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This list of famous TV chefs includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top TV chefs in the world? This includes the most prominent TV chefs, both living and dead, from America and abroad. The notable TV chefs below are ordered by their level of prominence, and the list can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these famous chefs on TV were born and what their nationality is. These popular chefs are also found on most entertaining celebrity chefs, famous pastry chefs, and the best cooking TV shows of all time. The top celebrity chefs on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all well known chefs, famous for their television cooking shows and appearances.

This list is made up of a variety of famous cooks on TV, including Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, and Julia Child. When perusing a list of famous chefs, you're sure to find many names of chefs you're already a fan of, but you'll also discover some famous Asian chefs, and other famous TV cooks you are soon to be a fan of.

From reputable, prominent, and celebrity TV chefs to the lesser known TV chefs of today, these are some of the best professionals in the TV cooking show world. Who are the most famous TV chefs ever? What are the names of the best TV chefs? Just take a look below!

Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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: 49

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

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

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Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous TV 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, United States of America

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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#6 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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: 59

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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

#38 on The Hottest Silver Foxes

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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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Rachael Ray is an American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity chef and author. She hosts the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, and three Food Network series. Other programs to her credit include Rachael Ray's Week In A Day and the reality format show Rachael vs. ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, Glens Falls, New York

Profession: Celebrity chef, Businessperson, Television producer, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Rachael Ray, 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Week in a Day, Lunch Hour

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#10 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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Jamie Oliver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous 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: 40

Birthplace: Clavering, United Kingdom

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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Giada De Laurentiis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC's Today. De Laurentiis is the founder of the catering business ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Profession: Television producer, Author, Actor, Presenter Chef

Credits: Giada at Home, Everyday Italian, Food Network Star, Today

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#4 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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Paula Ann Hiers Deen is an American celebrity chef and cooking show television host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fourteen cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Groover, she ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Cook, TV chef, Restaurateur, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Paula's Best Dishes, Paula's Home Cooking, Paula Goes to Hollywood, Paula's Party

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#15 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

#43 on People We Want to See on a Comedy Central Roast

#40 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepmom

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Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous 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: 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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#7 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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

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