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Famous Male Chefs

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List of famous male chefs, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male chefs list contains the most prominent and top males known for being chefs. These popular male chefs are also seen hosting the best cooking TV shows of all time and the best Food Network shows. There are thousand of males working as chefs in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a chef then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list of famous male chefs include names like, Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Rocco DiSpirito and many additional people as well. 

While this isn't a list of all male chefs, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male chefs?" and "Who are the best male chefs?"

  • Martin Yan (Chinese: 甄文達, Zhen Wenda; born 22 December 1948) is a Chinese-American chef and food writer. He has hosted his award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
    • Nationality: Hong Kong, United States of America
    • Profession: TV chef, Chef
    • Credits: Rice Rhapsody, Yan Can Cook, Martin Yan’s Chinatown Cooking, Yan Can Cook: The Best of China
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    Emeril Lagasse

    Emeril Lagasse
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    Emeril John Lagassé III ( EM-ə-rəl lə-GAH-see; born October 15, 1959) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author, and National Best Recipe award winner for his ‘Turkey and Hot Sausage Chili’ recipe in 2003. He is a regional James Beard Award winner, known for his mastery of Creole and Cajun cuisine and his self-developed "New New Orleans" style. He has appeared on a wide variety of cooking TV shows, including the long-running Food Network shows Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril. On those shows he pioneered several catchphrases he is associated with, including "Kick it up a notch!" and "Bam!" Lagasse's portfolio of media, products, and restaurants... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Fall River
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, TV chef, Entrepreneur, Restaurateur, Author
    • Credits: The Princess and the Frog, Last Holiday, Top Chef, Iron Chef America, Emeril
  • Wolfgang Johannes Puck (né Topfschnig; born July 8, 1949) is an Austrian-American chef, restaurateur, and actor. Born in Austria, Puck moved to the United States at the age of 24. In 1973, Puck moved to Los Angeles, opening his first restaurant, Spago, in 1982.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
    • Nationality: Austria, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Restaurateur, Actor, Voice acting, Chef
    • Credits: The Smurfs, Iron Chef America, The Weather Man, The Muse, Food Fight

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  • Tom Colicchio
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    Thomas Patrick Colicchio (; born August 15, 1962) is an American celebrity chef. He co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and formerly served as a co-owner and as the executive chef. He is also the founder of Crafted Hospitality, which includes Craft (NYC and Los Angeles), Riverpark (NYC) Temple Court (NYC), Craftsteak (MGM Grand Las Vegas), Heritage Steak (Mirage Las Vegas) and Small Batch (Long Island) restaurants. Colicchio is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation Awards for cooking accomplishments. He has been the head judge on every season of Bravo reality TV show Top Chef as well as Best New Restaurant which he also executive produces. Colicchio has also been a... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, TV Personality
    • Credits: The Smurfs, Top Chef, The Restaurateur, Hooked Up with Tom Colicchio