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.
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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.
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Famous As: TV Personality, Celebrity Cook, Author
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 Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry.
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Famous As: Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, 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. 

 4 Typhoid Mary

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

 5 Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood.
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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.

 6 Paula Deen

Paula Deen.
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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.

 7 Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis.
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Famous As: Chef, TV personality, Writer
Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome

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.

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 8 Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar.
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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
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Famous As: Cook, Author, journalist
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huntington

 10 Jill St. John

Jill St. John.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Jill St. John is an American actress best known for portraying the first American Bond girl Tiffany Case in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever. Jill St. John is also credited with founding the Aunts Club, a group of women who provide financial support for children.

 11 Christina Tosi

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

 12 Sandra Lee

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

 13 Rachel Khoo

Rachel Khoo.
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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.

 14 Marcela Valladolid

Marcela Valladolid.
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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.

 15 Alice Waters

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

 16 Lisa Faulkner

Lisa Faulkner
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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.

 17 Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain
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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.

 18 Anne Burrell

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

 19 Alex Guarnaschelli

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

 20 Kelis

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

 21 Gesine Bullock-Prado

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

 22 Prue Leith

Prue Leith
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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.

 23 Cat Cora

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

 24 Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich.
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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.

 25 Carla Hall

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

 26 Lorraine Pascale

Lorraine Pascale
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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.

 27 Christine Ha

Christine Ha
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Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County

 28 Lauren Tewes

Lauren Tewes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Braddock, Pennsylvania, United States

 29 Jo Anne Worley

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

 30 Amanda Freitag

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

 31 Delia Smith

Delia Smith
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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 Linda Park

Linda Park.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean-born Linda Park had to go through multiple auditions before grabbing her first lead role, Hoshi Sato in Star Trek: Enterprise. The actor who has also played the iconic Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, has always been open about her struggle with lupus.

 33 Damaris Phillips

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

 34 Tracy Griffith

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

 35 Fanny Cradock

Fanny Cradock
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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.

 36 Silvia Colloca

Silvia Colloca
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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.  

 37 Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright
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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.

 38 Candace Nelson

Candace Nelson.
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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.

 39 Stephanie Izard

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

 40 Gail Simmons

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

 41 Christina Machamer

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

 42 Tamra Davis

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

 43 Adina Howard

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

 44 Anna Olson

Anna Olson
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Famous As: chef
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Atlanta

 45 Jennifer Paterson

Jennifer Paterson
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Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: April 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: August 10, 1999

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.

 46 Ruth Graves Wakefield

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

 47 Thomasina Miers

Thomasina Miers
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Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
English cook, Thomasina Miers, is the co-founder of Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants. Also a writer and presenter, Miers has written books including Cook: Smart Seasonal Recipes for Hungry People, The Wild Gourmets: Adventures in Food and Freedom, with Guy Grieve, and Mexican Food Made Simple. In 2019, she became Officer of the Order of the British Empire. 

 48 Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: February 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City

 49 Ching He Huang

Ching He Huang
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Famous As: Chef, Writer
Birthdate: April 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tainan City, Taiwan
Taiwanese-born food writer and TV chef, Ching-He Huang, is recognized as a foodie entrepreneur across the world. Author of nine best-selling cookbooks, Ching has also appeared in a variety of television cooking programs. Ching has been at the cutting edge of Chinese food for over a decade and is known for promoting simple Chinese cookery through her shows.

 50 Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh McKenna
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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackrock, Ireland