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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
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Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Moby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Jamie Oliver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Gérard Depardieu ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Flavor Flav is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Emeril Lagasse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
Emeril Lagasse
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Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Ming Tsai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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April Ashley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Lidia Bastianich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Terence Conran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Patrick O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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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
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Scott D'Amore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Mike Colameco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Ann Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Scott Sartiano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Emily Saliers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Mary Gauthier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Harry Olivieri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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Lars Mullback is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Restaurateurs
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