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List of famous restaurateurs, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top restaurateurs in the world? This includes the most prominent restaurateurs, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable restaurateurs is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic restaurateurs 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 restaurateurs.

Examples include Ryan Gosling and Emeril Lagasse.

From reputable, prominent, and well known restaurateurs to the lesser known restaurateurs of today, these are some of the best professionals in the restaurateur field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous restaurateurs ever?" and "What are the names of famous restaurateurs?" then you're in the right place. (100 items)

Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more

Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Gordon James Ramsay, Jr, OBE is a Scottish born British chef and restaurateur.His restaurants have been awarded 15 Michelin stars in total and currently hold 14. His signature restaurant, ...more

Moby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of ...more

Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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, ...more

Jamie Oliver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
James Trevor "Jamie" Oliver, MBE is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more recently his global ...more

Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Robert William "Bobby" Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants: Mesa Grill in ...more

Gérard Depardieu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed ...more

Flavor Flav is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
William Jonathan Drayton Jr., better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the ...more

Emeril Lagasse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Emeril John Lagasse is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author. A regional James Beard Award winner, he is perhaps most notable for his Food Network ...more

Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Wolfgang Johannes Puck is an Austrian-born American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and occasional actor. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by ...more

Ming Tsai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Ming Tsai is an American restaurateur, television personality, and celebrity chef of fusion cuisine. Tsai currently hosts Ming's Quest, a cooking show featured on the Fine Living Network, and ...more

April Ashley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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 ...more

Lidia Bastianich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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 ...more

Terence Conran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Sir Terence Orby Conran, FCSD is an English designer, restaurateur, retailer and writer.

Patrick O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Patrick Wisdom O'Neal was an American television, stage and film actor and New York restaurateur.

Clay Jordan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs

Todd English is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
William Todd English is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He is best known for his restaurant, Olives, ...more

Scott D'Amore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Scott Francis D'Amore is a Canadian professional wrestler, manager, promoter, booker and entrepreneur. He formerly managed Team Canada in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He was also the former ...more

Mike Colameco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Michael "Mike" Colameco is the host of "Mike Colameco's Real Food" which airs Saturdays at 6pm on PBS WNET Channel 13 in the NY area and the syndicated "Food Talk" ...more

Ann Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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.

Scott Sartiano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Scott Sartiano is an American restaurateur to Italian-American and Irish/Polish-American parents. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, later moving to ...more

Emily Saliers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Emily Saliers is an American singer-songwriter and member of the Indigo Girls. Saliers plays lead guitar as well as banjo, piano, mandolin, ukulele, bouzouki and many other instruments.

Mary Gauthier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Mary Veronica Gauthier is an American folk singer-songwriter.

Harry Olivieri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Harry M. Olivieri was an Italian-American restaurateur. He is credited, along with his brother, Pat Olivieri, as the co-creator of the Philly Cheesesteak in 1933. The brothers opened Pat's King ...more

Lars Mullback is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Lars Mullback is an award-winning Swedish entrepreneur, author, journalist, businessman, motivational speaker, film director, theatre director, radio producer, restaurateur and self-described ...more