READ List of Famous Restaurateurs

Reference
18.3k views 100 items

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
Photo:  Jim Bennett/Getty Images

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 appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps. He starred in the television series Breaker High as Sean Hanlon and Young Hercules as the title role. His first starring role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer, and he then built a reputation for starring in independent films such as Murder by Numbers, The Slaughter Rule, and The United States of Leland. Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the romantic ...more

Also Ranked

#91 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#68 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#48 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#18 on Male Celebrities You'd Want to Be Your Bro

see more on Ryan Gosling
Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Photo: Freebase/GNU Free Documentation License

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, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001. Ramsay is known for presenting TV programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, along with the American versions of Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and Hotel Hell. ...more

Also Ranked

#4 on Celebrities Who Get A Way Worse Rep Than They Deserve

#1 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

#1 on The Best Professional Chefs with YouTube Channels

#1 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

see more on Gordon Ramsay
Moby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Photo:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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 animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. AllMusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America". Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his electronic dance music work, which experimented in the techno and breakbeat hardcore genres. With his fifth studio album, the electronica and house-influenced Play, he gained international success. Originally released in ...more

Also Ranked

#41 on The Best DJs in the World Right Now

#44 on Who's The Most Famous Musician From Every State?

#92 on The Most Influential DJs of All Time

#34 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

see more on Moby
Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Photo:  David Livingston/Getty Images

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, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fourteen cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Groover, she uses the surname Deen, from her first marriage. ...more

Also Ranked

#24 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepmom

#17 on Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You

#44 on People We Want to See on a Comedy Central Roast

#15 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

see more on Paula Deen