrightClarissa Dickson Wright
24 June 1947, British
Celebrity chef
Colombe Jacobsen-DerstineColombe Jacobsen-Derstine
21 December 1977, American
 

Adina HowardAdina Howard
14 November 1973, American
Singer-songwriter

Jennifer PatersonJennifer Paterson
03 April 1928, British
Cook

Edna LewisEdna Lewis
13 April 1916, Central African, American
Chef

Ruth Graves WakefieldRuth Graves Wakefield
17 June 1903, American
Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson,
Thomasina MiersThomasina Miers
1976 AD, British
Cook

Cristeta ComerfordCristeta Comerford
30 September 1962, American
chef
Sara MoultonSara Moulton
19 February 1952, American
Chef

Fannie FarmerFannie Farmer
23 March 1857, Canadian, American
Cook

Christine HaChristine Ha
09 May 1979, American
 
Rose GrayRose Gray
28 January 1939, British
Chef and cookery writer

Sandra LeeSandra Lee
03 July 1966, American
chef
Sheila LukinsSheila Lukins
18 November 1942, American
Cook

Harumi KuriharaHarumi Kurihara
05 March 1947, Japanese
Chef

Katie LeeKatie Lee
14 September 1981, American
Cook, Author, journalist