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Famous Male TV Chefs

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This list of famous male TV chefs is listed by their level of prominence, with photos and other information when available. The greatest male TV chefs list below contains the most prominent and top men known for being TV chefs and all around popular chefs viewers love. There are thousands of males working as cooks and chefs both on television and throughout the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic TV chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a chef or a TV personality on a food or cooking show, then the people below should give you inspiration.

Among the famous chefs below you'll find features more than one famous cook and all the famous television chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, and Mario Batali. These famous chef names are recognized by foodies and Food Network fans from all over the world. 

Who are the most famous male TV chefs? Who are the best male TV chefs? While this isn't a list of every single man who's known for being a TV chef, it does include TV cooks, gay celebrity chefs, Food Network male chefs, and 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, New York, United States of America
    • 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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    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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    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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    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, United States of America
    • 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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    John Shields is an American chef, food writer, and host of the PBS television show Coastal Cooking with John Shields. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. After time spent elsewhere, he returned to Baltimore, where he owns and operates Gertrude's Restaurant, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Shields is ...more

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    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
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    Alton Brown
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    Alton Crawford Brown is an American television personality, celebrity chef, author, actor, and cinematographer. He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show Good Eats, host of the mini-series Feasting on Asphalt and Feasting on Waves, and host and main commentator on Iron Chef America ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Television director, TV chef, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Good Eats, The Next Food Network Star, The Next Iron Chef, All Star Kitchen Makeover, + more
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    Rick Bayless is an American chef who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is perhaps best known for his PBS series Mexico: One Plate at a Time.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, TV chef, Screenwriter, Author, Chef
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Mexico: One Plate at a Time
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    Steven Raichlen
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    Steven Raichlen is an American culinary writer, TV host, and most recently novelist.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan
    • Profession: TV chef, Food writer, Author, Chef
    • Credits: Primal Grill with Steven Raichlen, Barbecue University
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    Michael Symon
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    Michael D. Symon is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author. He is seen regularly on Food Network on shows such as Iron Chef America, Food Feuds, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate, as well as Cook Like an Iron Chef on the Cooking Channel and The ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, The Chew, Dinner: Impossible, Food Feuds, + more
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    Mark Bittman is an American food journalist, author, and columnist for The New York Times.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, TV chef, Author, Writer, Chef
    • Credits: Spain... on the Road Again, How to Cook Everything
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    Andreas Viestad is a Norwegian food columnist and TV chef. He has hosted seven seasons of New Scandinavian Cooking broadcast in the U.S., China, Germany, Italy, Finland and on BBC Food in over fifty countries since 2003, and is a food writer for Dagbladet and Morgenbladet newspapers in Norway. He has ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Norway, Oslo
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
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    Tyler Florence
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    Tyler Florence is a chef and television host of several Food Network shows. He graduated from the College of Culinary Arts at the Charleston, South Carolina, campus of Johnson & Wales University in 1991. He was later given an honorary doctorate from the university for his culinary success.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, The Great Food Truck Race, Shaq's Big Challenge, How to Boil Water, Tyler's Ultimate, + more
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    Nick Stellino is an Italian-American television chef and author. He hosts the cooking programs Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen on public television station KCTS in Seattle, Washington.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
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    Jeffrey Adam "Duff" Goldman is a pastry chef and television personality. He is the executive chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes shop which was featured in the Food Network reality television show Ace of Cakes, and his second Los Angeles-based shop Charm City Cakes West, which is featured in ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Pastry chef, TV chef, Chef, Baker
    • Credits: Iron Chef America, Ace of Cakes, Sugar High
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    John Folse is a Louisiana chef and restaurant owner, and a leading authority on Cajun and Creole cuisine and culture. His philosophy of life is summed up in the quote, “Risk is the tariff paid to leave the shores of predictable misery. The best fruit is not on the trunk of a tree; it’s on the limb.”more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
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