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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

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Aarón Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 42 Aarón Sánchez is a chef; he is the executive chef and part-owner of the restaurant Centrico, and former owner of the Mexican restaurant Mestizo in Kansas City. He has appeared on ...more

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Adrianne Calvo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 31 Adrianne Calvo is an American chef, author, television personality, and restaurateur. Calvo is the owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami, Florida.

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Alain Sailhac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
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
Alan Wong is a chef and restaurateur known as one of 12 co-founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. They came together to form an organization to create a new American regional cuisine, highlighting ...more

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Alessandro Stratta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 54 Alessandro Stratta 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 Chef USA. He was the ...more

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Alex García is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
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 64 Alfred Portale 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 74 Alice Louise Waters is an American chef, restaurateur, activist, and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, locally-grown ingredients ...more

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Alton Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 56 Alton Crawford Brown is an American television personality, celebrity chef, author, actor, and cinematographer. He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show Good Eats, host of ...more

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Amy Finley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 45 Amy Finley 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 on the Food Network. Her program The ...more

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Andre Soltner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 86 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
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 45 Andreas Viestad 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 and on BBC Food in over ...more

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Andrew Zimmern is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 57 Andrew Scott Zimmern is an American television personality, chef, food writer and teacher. He is the co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with ...more

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Ann Price is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 75 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 84 Anna Pump is a chef, cookbook author, baker, and innkeeper famous for her Hamptons bakery Loaves & Fishes. She is the author of four bestselling cookbooks and the owner of the Bridgehampton ...more

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Anne Burrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 49 Anne W. Burrell is an American chef, TV personality, and was an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City until 2007. She is the host of the Food Network show Secrets Of ...more

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Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 62 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, ...more

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Arlene Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Arlene Williams is 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 been in over 100 markets in America, and in ...more

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Austin Leslie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Died at 71 (1934-2005) Austin Leslie was an internationally famous New Orleans, Louisiana, chef whose work defined 'Creole Soul'. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 71 after having been evacuated from New ...more

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B. Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 69 Barbara Elaine Smith, known as B. Smith, is an American restaurateur, model, author, and television host.

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Barbara Tropp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Died at 53 (1948-2001) Barbara Tropp 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 48 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 ...more

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Bob Blumer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 56 Bob Blumer is 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

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Bobby Deen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 48 Robert Earl "Bobby" Deen is a television cook, TV personality, and restaurant manager. He is the second son of Paula Deen and with his brother, Jamie, operates her restaurant, The Lady ...more

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Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 54 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 ...more

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Bruce Paton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 63

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Carol Truax is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Died at 87 (1899-1986) Carol Truax was an American music administrator and an author of many cookbooks. She was noted both for her time as Executive Director of Fine Arts at Colorado College, and also as consultant in ...more

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Carolynne Tilga is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

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Carson Gulley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Died at 65 (1897-1962) Carson Gulley was head chef at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Van Hise refectory from about 1927 to 1954. He is credited with introducing the fudge-bottom pie to the University of ...more

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Cat Cora is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 50 Catherine Ann "Cat" Cora is an American professional chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as ...more

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Charles Ranhofer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Died at 63 (1836-1899) Charles Ranhofer was the chef at the famous Delmonico's Restaurant in New York from 1862 to 1876 and 1879 to 1896. Ranhofer was the author of The Epicurean, an encyclopedic cookbook of over ...more

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Charlie Ayers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Charlie Ayers is the former executive chef for Google. His work there was widely publicized in the media, and David Vise's corporate history The Google Story contains an entire chapter about him ...more

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Charlie Trotter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Died at 54 (1959-2013) Charles "Charlie" Trotter was an American chef and restaurateur.

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Chef Anton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 49 Chef Anton is the stage name of Anthony S. Riniti, a trained chef from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is an award-winning expert with the pool cue, and a noted ...more

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Chef Boyardee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Chef Boyardee, formerly Chef Boy-Ar-Dee, is a brand of canned pasta products sold internationally by ConAgra Foods. The company was founded by Italian immigrant Ettore "Hector" Boiardi ...more

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Chef David Harbour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Chefs from United States

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Chef Ra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Died at 56 (1950-2006) Chef Ra, born Jim Wilson, Jr., was a long-time cannabis advocate and cannabis foods writer in the United States. After gaining notoriety as a ganja gourmet and appearing on the November 1987 ...more

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Tim Love is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 47 Tim Love is a Texas chef best known for urban western cuisine. He is the owner and executive chef of several Fort Worth-area restaurants including the historic White Elephant Saloon, the Love ...more

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Chris Cosentino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Chris Cosentino is an American celebrity chef and reality television personality known as the winner of Top Chef Masters, a competitor on The Next Iron Chef and for his appearances on Iron Chef ...more

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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of ...more

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Clyde Serda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 63 Chef Clyde Serda is an American chef and writer. Well known in the industry as “Chef Clyde” he has been a writer for The Culinarian Magazine for over thirteen years. He has worked at notable ...more

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Cristeta Comerford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 56 Cristeta Pasia Comerford is a Filipino-American chef who has been the White House Executive Chef since 2005. She is the first woman to be selected for the post, and also the first of Asian

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American food is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
The cuisine of the United States reflects its history. The European colonization of the Americas yielded the introduction of a number of ingredients and cooking styles to the latter. The various ...more

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Daisy Martinez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Daisy Maria Martinez is an actress, model, chef, television personality and author, who hosts a PBS television series, Daisy Cooks!, which launched on April 15, 2005.

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Dan Barber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 49 Dan Barber is a chef and co-owner of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. He is a 1992 graduate of Tufts University, where he received a B. A. in ...more

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Dave Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
Dave Lieberman is the host of the Food Network series Good Deal with Dave Lieberman. Lieberman attended The Shipley School. Campus Cuisine, his first cooking show at Yale University, was a ...more

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David Burke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 56 David Burke is an American chef and restaurateur, known for his appearance on the reality TV program Iron Chef America.

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David Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Chefs from United States
age 48 David Carmichael is an American chef, specializing in pastry. Born and raised in New York, he has run several pastry kitchens in many of Manhattan's finest restaurants. He currently works at ...more