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Famous Male Chefs

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List of famous male chefs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male chefs list contains the most prominent and top males known for being chefs. There are thousand of males working as chefs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a chef then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Alain Sailhac, Rocco DiSpirito and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all male chefs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male chefs?" and "Who are the best male chefs?"

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    Gordon James Ramsay, Jr, OBE is a Scottish born British chef and restaurateur.His restaurants have been awarded 15 Michelin stars in total and currently hold 14. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001. Ramsay is known for presenting TV ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Johnstone, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Cook, Television director, Television producer, Restaurateur, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Hell's Kitchen, Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, + more
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    Anthony Bourdain
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    Anthony Michael Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of numerous professional kitchens, including a stint of many years as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. Though Bourdain is no longer formally ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television producer, TV chef, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Top Chef, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Far Cry, The Taste, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, + more
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    James Trevor "Jamie" Oliver, MBE is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more recently his global campaign for better food education.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Clavering, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Author, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals, Jamie's American Road Trip, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Jamie's Dream School, + more
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    Robert William "Bobby" Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and the Bahamas; Bar Americain in New York and Uncasville, CT; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City; Gato in New ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Restaurateur, Author, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Iron Chef, The Next Food Network Star, Worst Cooks in America, Falling for Grace, + more
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    Martin Yan is a Chinese-born Hong Kong-American chef and food writer. He has hosted his award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
    • Credits: Rice Rhapsody, Yan Can Cook, Martin Yan’s Chinatown Cooking, Yan Can Cook: The Best of China
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    Emeril Lagasse
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    Emeril John Lagasse is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author. A regional James Beard Award winner, he is perhaps most notable for his Food Network shows Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril, as well as catchphrases such as, "Kick it up a notch!" and "BAM!" ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, TV chef, Entrepreneur, Restaurateur, Author, + more
    • Credits: The Princess and the Frog, Last Holiday, Top Chef, Iron Chef America, Emeril, + more
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    Wolfgang Johannes Puck is an Austrian-born American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and occasional actor. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by Wolfgang Puck Companies, with three divisions.more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
    • Profession: Businessperson, Restaurateur, Actor, Voice acting, Chef
    • Credits: The Smurfs, Iron Chef America, The Weather Man, The Muse, Food Fight, + more
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    Peter Gordon ONZM is a New Zealand-born, London-based chef.more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Whanganui, New Zealand
    • Profession: Chef
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    Tom Colicchio
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    Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio is an American celebrity chef. He co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and formerly served as a co-owner and as the executive chef. He is also the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants. Colicchio is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: USA, Elizabeth, New Jersey
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, TV Personality, + more
    • Credits: The Smurfs, Top Chef, The Restaurateur, Hooked Up with Tom Colicchio
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    Ming Tsai is an American restaurateur, television personality, and celebrity chef of fusion cuisine. Tsai currently hosts Ming's Quest, a cooking show featured on the Fine Living Network, and Simply Ming on American Public Television. He was eliminated in week 7 of the third season of the Food Network's ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Restaurateur, Author, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Simply Ming, East Meets West, Sara’s Weeknight Meals
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    Mario Francesco Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality. In addition to his classical culinary training, he is an expert on the history and culture of Italian cuisine, including regional and local variations. Batali co-owns restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas, Los ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Author, Actor, Voice acting, Chef
    • Credits: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, The Chew, Spain... on the Road Again, + more
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    Guy Fieri
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    Guy Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, game host, and television personality currently working for Food Network. He co-owns five restaurants in California and is known for his television series on the Food Network. By mid-2010, the Food Network had made Fieri the "face of the network." In 2010, ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Restaurateur, Actor, TV Personality, Chef
    • Credits: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Minute to Win It, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Guy's Big Bite, + more
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    Christopher Lee
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    Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of popular Hammer Horror films. His other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man ...more

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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Military Officer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Alice in Wonderland, + more
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    Rocco DiSpirito is an American chef based in New York City.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Jamaica, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: TV chef, Author, Chef
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, The Restaurant, Rocco's Dinner Party, Eat This New York, Riviera Fantasy with Bon Appétit
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    Jacques Pépin is an internationally recognized French chef, television personality, and author working in the United States. Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on French and American television and written an array of cookbooks that have become best sellers.more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Bourg-en-Bresse, France
    • Profession: TV chef, Author, Chef
    • Credits: Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, Essential Pépin, Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine, Baking with Julia, Today's Gourmet, + more
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    Eric Ripert
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    Eric Ripert is a French chef, author and television personality specializing in modern French cuisine and renowned for his work with seafood. Ripert's flagship restaurant, Le Bernardin, located in New York City, has been ranked among the best restaurants in the world by culinary magazines and S.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Antibes, France
    • Profession: Television producer, Author, Chef
    • Credits: A Matter of Taste, Avec Eric
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    James Beard
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    James Andrew Beard was an American cookbook author, teacher, syndicated columnist and television personality. Beard was a champion of American cuisine who taught and mentored generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. His legacy lives on in twenty books, other writings and his foundation's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1903-1985)
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Chef
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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
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    Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and "real food" campaigner, known for his back-to-basics philosophy. Fearnley-Whittingstall is best known for hosting the River Cottage series on the UK television channel Channel ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Celebrity chef, Journalist, Food critic, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: Hugh's Chicken Run, Return to River Cottage, Beyond River Cottage, Escape to River Cottage, Hugh's Fish Fight, + more
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    Marcus Samuelsson
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    Marcus 'Joar' Samuelsson is an Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef and restaurateur.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    • Profession: Author, Chef
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Chopped, The Taste, Inner Chef with Marcus Samuelsson
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    Curtis Stone is an Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality, nicknamed "The Quiet Terminator" by fans following his performance on The Celebrity Apprentice 3.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Profession: Chef
    • Credits: The Apprentice, Top Chef Masters, America's Next Great Restaurant, My Restaurant Rules, Around the World in 80 Plates, + more
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