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Famous Chefs from United States

Updated June 14, 2019 91.3k views185 items

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 may refer to: Rachel Klein (chef), American chef Rachel Klein (novelist), American novelist, translator and essayist...  more
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    BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 chef and part-owner...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adrianne Calvo (born February 7, 1984) is an American chef and television personality. ...  more
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    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
  • 5
    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 form an...  more
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    BirthplaceMarquette, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 Chef...  more
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    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 Northeastern...  more
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    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    NationalityUnited 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....  more
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    BirthplaceChatham, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited 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, locally...  more
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    Alton Brown

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 Network...  more


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    Amy Finley

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 on the...  more
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    BirthplaceAlsace, France

    NationalityUnited States of America

    André Soltner is an internationally recognized French chef and author working in the United States....  more
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    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 and...  more
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    BirthplaceOslo, 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 and...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited 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

    Age: 77

    NationalityUnited 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....  more
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    Anna Pump

    Age: 86

    NationalityUnited 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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    BirthplaceCazenovia, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 Secrets...  more

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    #17 of 38 Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You#110 of 125 The Worst People in the History of Reality TV

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 (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 been in...  more
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    Austin Leslie

    Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited 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 having...  more
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    B. Smith

    Age: 71

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited 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....  more
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    Barbara Tropp

    Dec. at 53 (1948-2001)

    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    NationalityUnited 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....  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityUnited 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, in...  more

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    Bob Blumer

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada, 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 in...  more