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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 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 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: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, A Cook's Tour
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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: 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • 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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    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 is listed (or ranked) 4 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 "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 listed (or ranked) 5 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 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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male TV Chefs
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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, USA
    • 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: New York City, USA, Jamaica, New York
    • 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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