Famous Chefs - List of Famous Chefs

Chefs are a part of one of the largest industries in the world, without whose presence the food industry would cease to exist. They are highly-skilled certified cooks, who are well-versed in all the facets of food planning and execution. Traditionally, chefs go through laborious training and have to be extremely passionate when it comes to their profession. Before ascending to the position of head chef, they originally start out as ‘sous-chefs’ or apprentices in the kitchen and slowly progress to executive chef and finally, head chef. One of the oldest documented professional chefs in the world was Guillaume Tirel, who was fondly known as ‘Taillevent’. From then on, there has been an explosion in the number of chefs around the world, all working towards making the food industry bigger, from their respective homelands and while specializing in diverse cuisines. From Adriano Zumbo to Nigella Lawson and Luke Thomas to Sanjeev Kapoor, there is no dearth of chefs around the world who are all working towards a common aim with their signature white jackets and white hats—to promote the joy of cooking and serving others while consistently working towards building a bigger and a more passionate world for food. Here is a compilation of biographies of some of the most famous chefs. To learn more fascinating facts and details about them, read their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Chefs

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Matilda RamsayNovember 15, 2001BritishCheck out all that you wanted to know about Matilda Ramsay, the youngest daughter of Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay; her birthday, her family and personal life, her cooking feats, fun trivia facts and more.
CoolioAugust 1, 1963AmericanCoolio is a well-known American rap artist, musician and record producer
Isaac CarewMarch 24, 1986BritishIsaac Carew is a famous British model who later turned into a professional chef
Wolfgang PuckJuly 8, 1949AustrianWolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies
Gordon RamsayNovember 8, 1966British, ScottishGordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef
Kimberly SchlapmanOctober 15, 1969AmericanKimberly Schlapman is an American country singer, associated with the music band, Little Big Town
Candace NelsonMay 8, 1974IndonesianCandace Nelson is a famous entrepreneur who started the successful line of cupcake stores ‘Sprinkles’ after losing her job in the dot-com bust
Buddy ValastroMarch 3, 1977AmericanBuddy Valastro is a well-known American celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and television personality
Jamie OliverMay 27, 1975BritishJamie Oliver is a famous chef, restaurateur, author of cookery books and media personality
Bobby FlayDecember 10, 1964AmericanBobby Flay is a celebrity chef who has hosted several shows on the Food Network television channel
Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef and the author of ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly’

AmericanJune 25, 1956115 views

Rachael Ray

Rachael Domenica Ray is an American celebrity cook, best selling cookbook author, a business women and a TV personality

AmericanAugust 25, 1968166 views

Marcus Samuelsson

This famous chef-restaurateur is known for carving a niche in the cooking world despite suffering racial discrimination

EthiopianJanuary 25, 1970103 views

Candace Nelson

Candace Nelson is a famous entrepreneur who started the successful line of cupcake stores ‘Sprinkles’ after losing her job in the dot-com bust

IndonesianMay 8, 1974253 views

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary was an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever; she was presumed to have infected 51 people

IrishSeptember 23, 1869163 views

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies

AustrianJuly 8, 1949332 views

Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur and a cook book author

AmericanOctober 14, 1955109 views

Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David was a British cookery writer who revolutionized the British cooking and changed the way British middle-class cooked

BritishDecember 26, 191386 views

Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay is a celebrity chef who has hosted several shows on the Food Network television channel

AmericanDecember 10, 1964227 views

Alton Brown

Alton Brown is a famous American TV personality, reality television star, celebrity chef, actor and author

AmericanJuly 30, 1962174 views