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Julia Child
(American Chef, Author and Television Personality)
Julia Child
30
Birthdate: August 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: August 13, 2004
Julia Child gained fame with her culinary show The French Chef and her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She also founded The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. She received several Emmys and the Peabody Award for her work, and had a rose named after her.
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Rachael Ray
(American Celebrity Chef and Host of the Food Network Show ‘30 Minute Meals’)
Rachael Ray
40
Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warrensburg, New York, United States
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray is best known for her Food Network show 30 Minute Meals. She also made waves with her talk show Rachael Ray and her culinary shows such as Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels. She has also authored several cookbooks and launched the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray.
 3 
Paula Deen
(American Chef, Cookbook Author and TV Personality)
Paula Deen
16
Birthdate: January 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Culinary show host and chef Paula Deen is known for her Emmy-winning Food Network show Paula's Home Cooking. She owns Paula Deen's Creek House and The Lady & Sons restaurant. Apart from writing several cookbooks, she has also appeared in the film Elizabethtown and the show Dancing with the Stars.
 4 
Mary Berry
(English Food Writer, Chef and Television Presenter)
Mary Berry
4
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England

Author of over 75 cookbooks, Mary Berry has also hosted several culinary shows, such as Mary Berry Cooks. The Guardian ranked her the second-best-dressed person over 50. A CBE and DBE recipient, she has also received the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary degree.

 5 
Giada De Laurentiis
(Chef and Host of 'Giada at Home')
Giada De Laurentiis
39
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.

 6 
Ree Drummond
(American Blogger, Author and Television Personality)
Ree Drummond
3
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States

Ree Drummond is an American author, blogger, food writer, television personality, and photographer. In 2010, she was named in Forbes magazine's Top 25 Web Celebrities list. Riding on the success of her blog The Pioneer Woman, which was adjudged Weblog of the Year for three consecutive years at the Weblog Awards, Drummond went on to present her own television program.

 7 
Katie Lee
(American Cookbook Author, Television Food Critic and Novelist)
Katie Lee
16
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Typhoid Mary
(The First Person to be Identified as an Asymptomatic Carrier of the Pathogenic Bacteria 'Salmonella Typhi')
Typhoid Mary
14
Birthdate: September 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died: November 11, 1938

Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, or Typhoid Mary, worked as a cook in affluent American households. When people started falling ill in and around places where Mary had worked, it was discovered that she was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid. Escaping every time, she caused three deaths and was eventually forcibly isolated.

 9 
Tana Ramsay
(English TV Broadcaster and Author of Cookery Books)
Tana Ramsay
5
Birthdate: December 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

Tana Ramsay is an English author famous for writing many cookbooks. The wife of popular chef Gordon Ramsay, Tana has appeared on several cooking shows, including the American version of MasterChef. A multi-talented personality, Tana Ramsay has also competed in a British reality television series called Dancing on Ice, where she was eliminated in the fourth week.

 10 
Alice Waters
(American Chef, Restaurateur, and Author)
Alice Waters
6
Birthdate: April 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chatham, New Jersey, United States
 11 
Ina Garten
(Author and Host of the Food Network Show ‘Barefoot Contessa’)
Ina Garten
9
Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Ina Garten is an American author and TV host best known for hosting Food Network's cooking show, Barefoot Contessa. Over the years, Garten has released several best-selling cookbooks, including The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home.

 12 
Marcela Valladolid
(American Chef and Author Known for Her TV Shows: ‘Mexican Made Easy’ and ‘Best Baker in America’)
Marcela Valladolid
15
Birthdate: July 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Chef Marcela Valladolid was the host of the Food Network television series Mexican Made Easy. A graduate of the Los Angeles Culinary Institute, she is also a classically trained pastry chef. She started her own catering company and soon began hosting cookery shows on TV. She has also authored several cookbooks.

 13 
Lisa Faulkner
(Actress, Presenter and Celebrity Chef)
Lisa Faulkner
12
Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merton, London, England

Named to the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World six times, actor Lisa Faulkner is best known for her roles in series such as Murder in Suburbia and EastEnders. She has also taught at a theater school and is a talented chef, having won Celebrity Masterchef and co-hosted other cookery shows.

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Christina Tosi
9
Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Alex Guarnaschelli
(Chef)
Alex Guarnaschelli
19
Birthdate: June 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 16 
Rachel Khoo
(British Cook, Author and Broadcaster)
Rachel Khoo
14
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, South London, England

Renowned British cook Rachel Khoo was born to a Malaysian Chinese father and an Austrian mother. Trained at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she started her own restaurant at her small Belleville apartment. She later gained fame for her cookbook and her BBC series named The Little Paris Kitchen.

 17 
Lidia Bastianich
(Italian-American Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Known for Her Cooking Shows)
Lidia Bastianich
12
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.

 18 
Anne Burrell
(American Chef and Television Presenter)
Anne Burrell
17
Birthdate: September 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cazenovia, New York, United States

Anne Burrell is an American chef and TV personality who hosts cooking television series like Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Worst Cooks in America. She has also competed in several cooking competition shows like Chopped All-Stars Tournament. In 2015, Anne Burrell won the fourth season of Chopped and earned $75,000, which she donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Cat Cora
(Chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on Iron Chef America)
Cat Cora
5
Birthdate: April 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 20 
Gesine Bullock-Prado
(Pastry chef, TV personality, author)
Gesine Bullock-Prado
6
Birthdate: March 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Carla Hall
(Chef who appeared in the fifth and eighth seasons of Top Chef, Bravo's cooking competition show)
Carla Hall
13
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Christine Ha
(First blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012)
Christine Ha
8
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Christina Wilson
(Chef as Winner of the Season 10 of the Cooking Show Hell's Kitchen)
Christina Wilson
1
Birthdate: January 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States
 24 
Lorraine Pascale
(Celebrity Cook Known for Her Appearances in TV Shows: 'Baking Made Easy' and 'Home Cooking Made Easy')
Lorraine Pascale
11
Birthdate: November 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
British chef Lorraine Pascale has her TV shows in 70 countries worldwide and has sold one million books in UK. A highly successful fashion model in 1990s, Pascale is also the United Kingdom government Fostering and Adoption Ambassador. She was the first British Black model on the cover of American Elle and fronted campaigns for brands like Versace and Gap.
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Prue Leith
(British-South African Restaurateur, Chef, Television Presenter, Journalist, Cookery Writer)
Prue Leith
18
Birthdate: February 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Africa

British-South African chef and culinary expert Prue Leith had begun her career with a lunch-supplying business. She later launched her Michelin-starred restaurant Leith's in Notting Hill and a culinary school. Best known as a judge on The Great British Menu, she is also associated with various charitable initiatives.

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Sunny Anderson
(American TV Presenter)
Sunny Anderson
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Poh Ling Yeow
(Chef & Actress Known for Hosting Her Own Cooking Series on ABC Entitled 'Poh’s Kitchen')
Poh Ling Yeow
4
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Poh Ling Yeow is a Malaysian-born Australian television presenter, cook, author, actress, and artist who lives and works in Adelaide. A popular figure, Yeow has appeared in several films and popular TV shows like MasterChef Australia. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Poh Ling Yeow donated her artwork to benefit Flinders Medical Centre in 2003.

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Delia Smith
(English Cook and Television Presenter Known for Teaching Basic Cookery Skills in a No-Nonsense Style)
Delia Smith
6
Birthdate: June 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England

Delia Smith is an English TV presenter and cook best known for teaching the basic skills involved in cooking through her books and TV shows. One of the most popular celebrity chefs in England, Smith is widely regarded as an influential personality in the culinary world. She has also contributed as a columnist for major publications like the Evening Standard.

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Kristen Kish
(Chef as Winner of the 10th Season of Top Chef)
Kristen Kish
1
Birthdate: December 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Tracy Griffith
3
Birthdate: October 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Sohla El-Waylly
(Who Was an Assistant Food Editor at Bon Appétit)
Sohla El-Waylly
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Sandra Lee
(Television chef, author known for her "Semi-Homemade" cooking concept)
Sandra Lee
22
Birthdate: July 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Kelis
(Singer-songwriter and chef who is known for her hit singles "Milkshake" and "Bossy.")
Kelis
23
Birthdate: August 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Fanny Cradock
(English Restaurant Critic, Television Chef and Writer)
Fanny Cradock
7
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leytonstone, Essex, England
Died: December 27, 1994

Famous for dressing up in ballgowns and wearing heavy make-up while cooking up exotic dishes, celebrity chef Fanny Cradock initially co-wrote cookbooks and food columns with her husband Johnnie Cradock. She had married four times, and had committed bigamy twice. She was known for her signature husky voice and dramatic style.

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Angela Hartnett
(English Michelin-starred Chef)
Angela Hartnett
3
Birthdate: September 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England
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Sarah Todd
(Chef Who Appeared on MasterChef Australia 2014)
Sarah Todd
2
Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mackay, Australia
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Andi Oliver
(English Television Chef)
Andi Oliver
3
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: London, England
 38 
Clarissa Dickson Wright
(Celebrity Cook Who Along with Jennifer Paterson was Known as One of the 'Two Fat Ladies')
Clarissa Dickson Wright
8
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: March 15, 2014

Clarissa Dickson Wright was an English TV personality, celebrity cook, businesswoman, writer, and former barrister. Best remembered for appearing in the popular TV cooking program, Two Fat Ladies, along with Jennifer Paterson, Dickson Wright went on to become an important name in the culinary world. She also published several books and audio books pertaining to cooking.

 39 
Dominique Crenn
(Chef)
Dominique Crenn
1
Birthdate: August 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Versailles, France
 40 
Ayesha Curry
(Host of The 'Food Network' Show 'Ayesha's Home Kitchen')
Ayesha Curry
20
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Ayesha Curry initially played guest roles in various series and films. She later gained fame with the Food Network culinary show Ayesha's Homemade and her YouTube channel, Little Lights of Mine. She has authored a cookbook and owns an olive oil brand. She is married to NBA star Stephen Curry. 
 41 
Melissa Leong
(Australian TV Host, Radio Broadcaster, Freelance Food Writer, Cookbook Editor, Critic, and Marketer)
Melissa Leong
3
Birthdate: March 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Rosemary Shrager
(Chef as Being an Haute Cuisine Teacher on the Ladette to Lady)
Rosemary Shrager
2
Birthdate: January 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
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Christina Machamer
(American Chef)
Christina Machamer
3
Birthdate: March 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Gail Simmons
(Canadian-American Cookbook Author and Food Writer)
Gail Simmons
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Tootsie Tomanetz
(Barbecue Chef)
Tootsie Tomanetz
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lexington, Texas, United States
 46 
Tamra Davis
(Film director)
Tamra Davis
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
 47 
Candace Nelson
(Indonesian Pastry Chef and Judge on the TV Series ‘Cupcake Wars’ and ‘Sugar Rush’)
Candace Nelson
3
Birthdate: May 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indonesia
Candace Nelson is a pastry chef and TV personality. She is credited with co-founding Sprinkles Cupcakes, one of the first cupcake bakeries in the world. Sprinkles currently has 24 locations across the USA and celebrities like Serena Williams, Tom Cruise, and Oprah Winfrey have publicly appreciated Sprinkles Cupcakes. Nelson also appears as a judge on TV shows like Cupcake Wars.
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Auntie Fee
(Former Chef Known For Her Comedic-cussing Style)
Auntie Fee
1
Birthdate: May 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 18, 2017
 49 
Nancy Silverton
(Chef as Winner of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award 2014)
Nancy Silverton
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 50 
Samin Nosrat
(Chef, Food Writer)
Samin Nosrat
1
Birthdate: November 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States