Famous Restaurateurs - List of Famous Restaurateurs

Restaurateurs are the individuals who own and operate restaurants professionally. Restaurants are the business establishments where meals and refreshments are prepared and served to customers. The attractiveness of running a restaurant lies in the wide variety of opportunities it offers. There are many types of restaurants—they may specialize in a single offering or serve multi-cuisine, they may have seating arrangements for customers or strictly provide takeouts, they may be budget eateries or posh restaurants. Many enterprising individuals enter into this business as they can open a setup with features those are most suitable to them. Operating a successful restaurant is a challenging job. The restaurateur is responsible for the smooth functioning of the restaurant and has to ensure the satisfaction of customers. They have to appoint and train the chefs and waiters, hire interior designers to design the décor, manage the financial and accounting aspects, and ensure food quality and adherence to food storage standards. Since restaurants directly serve customers, it is vital to ensure that the waiting staff provides optimum customer service. Restaurateurs operating small restaurants also have to perform promotional and marketing duties. Read on to know about the life and works of various famous restaurateurs from all over the world through their biographies and timelines.

The Most Famous Restaurateurs

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Tilman FertittaJune 25, 1957AmericanTilman Fertitta is an American businessman
Anita RoddickOctober 23, 1942BritishAnita Roddick was the founder of ‘The Body Shop’, the popular cosmetic brand
David ChangMay 8, 1977AmericanDavid Chang is an American restaurateur, author, and TV personality
Wolfgang PuckJuly 8, 1949AustrianWolfgang Puck is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and the founder of Wolfgang Puck Companies
Colonel SandersSeptember 9, 1890AmericanColonel Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
Kimbal MuskSeptember 20, 1972South African, AmericanKimbal Musk is an American businessman, venture capitalist, and restaurateur
Bobby FlayDecember 10, 1964AmericanBobby Flay is a celebrity chef who has hosted several shows on the Food Network television channel
Ray KrocOctober 5, 1902AmericanRay Kroc was the mastermind behind one of the world’s largest fast food chains, McDonald's
Jamie OliverMay 27, 1975BritishJamie Oliver is a famous chef, restaurateur, author of cookery books and media personality
Howard SchultzJuly 19, 1953AmericanHoward Schultz is an American businessman and writer
Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck

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

AustrianJuly 8, 1949324 views

Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz is an American businessman and writer

AmericanJuly 19, 1953220 views

Bobby Flay

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

AmericanDecember 10, 1964225 views

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump is an English actress, author, and television personality

BritishSeptember 15, 1960109 views

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is a famous chef, restaurateur, author of cookery books and media personality

BritishMay 27, 1975221 views

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas was the founder of Wendy’s a fast food restaurant chain

AmericanJuly 2, 1932148 views

Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

Anita Roddick

Anita Roddick was the founder of ‘The Body Shop’, the popular cosmetic brand

BritishOctober 23, 1942552 views

Angelo Georgalli

Angelo Georgalli is a celebrity chef of the famous television show, ‘The Game Chef’

New Zealander127 views

Jimmy John Liautaud

Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder and chairman of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich chain

AmericanJanuary 12, 1964124 views