Women Food Experts

Throughout history, there have been many women food experts who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female food experts such as Ayesha Curry, Giada De Laurentiis, Julia Child, Matilda Ramsay, Rachael Ray.The women food experts featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

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

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 1 Julia Child

Julia Child
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: August 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California
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.

 2 Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray
Famous As: TV Personality, Celebrity Cook
Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glens Falls, 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

Paula Deen
Famous As: TV personality
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 Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis
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.

 5 Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry
Famous As: Actress, Cookbook Author
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. 

 6 Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monticello, Georgia, United States

Trisha Yearwood is an American recording artist, television personality, actress, author, and celebrity chef. She is credited with releasing several chart-busting albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. Also known for her philanthropic activities Trisha Yearwood has been supporting Habitat for Humanity, a charity home building group, for many years now.

 7 Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary
Famous As: Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever, Cook
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.

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 8 Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
Debi Mazar is known for films such as Goodfellas and Little Man Tate and series such as L.A. Law and Civil Wars. She has also appeared in several videos by Madonna. She is married to Italian celebrity chef Gabriele Corcos and co-hosts the show Extra Virgin with him.

 9 Katie Lee

Katie Lee
Famous As: Cook, Author, journalist
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huntington

 10 Prue Leith

Prue Leith
Famous As: Restaurateur
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.

 11 Christina Tosi

Christina Tosi
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ohio, United States

 12 Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee
Famous As: chef
Birthdate: July 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 13 Lisa Faulkner

Lisa Faulkner
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Merton, London, England, UK

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.

 14 Rachel Khoo

Rachel Khoo
Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom

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.

 15 Marcela Valladolid

Marcela Valladolid
Famous As: Chef
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.

 16 Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: September 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cazenovia

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.

 17 Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: June 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 18 Alice Waters

Alice Waters
Famous As: Chef, Author
Birthdate: April 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chatham Borough

 19 Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain
Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Nadiya Hussain is a British TV chef, television presenter, and author. She is best known for winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. Over the years Nadiya Hussain has become a household name in the UK by hosting shows like Nadiya's Family Favourites. In 2017, she was mentioned in Debrett's' 500 most influential people in the UK list.

 20 Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich
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.

 21 Kelis

Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Chef
Birthdate: August 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City

 22 Gesine Bullock-Prado

Gesine Bullock-Prado
Famous As: Chef, Lawyer
Birthdate: March 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 23 Melissa Leong

Melissa Leong
Famous As: Co-host and judge of MasterChef Australia and Junior MasterChef Australia
Birthdate: March 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 24 Cat Cora

Cat Cora
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: April 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jackson

 25 Carla Hall

Carla Hall
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville

 26 Monica Galetti

Monica Galetti
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: August 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Samoa

 27 Molly Yeh

Molly Yeh
Famous As: Host of the Food Network cooking show Girl Meets Farm
Birthdate: May 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glenview, Illinois, United States

 28 Lorraine Pascale

Lorraine Pascale
Famous As: Television cook
Birthdate: November 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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.

 29 Christine Ha

Christine Ha
Famous As: First blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

 30 Jo Anne Worley

Jo Anne Worley
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lowell, Indiana, United States

 31 Delia Smith

Delia Smith
Famous As: Chef, Broadcaster, Cookery writer
Birthdate: June 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woking

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.

 32 Dominique Crenn

Dominique Crenn
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: August 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Versailles, France

 33 Amanda Freitag

Amanda Freitag
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: May 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

 34 Tracy Griffith

Tracy Griffith
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 35 Antonia Lofaso

Antonia Lofaso
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: November 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 36 Fatima Ali

Fatima Ali
Famous As: Chef, Restaurateur
Birthdate: August 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Died: January 25, 2019

 37 Fanny Cradock

Fanny Cradock
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leytonstone
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.

 38 Silvia Colloca

Silvia Colloca
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.  

 39 Poh Ling Yeow

Poh Ling Yeow
Famous As: Chef and Artist
Birthdate: August 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
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.

 40 Larissa Takchi

Larissa Takchi
Famous As: MasterChef Australia 2019
Birthdate: 1997 AD
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 41 Damaris Phillips

Damaris Phillips
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: December 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fayette County

 42 Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright
Famous As: Celebrity chef
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.

 43 Diana Chan

Diana Chan
Famous As: Winner of MasterChef Australia for 2017
Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia

 44 Candace Nelson

Candace Nelson
Famous As: Pastry Chef
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.

 45 Stephanie Izard

Stephanie Izard
Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: October 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Evanston

 46 Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 47 Christina Machamer

Christina Machamer
Famous As: Chef, Sommelier
Birthdate: March 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis

 48 Tamra Davis

Tamra Davis
Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: January 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 49 Adina Howard

Adina Howard
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

 50 Ruth Graves Wakefield

Ruth Graves Wakefield
Famous As: Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson, Food critic, Dietitian
Birthdate: June 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Walpole
Died: January 10, 1977