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Famous Female Celebrity Chefs

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List of famous female celebrity chefs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female celebrity chefs list contains the most prominent and top females known for being celebrity chefs. There are thousand of females working as celebrity chefs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic celebrity chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a celebrity chef then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Rustie Lee to Clarissa Dickson Wright.

While this isn't a list of all female celebrity chefs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female celebrity chefs?" and "Who are the best female celebrity chefs?"
Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Celebrity Chefs
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Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968) is an American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity chef, and author. She hosts the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, and three Food Network series (30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels, and $40 a Day). Other programs to her credit include Rachael Ray's Week In A Day and the reality format shows Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, and Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off. Ray has written several cookbooks based on the 30 Minute Meals concept, and launched a magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray, in 2006. Ray's television shows have won three Daytime Emmy Awards. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, United States of America

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Clarissa Dickson Wright ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Celebrity Chefs
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Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright (24 June 1947 – 15 March 2014) was an English celebrity chef, television personality, writer, businesswoman, and former barrister. She was best known as one of the Two Fat Ladies, with Jennifer Paterson, in the television cooking programme. She was an accredited cricket umpire and one of only two women to become a Guild Butcher. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1947-2014)

Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom

Jennifer Paterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Celebrity Chefs
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Jennifer Mary Paterson (3 April 1928 – 10 August 1999) was a British celebrity chef, actress and television personality who appeared on the television programme Two Fat Ladies (1996-1999) with Clarissa Dickson Wright. Prior to this, she wrote a cookery column both for The Spectator and for the Oldie.The pair were famous for their rich traditional meals made from scratch. Paterson was known for her liberal use of butter and cream, remarking on her television show in her usual manner with a shake of the hand, that yoghurt was only fit for vegetarians and those with "a poor tummy". They travelled to filming locations throughout the UK on Paterson's Triumph Thunderbird motorbike with Dickson ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1928-1999)

Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Jenny Bristow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Celebrity Chefs
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Jennifer Ann Bristow BEM is a Northern Irish cook and cookery writer. She is best known for her cookery television series produced by UTV. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland