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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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    James Trevor Oliver (born 27 May 1975) is a British chef and restaurateur. He is known for his approachable cuisine, which has led him to front numerous television shows and open many restaurants. Born and raised in Clavering, Essex, he was educated in London before joining Antonio Carluccio's Neal Street restaurant as a pastry chef. While serving as a sous-chef at the River Café, he was noticed by Patricia Llewellyn of Optomen; and in 1999 the BBC aired his television show, The Naked Chef. This was followed by a first cook book, which became a No. 1 UK bestseller. His television work included a documentary, Jamie's Kitchen, which gained him an invitation from Prime Minister Tony Blair to...  more

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      Emeril Lagasse

      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

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      • Ming Tsai (Chinese: 蔡明昊; pinyin: Cài Mínghào; born March 29, 1964) is an American restaurateur, television personality, and celebrity chef. Tsai's restaurants have focused on East-West fusion cuisine, and have included major stakes in Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Massachusetts (a Zagat and James Beard-recognized establishment) from 1998 to 2017, and Blue Dragon in the Fort Point Channel area of Boston (a Zagat-recognized tapas-style gastropub named in Esquire Magazine "Best New Restaurants 2013"). Tsai hosts Simply Ming, a cooking show featured on American Public Television, in its fifteenth season. Past shows Tsai hosted include Ming's Quest, a cooking show featured on the Fine Living...  more
        • Mario Francesco Batali (born September 19, 1960) is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality. Batali formerly co-owned restaurants in New York City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California; Boston; Singapore; Westport, Connecticut; and New Haven, Connecticut. Batali was also known for his appearances on the Food Network, on shows such as Molto Mario and Iron Chef America, on which he was one of the featured "Iron Chefs". In 2017, the restaurant review site Eater revealed multiple accusations of sexual assault against Batali and, in March 2019, he sold all his restaurant holdings—attributed to the aforementioned allegations....  more

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