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List of the famous chefs from United States. List includes some of the best chefs from United States, along with photos when available. This list of renowned American chefs is ordered alphabetically, but if you're searching for a specific chef from United States then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for. Examples include Rocco DiSpirito and James Koskiniemi.

This list answers the questions, "What famous chefs are from United States?" and "Who are the greatest American chefs?"

You can click on the names of the famous chefs of United States in order to get more information about each one. If you're a food lover then use this list of popular American chefs to discover some new cooks.
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Rachel Klein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

Nationality: United States

Rachel Klein may refer to: Rachel Klein (chef), American chef Rachel Klein (novelist), American novelist, translator and essayist
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Aarón Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 43

Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Aarón Sánchez (born February 12, 1976) is an American award-winning celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the executive ...more

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Adrianne Calvo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 31

Nationality: United States of America

Adrianne Calvo (born February 7, 1984) is an American chef and television personality.
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Alain Sailhac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

Birthplace: Millau, France

Nationality: United States of America

Alain Sailhac, born in Millau, France is an internationally recognized French chef working in New York City, where he holds the position of Executive Vice President and Dean Emeritus at The ...more
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Alan Wong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Nationality: United States of America

Alan Wong is a chef and restaurateur known as one of 12 co-founders (along with Sam Choy, Roy Yamaguchi, Peter Merriman, Bev Gannon and more) of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. They came together to ...more
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Alessandro Stratta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 55

Birthplace: Marquette, Wisconsin, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Alessandro Stratta (born October 29, 1964) is a celebrity chef and restaurateur of mixed Italian and French heritage. Stratta played the role of Iron Chef Italian on the television show Iron ...more
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Alex García is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

Birthplace: Cuba

Nationality: United States of America

Alex García is a Cuban American chef who helped popularize a version of Cuban food at several New York City restaurants and on the Food Network. Born in Havana, García attended ...more
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Alfred Portale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 65

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Alfred Portale (born July 5, 1954) is an American chef, author and restaurateur known as a pioneer in the New American cuisine movement.
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Alice Waters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 75

Birthplace: Chatham, New Jersey, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Alice Louise Waters (born April 28, 1944) is an American chef, restaurateur, activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, ...more
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Alton Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Alton Brown Age: 57

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Alton Crawford Brown Jr. (born July 30, 1962) is an American television personality, food show presenter, author, actor, cinematographer, and musician. He is the creator and host of the Food ...more

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Amy Finley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 46

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Amy Finley (born 1973 in San Diego, California) is an American cook and writer, who was the winner of the third season of The Next Food Network Star awarded a commitment to host a cooking show ...more
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Andre Soltner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 87

Birthplace: Alsace, France

Nationality: United States of America

André Soltner is an internationally recognized French chef and author working in the United States.
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Andrea Apuzzo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

Birthplace: Capri, Napoli, New York, Italy

Nationality: United States of America

Andrea Apuzzo is a James Beard Foundation-member chef. His restaurant, Andrea's, in Metairie, Louisiana, United States, is one of the New Orleans area's five-star restaurants. Apuzzo was born ...more
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Andreas Viestad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 46

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Andreas Viestad (born 5 April 1973, Oslo) is a Norwegian food columnist and TV chef. He has hosted seven seasons of New Scandinavian Cooking broadcast in the U.S., China, Germany, Italy, Finland ...more
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Andrew Zimmern is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 58

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

Nationality: United States of America

Andrew Scott Zimmern (born July 4, 1961) is an American culinary expert, chef, restaurateur, television personality, radio personality, director, producer, entrepreneur, food critic, journalist, ...more

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Ann Price is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 76

Nationality: United States of America

Ann Price is the owner and chef of Ann's Snack Bar, Home of the Ghetto Burger.The Ghetto Burger was named by Wall Street Journal as the best burger in America.
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Anna Pump is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 85

Nationality: United States of America

Anna Pump (April 11, 1934 – October 5, 2015) was a German-born American chef, cookbook author, baker, and innkeeper best known for her bakery and gourmet takeout shop in The Hamptons, Loaves ...more
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Anne Burrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 50

Birthplace: Cazenovia, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Anne W. Burrell (born September 21, 1969) is an American chef, television personality, and former instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. She is the host of the Food Network show ...more

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Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 63

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

Nationality: United States of America

Anthony Michael Bourdain (; June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international ...more

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Arlene Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

Nationality: United States of America

Arlene Williams (January 9, 1946 - September 20, 2017) was the host of Cornerstone Television's show At Home With Arlene Williams. The show has been on the air weekly since July 1991. It has ...more
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Austin Leslie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Nationality: United States of America

Austin Leslie (2 July 1934 – 29 September 2005) was an internationally famous New Orleans, Louisiana, chef whose work defined 'Creole Soul'. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 71 after ...more
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B. Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 70

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Barbara Elaine Smith (born August 24, 1949), professionally known as B. Smith, is an American restaurateur, model, author, businesswoman and television host.
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Barbara Tropp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Dec. at 53 (1948-2001)

Birthplace: New Jersey

Nationality: United States of America

Barbara Tropp (September 5, 1948 – October 26, 2001) was an American chef and cookery writer, who helped introduce Americans to Chinese cuisine.
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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 49

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

Nationality: United States of America

Bethenny Frankel (born November 4, 1970) is an American reality television personality, entrepreneur, and author. She was a contestant on the reality TV game show The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, ...more

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Bob Blumer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Age: 57

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Bob Blumer was the host of Food Network's The Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and World's Weirdest Restaurants. He is also a cook book author and illustrator. Blumer was born and raised ...more