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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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    Jane Asher is an English actress who achieved early fame as a child star, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career. She was a key figure of 1960s showbusiness society as the fiancée of Paul McCartney. Asher is also a business entrepreneur, supplying specialist cakes and ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Profession: Businessperson, Author, Actor, Chef
    • Credits: The Masque of the Red Death, Death at a Funeral, Alfie, Brideshead Revisited, I Give It a Year, + more
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    Jehane Benoît, OC was a Canadian culinary author, speaker, commentator, journalist, and broadcaster. After studying at the Sorbonne and the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, she started her own cooking school, Fumet de la Vieille France, in Montreal. She also opened one of Canada's first vegetarian ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1904-1987)
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Chef
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    Ruth Graves Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Female Chefs
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    Ruth Graves Wakefield was the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie, which she created circa 1938. more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1903-1977)
    • Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Chef
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    Zealand Katherine Rebekah "Katie" Lee is an American cookbook author, television food critic, cook, and novelist. more

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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Cook, Author, Food critic, Chef
    • Credits: Top Chef, Paula's Party, George Hirsch: Living It UP!, The Kitchen
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    Isabella Beeton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Female Chefs
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    Isabella Mary Beeton, universally known as Mrs Beeton, was the English author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, and is one of the best-known and posthumously best-selling cookery writers of the Victorian era, with her Book of Household Management first published in 1861. more

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    • Age: Died at 29 (1836-1865)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Chef
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    Marika Hanbury Tenison

    Marika Hanbury-Tenison was an English journalist, cookery writer, and explorer. more

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    • Age: Died at 44 (1938-1982)
    • Profession: Chef
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    Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is an American celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur. Specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine, Bastianich has been a regular contributor to public television cooking shows since 1998. In 2014, she launched her fifth television series, Lidia's ...more

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Pula, Croatia
    • Profession: Television producer, Restaurateur, Author, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: Lidia's Italy: Sweet Napoli, Lidia’s Family Table, Lidia Celebrates America, Heartland Table, Lidia's Kitchen, + more
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    Isa Chandra Moskowitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Female Chefs
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    Isa Chandra Moskowitz is an American author, magazine columnist, and former host of community access cooking show Post Punk Kitchen. She has authored several best-selling cookbooks, including Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Veganomicon, Vegan Brunch,Vegan Cookies Invade Your ...more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Chef
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