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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. These popular male TV chefs are also found on most entertaining celebrity chefs and the best cooking TV shows of all time. 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!

Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male TV 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 ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Johnstone, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Cook, Television director, Television producer, Restaurateur Actor, + more

Credits: Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

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#1 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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 ...more

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Age: 60

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

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Television producer, TV chef, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, A Cook's Tour

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#2 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

#39 on The Hottest Silver Foxes

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Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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 ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Restaurateur, Author, Presenter Chef

Credits: Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Beat Bobby Flay, Bruch @ Bobby's, Food Network Star

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#7 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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Martin Yan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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: 68

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Nationality: Hong Kong, United States of America

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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#23 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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Jamie Oliver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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: 41

Birthplace: Clavering, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Author Presenter, + more

Credits: Jamie at Home, The Naked Chef, Oliver's Twist, Jamie at Home Christmas Special

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#14 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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Emeril Lagasse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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 ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#5 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

#7 on Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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Ming Tsai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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 ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#19 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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: 56

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#9 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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