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List of famous chefs, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top chefs in the world? This includes the most prominent chefs, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable chefs is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic chefs were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chefs.

Everyone from Padma Lakshmi to Paul Oakenfold is included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known chefs to the lesser known chefs of today, these are some of the best professionals in the chef field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous chefs ever?" and "What are the names of famous chefs?" then you're in the right place. 
Padma Lakshmi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Chefs
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Padma Lakshmi is an American cookbook author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Profession: Model, Author, Actor

Credits: Top Chef, Girl Most Likely, The View, The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards

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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Chefs
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Bethenny Frankel is an American reality television personality, talk show host, author, and entrepreneur. She founded Skinnygirl Cocktails, authored four self-help books and hosted the talk show, Bethenny. Frankel has appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, The Real Housewives of New York City ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Actor, Presenter, Chef

Credits: Bethenny, Bethenny Ever After, The Real Housewives of New York City, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart

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Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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, USA

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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#5 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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

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

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