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List of famous cooks, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cooks in the world? This includes the most prominent cooks, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cooks is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cooks were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cooks.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Gordon Ramsay and Julia Child.

From reputable, prominent, and well known cooks to the lesser known cooks of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cook field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cooks ever?" and "What are the names of famous cooks?" then you're in the right place. (32 items)
Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cooks
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Julia Carolyn Child (née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963. ...more on Wikipedia

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Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cooks
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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 on Wikipedia

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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cooks
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Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968) is an American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity chef, and author. She hosts the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, and three Food Network series (30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels, and $40 a Day). Other programs to her credit include Rachael Ray's Week In A Day and the reality format shows Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, and Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off. Ray has written several cookbooks based on the 30 Minute Meals concept, and launched a magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray, in 2006. Ray's television shows have won three Daytime Emmy Awards. ...more on Wikipedia

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Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cooks
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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

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