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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 Gosling 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 Ramsay 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
Moby 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 Deen 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
Jamie Oliver 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
Bobby Flay 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 Depardieu 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
Flavor Flav 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 Lagasse 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 Puck 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 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 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 Bastianich 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
Terence Conran 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 O'Neal 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
Todd English 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 D'Amore 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
Mike Colameco 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 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 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 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 Gauthier Mary Veronica Gauthier is an American folk singer-songwriter.

Harry Olivieri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Harry Olivieri 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 Lars Mullback is an award-winning Swedish entrepreneur, author, journalist, businessman, motivational speaker, film director, theatre director, radio producer, restaurateur and self-described ...more

Teddy Stauffer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Teddy Stauffer Ernst Heinrich "Teddy" Stauffer was a Swiss bandleader, musician, actor, nightclub owner, and restaurateur. He was dubbed Germany's "swing-king" of the 1930s.

Heston Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Heston Blumenthal Heston Marc Blumenthal, OBE is an English celebrity chef. He is proprietor of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, one of four restaurants in Great Britain to have three Michelin stars; it was voted ...more

Alice Marriott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Alice Marriott Alice Sheets Marriott was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. She was married to J. Willard Marriott, founder of the hospitality company Marriott Corp.

Thomas Keller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Thomas Keller Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, have won multiple awards from the ...more

Vaughan Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Vaughan Smith Henry Vaughan Lockhart Smith is an English restaurateur, sustainable farmer, news pioneer and independent video journalist. He ran the freelance agency Frontline News TV and founded the ...more

Ken Davitian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Ken Davitian Kenneth "Ken" Davitian is an American character actor, who is best known for his role as Borat's producer in the 2006 comedy film Borat.

Sung Kang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Sung Kang Sung Kang is an American actor, best known for his role Han in the film Better Luck Tomorrow and Han Seoul-Oh in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

Daniel Boulud is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Daniel Boulud Daniel Boulud born 25 March 1955 in Saint-Pierre de Chandieu in the Rhône, France is a French chef and restaurateur with restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas, Palm Beach, Miami, ...more

Bob Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Bob Evans Robert Lewis "Bob" Evans was an American restaurateur and marketer of pork sausage products. He is perhaps best known for the American restaurant chain bearing his name. The company ...more

Mike Jaros is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Mike Jaros Mike Jaros was a Democratic Farmer Labor Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 7B from 1984 to 2009. He had also previously served from 1972 to 1980. ...more

Zal Yanovsky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Zal Yanovsky Zalman "Zal" Yanovsky was a Canadian rock musician. Born in Toronto, he was the son of political cartoonist Avrom Yanovsky. He played lead guitar and sang for the Lovin' Spoonful, a ...more

Timothy Moxon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Timothy Moxon Timothy Napier Moxon was an English-born actor, pilot and restaurateur who is probably best known for playing John Strangways, the character who uttered the first dialogue in the first James ...more

Harvey Lowe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Harvey Lowe Harvey Lowe was a Canadian radio presenter and world yo-yo champion.

Joe Pytka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Joe Pytka Joe Pytka is a film director, cinematographer and restaurateur.

Drew Nieporent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Drew Nieporent Drew Nieporent is a New York City restaurateur. His company Myriad Restaurant Group owns and operates numerous restaurants, many of which are known for their celebrity clientele, and in some ...more

Magnolia Thunderpussy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Magnolia Thunderpussy Magnolia Thunderpussy, born Patricia Donna Mallon was a San Francisco burlesque performer, radio personality, filmmaker and restaurateur. Thunderpussy operated two San Francisco restaurants in ...more

Sally Greene is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Sally Greene Sally Greene is a theater owner, theatrical producer, film producer and restaurateur.

Ella Brennan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Ella Brennan Ella Brennan is a restaurateur and part of a family of restaurateur's specializing in haute Louisiana Creole cuisine in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2002 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award ...more

Arthur K. Snyder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Arthur K. Snyder Arthur Kress Snyder, also known as Art Snyder, was an American lawyer, politician, and restaurateur. He served on the Los Angeles, California, City Council between 1967 and 1985 and later ...more

Michael Chow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Michael Chow Michael Chow is an actor, interior designer, and restaurateur. He is the co-founder and owner of the Mr. Chow restaurant chain.

George Lang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
George Lang George Lang was a Hungarian born American restaurateur, food and travel writer, critic and journalist. Lang was the only child of Simon Deutsch, a tailor, and Ilona Lang. He grew up in this ...more

Ashley Lauren Fisher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Ashley Lauren Fisher Ashley Lauren Fisher is an American model, co-founder and chairwoman of Discovery Through Design, a non-profit organization that creates awareness and raises funds for disabled women's health ...more

Jack Krietzman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Jack Krietzman Jack Krietzman is the executive chef at Cucina Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Jiro Ono is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Jiro Ono Jiro Ono is a sushi chef and restaurateur.

Harry Edelstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Harry Edelstein Harry Edelstein is a restaurateur.