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Famous Female Chefs

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This list of famous female chefs is listed by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female chefs list contains the most prominent and top women chefs to ever step foot in the kitchen. There are thousands of females working as chefs throughout the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones - famous female cooks and female celebrity chefs that even your mom has heard of! Historic chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a chef then the women cooks below should give you inspiration.

Who is a woman chef you should knkow? From Food Network female chefs to other famous women cooks, this list includes the likes of Sophie Grigson to Jennifer Paterson and more.

Who are the most famous female chefs? Who are the best female chefs? While this isn't a list of all female chefs, it does include all the most famous women in the kitchen - from Italian female chefs to others with shows on a food channel, heads of notable restaurants, and any famous woman chef whipping up amazing food in kitchens all over the world.
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    Padma Lakshmi is an American cookbook author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India
    • Profession: Model, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Top Chef, Girl Most Likely, The View, The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards
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    Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Chefs
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    Bethenny Frankel is an American reality television personality, talk show host, author, and entrepreneur. She founded Skinnygirl Cocktails, authored four self-help books and hosted the talk show, Bethenny. Frankel has appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, The Real Housewives of New York City and ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Actor, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: Bethenny, Bethenny Ever After, The Real Housewives of New York City, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
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    Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1912-2004)
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Cook, Copywriter, TV chef, Author, Writer, + more
    • Credits: The French Chef, Julie & Julia, Good Morning America, In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs
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    Rachael Ray

    Rachael Ray is an American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity chef and author. She hosts the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, and three Food Network series. Other programs to her credit include Rachael Ray's Week In A Day and the reality format show Rachael vs. Guy: ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: USA, Glens Falls, New York
    • Profession: Celebrity chef, Businessperson, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Rachael Ray, 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Week in a Day, Lunch Hour
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    Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC's Today. De Laurentiis is the founder of the catering business GDL ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Television producer, Author, Actor, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: Giada at Home, Everyday Italian, Food Network Star, Today
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    Paula Deen

    Paula Ann Hiers Deen is an American celebrity chef and cooking show television host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fourteen cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Groover, she uses ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Cook, TV chef, Restaurateur, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Paula's Best Dishes, Paula's Home Cooking, Paula Goes to Hollywood, Paula's Party
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    Nigella Lawson

    Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, and food writer. She is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa Lawson, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co. food and catering business. After graduating from Lady ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Author, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: The Taste, Nigella Express, Nigella Feasts, Nigella Kitchen, Nigella's Christmas Kitchen, + more
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    Cat Cora is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Chefs
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    Catherine Ann "Cat" Cora is an American professional chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as co-host of Around the World in 80 Plates on Bravo. more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, Kitchen Accomplished, Around the World in 80 Plates
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