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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 is an American celebrity chef and cooking show television host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fourteen cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Groover, she ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Cook, TV chef, Restaurateur, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Paula's Best Dishes, Paula's Home Cooking, Paula Goes to Hollywood, Paula's Party

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

Age: 80

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Model, Restaurateur, Author

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Lidia Bastianich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Restaurateurs
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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is an 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, ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Eurasia, Pula, Istria County, Croatia

Profession: Television producer, Restaurateur, Author, Presenter, Chef

Credits: Lidia's Italy: Sweet Napoli, Lidia’s Family Table, Lidia Celebrates America, Heartland Table, Lidia's Kitchen, + more

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#21 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

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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

Age: 72

Profession: Restaurateur, Chef

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