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Famous Female Restaurateurs

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

A factual list, featuring people like Ashley Lauren Fisher and Helen Gallagher.

While this isn't a list of all female restaurateurs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female restaurateurs?" and "Who are the best female restaurateurs?"
Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Restaurateurs
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Paula Ann Hiers Deen (born January 19, 1947) is an American TV personality and cooking show host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant and Paula Deen's Creek House with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fifteen cookbooks. Though married since 2004 to Michael Groover, she uses the last name Deen, from her first marriage. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

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April Ashley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Restaurateurs
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April Ashley, MBE (born 29 April 1935) is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was outed as a transgender woman by the Sunday People newspaper in 1961 and is one of the earliest British people known to have had sex reassignment surgery. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 83

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Lidia Bastianich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Restaurateurs
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Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich (Italian: [ˈliːdja matˈtikkjo baˈstjaːnitʃ]; born in Pula, February 21, 1947) is an Italian-American celebrity chef, television host, author, and restaurateur. Specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine, Bastianich has been a regular contributor to public television cooking shows since 1998. In 2014, she launched her fifth television series, Lidia's Kitchen. She owns several Italian restaurants in the U.S. in partnership with her daughter Tanya Bastianich Manuali and her son, Joe Bastianich, including Felidia (founded with her ex-husband, Felice), Del Posto, and Becco in Manhattan; Lidia's Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh; and Lidia's Kansas City in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Pula, Kingdom of Italy

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Ann Price is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Restaurateurs
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 76

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