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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 43
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 55
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 65
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 75
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 57
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 46
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 87
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 46
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 58
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 76
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
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 50
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 63
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
Dec. 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 70
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
Dec. 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 49
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 57
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