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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Culinary Institute of America and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Culinary Institute of America, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Culinary Institute of America include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Culinary Institute of America alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Culinary Institute of America are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Culinary Institute of America.

This list below has a variety of graduates in it, from Anthony Bourdain to Cat Cora.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Culinary Institute of America?” and “Which celebrities are Culinary Institute of America alumni?”

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Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Television producer, TV chef, Screenwriter 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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Cat Cora is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
TV chef, Chef 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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Rocco DiSpirito is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
TV chef, Author, Chef Rocco DiSpirito is an American chef based in New York City.

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Richard Blais is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Richard Blais, perhaps most recognizable as winner of Top Chef All Stars, is known for his innovative take on classic American cuisine. He is an American chef, reality show contestant, ...more

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Grant Achatz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Grant Achatz is an American chef and restaurateur often identified as one of the leaders in molecular gastronomy or progressive cuisine. His Chicago restaurant Alinea has won numerous accolades, ...more

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Michael Symon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
TV chef, Chef Michael D. Symon is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author. He is seen regularly on Food Network on shows such as Iron Chef ...more

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Marcel Vigneron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Marcel Vigneron is an American chef best known as the runner-up of the second season of Top Chef, which aired 2006–2007, placing behind Ilan Hall. In 2011, he had his own television program on ...more

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Michael Chiarello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Screenwriter, Presenter, Chef Michael Chiarello is an American celebrity chef specializing in Italian-influenced California cuisine. He hosts the cooking show, Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, on the Food Network ...more

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Duff Goldman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Pastry chef, TV chef, Chef Jeffrey Adam "Duff" Goldman is a pastry chef and television personality. He is the executive chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes shop which was featured in the Food Network ...more

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Sara Moulton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
TV chef, Author, Writer Sara Moulton is an American chef, cookbook author and television personality. She was the on-air food editor for Good Morning America, a morning news-and-talk show broadcast on the ABC ...more

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Chef Anton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Magician, Chef 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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John Besh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
TV chef, Chef John Besh is an American chef, TV personality, philanthropist, restaurateur and author.

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Marcel Desaulniers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
TV chef, Chef Marcel Desaulniers is an American chef who was part-owner of the Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia, a cookbook author, director Emeritus of the Culinary Institute of America, and ...more

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Harold Dieterle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Harold Dieterle III is an American chef, best known as the winner of the first season of the Bravo television network's reality television series Top Chef. His signature dish is spicy duck ...more

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David Burke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef 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) 16 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef 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

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Michael Mina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Michael Mina is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author. He is the founder of the Mina Group, a restaurant management company operating 18 concept restaurants. He is the ...more

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Roy Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Roy Yamaguchi is a celebrity chef, restaurteur and founder of a collection of restaurants including 30 Roy’s Restaurants in the United States and Guam, the Tavern by Roy Yamaguchi and Eating ...more

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Todd English is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Entrepreneur, Restaurateur, Author William Todd English is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He is best known for his restaurant, Olives, ...more

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Alfred Portale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Alfred Portale is an American chef, author and restaurateur known as a pioneer in the New American cuisine movement.

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Nate Appleman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Nate Appleman is a 2008 nominee and 2009 JBF Awards winner for the Rising Star Chef.

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Jill Davie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
TV chef, Chef Jill Davie is the Chef de Cuisine at Josie, a Los Angeles restaurant owned by Josie Le Balch. Davie has worked at Josie Restaurant since its founding in 2001. She has appeared as a prominent ...more

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Michael Paré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Actor Michael Kevin Paré is an American actor.

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Michael Ruhlman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Author, Writer Michael Carl Ruhlman is an American author, home cook and entrepreneur. He has written 21 books of mostly nonfiction, the best known of which have been in collaboration with American chefs.

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Wilo Benet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Culinary Institute Of America Alumni
Chef Wilo Benet is a Puerto Rican celebrity chef. He is the chef owner of the Pikayo, Varita and Payá restaurants as well as the president and owner of Museum Restaurant Group.