2 Rachael Ray(TV Personality, Celebrity Cook)
3 Paula Deen(TV personality)
4 Giada De Laurentiis(Chef and Host of 'Giada at Home')
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 Typhoid Mary(Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever, Cook)
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.
6 Katie Lee(Cook, Author, journalist)
7 Prue Leith(Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and Judge of the Baking Show 'The Great British Bake Off')
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.
8 Ina Garten(Author and Host of the Food Network Show ‘Barefoot Contessa’)
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.
9 Sandra Lee(Television chef, author known for her "Semi-Homemade" cooking concept)
10 Christina Tosi(Chef)
11 Lisa Faulkner(Actress, Presenter and Celebrity Chef)
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.
12 Rachel Khoo(Cook)
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.
13 Marcela Valladolid(Chef)
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.
14 Alex Guarnaschelli(Chef)
15 Lidia Bastianich(Chef)
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.
16 Alice Waters(Chef, Author)
17 Anne Burrell(Chef)
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.
18 Nadiya Hussain(Television personality)
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.
19 Ayesha Curry(Host of The 'Food Network' Show 'Ayesha's Home Kitchen')
20 Kelis(Singer-songwriter and chef who is known for her hit singles "Milkshake" and "Bossy.")
21 Molly Yeh(Host of the Food Network cooking show Girl Meets Farm)
22 Gesine Bullock-Prado(Pastry chef, TV personality, author)
23 Carla Hall(Chef who appeared in the fifth and eighth seasons of Top Chef, Bravo's cooking competition show)
24 Cat Cora(Chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on Iron Chef America)
25 Monica Galetti(Chef)
26 Christine Ha(First blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012)
27 Lorraine Pascale(Television cook)
28 Melissa Leong(Co-host and judge of MasterChef Australia and Junior MasterChef Australia)
29 Jo Anne Worley(Actress)
30 Delia Smith(Chef, Broadcaster, Cookery writer)
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.
31 Dominique Crenn(Chef)
32 Poh Ling Yeow(Chef & Actress Known for Hosting Her Own Cooking Series on ABC Entitled 'Poh’s Kitchen')
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.
33 Tracy Griffith(Actress)
34 Fanny Cradock(Novelist)
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.
35 Antonia Lofaso(Chef)
36 Fatima Ali(Chef, Restaurateur)
37 Amanda Freitag(Chef)
38 Clarissa Dickson Wright(Celebrity chef)
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 Damaris Phillips(Chef who won the ninth season of the Food Network television series Food Network Star)
40 Gail Simmons(Writer)
41 Candace Nelson(Pastry Chef)
42 Pati Jinich(Chef, TV Personality, Cookbook Author)
43 Christina Machamer(Chef, Sommelier)
44 Stephanie Izard(Chef)
45 Larissa Takchi(MasterChef Australia 2019)
46 Tamra Davis(Film director)
47 Adina Howard(Singer-songwriter)
48 Anna Olson(Television show host, cookbook author, and pastry chef)
49 Ruth Graves Wakefield(Chef, Patent inventor, Teacher, Businessperson, Food critic, Dietitian)
50 Jennifer Paterson(Celebrity Cook Known for Her Liberal Use of Butter and Cream & The Show 'Two Fat Ladies')
Jennifer Paterson was a British celebrity cook, television personality, actress, and author. She is best remembered for hosting the popular TV show Two Fat Ladies along with Clarissa Dickson Wright. She also contributed as a columnist for magazines like The Oldie and The Spectator.