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Famous Male TV Chefs

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This list of famous male TV chefs is listed by their level of prominence, with photos and other information when available. The greatest male TV chefs list below contains the most prominent and top men known for being TV chefs and all around popular chefs viewers love. These popular male TV chefs are also found on most entertaining celebrity chefs and the best cooking TV shows of all time. There are thousands of males working as cooks and chefs both on television and throughout the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic TV chefs have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a chef or a TV personality on a food or cooking show, then the people below should give you inspiration.

Among the famous chefs below you'll find features more than one famous cook and all the famous television chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, and Mario Batali. These famous chef names are recognized by foodies and Food Network fans from all over the world. 

Who are the most famous male TV chefs? Who are the best male TV chefs? While this isn't a list of every single man who's known for being a TV chef, it does include TV cooks, gay celebrity chefs, Food Network male chefs, and more!

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  • Gordon James Ramsay (born 8 November 1966) is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic. He was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently hold a total of seven. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held three Michelin stars since 2001. Appearing on the British television miniseries Boiling Point in 1998, by 2004 Ramsay had become one of the best-known and most influential chefs in the UK.As a reality television personality, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanour, and frequent use of expletives. He...  more
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Alternative Name: Gordon Ramsey, Gordon Ramsay
    • Profession: Cook, Television director, Television producer, Restaurateur, Actor
    • Credits: Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

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    Anthony Michael Bourdain (; June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens in his long career, which included many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). His first food and world-travel television show, A Cook's Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 2002 and 2003. In...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1956-2018)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Alternative Name: Tony Bourdain
    • Profession: Television producer, TV chef, Screenwriter, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, A Cook's Tour

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  • Robert William Flay (born December 10, 1964) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and Nassau; Bar Americain in New York and at Mohegan Sun; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City; Gato in New York, and Bobby's Burger Palace in 19 locations across 11 states.Flay has hosted several Food Network television programs, appeared as a guest and hosted a number of specials on the network. Flay is also featured on the Great Chefs television series....  more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Restaurateur, Author, Presenter, Chef
    • Credits: Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Beat Bobby Flay, Bruch @ Bobby's, Food Network Star

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  • 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
    • Age: 72
    • 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