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This list of famous female TV chefs is listed by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female TV chefs list contains the most prominent and top women known for being television chefs. These popular female TV chefs are also found on most entertaining celebrity chefs and the best cooking TV shows of all time. There are thousand of females working as chefs in the world, this list highlights only the most famous female female chefs on TV. Historic TV chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a woman or girl aspiring to be a TV chef, then the people below should give you inspiration.

When it comes to TV cooks female chefs are everywhere. Among the female TV chefs names below are Giada De Laurentiis, Cat Cora, Julia Child, Rachael Ray, and more. Featuring popular celebrity chefs, British female TV chefs, Italian female TV chefs, great TV chefs of history, and others, this list has many names you probably recognize from your favorite cooking shows.  

Who are the most famous female TV chefs? Who are the best female TV chefs? While this isn't a list of all female cooks on TV, it does include many female TV chefs names you know and some you're sure to love!

Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female TV Chefs
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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, ...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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#6 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female TV Chefs
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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. ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, United States of America

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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#10 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

#12 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

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Giada De Laurentiis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female TV Chefs
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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 ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Profession: Television producer, Author, Actor, Presenter Chef

Credits: Giada at Home, Everyday Italian, Food Network Star, Today

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#4 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

#4 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

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Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female TV Chefs
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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 ...more

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Age: 70

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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#15 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

#16 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

#37 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepmom

#44 on People We Want to See on a Comedy Central Roast

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Cat Cora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female TV 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: 47

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Profession: TV chef, Chef

Credits: Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, Kitchen Accomplished, Around the World in 80 Plates

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#17 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

#34 on The Best Cat Things

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Lidia Bastianich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female TV Chefs
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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, ...more

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Age: 70

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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#19 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

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Ina Garten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female TV Chefs
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Ina Rosenberg Garten is an American author, Emmy Award winning host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa, and former White House nuclear policy analyst. Known for designing recipes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-saving tips, she has been noted by Martha Stewart, Oprah ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Author, Actor, Presenter, Chef

Credits: Barefoot Contessa

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#29 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

#15 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

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Sara Moulton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female TV Chefs
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Sara Moulton is an American chef, cookbook author and television personality. She was the on-air food editor for Good Morning America, a morning news-and-talk show broadcast on the ABC television network, from 1997 through 2012. She was the chef of the executive dining room at Gourmet for 20 years, ...more

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Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: TV chef, Author, Writer, Presenter Chef

Credits: Sara’s Weeknight Meals, Cooking Live

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#15 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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