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List of the famous chefs from France. List includes some of the best chefs from France, along with photos when available. This list of renowned French chefs is ordered alphabetically, but if you're searching for a specific chef from France then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for. This list is made up of a variety of chefs, including Auguste Escoffier and Raymond Oliver.

This list answers the questions, "What famous chefs are from France?" and "Who are the greatest French chefs?"

You can click on the names of the famous chefs of France in order to get more information about each one. If you're a food lover then use this list of popular French chefs to discover some new cooks.
Alain Ducasse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chefs from France
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Alain Ducasse is a Monégasque chef. He formerly held French nationality. He operates a number of restaurants including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester which holds three stars in the Michelin Guide. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Orthez, France

Nationality: Monaco

Restaurant: Louis XV, Alain Ducasse, Jules Verne

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Alexis Soyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chefs from France
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Alexis Benoist Soyer was a French celebrity chef who became the most celebrated cook in Victorian England. He also tried to alleviate suffering of the Irish poor in the Great Irish Famine, and contributed a penny for the relief of the poor for every copy sold of his pamphlet The Poor Man's Regenerator. He worked to improve the food provided to British soldiers in the Crimean War. A variant of the field stove he invented at that time, still called the "Soyer stove", continues in use by British military. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Meaux, France

Nationality: France

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Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chefs from France
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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 employed as a chef, he maintains a relationship with Les Halles in New York. He is widely known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and in 2005 he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. In 2013, he joined CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. ...more on Wikipedia

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

Nationality: United States of America

Restaurant: Brasserie Les Halles

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Auguste Escoffier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chefs from France
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Georges Auguste Escoffier was a French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking methods. He is a legendary figure among chefs and gourmets, and was one of the most important leaders in the development of modern French cuisine. Much of Escoffier's technique was based on that of Marie-Antoine Carême, one of the codifiers of French haute cuisine, but Escoffier's achievement was to simplify and modernize Carême's elaborate and ornate style. In particular, he codified the recipes for the five mother sauces. Referred to by the French press as roi des cuisiniers et cuisinier des rois, Escoffier was France's preeminent chef in the early part of ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Villeneuve-Loubet, France

Nationality: France

Restaurant: Le Faisan d'Or, Le Restaurant Français, Le Petit Moulin Rouge

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