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This list of famous TV chefs includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top TV chefs in the world? This includes the most prominent TV chefs, both living and dead, from America and abroad. The notable TV chefs below are ordered by their level of prominence, and the list can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these famous chefs on TV were born and what their nationality is. These popular chefs are also found on most entertaining celebrity chefs, famous pastry chefs, and the best cooking TV shows of all time. The top celebrity chefs on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all well known chefs, famous for their television cooking shows and appearances.

This list is made up of a variety of famous cooks on TV, including Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, and Julia Child. When perusing a list of famous chefs, you're sure to find many names of chefs you're already a fan of, but you'll also discover some famous Asian chefs, and other famous TV cooks you are soon to be a fan of.

From reputable, prominent, and celebrity TV chefs to the lesser known TV chefs of today, these are some of the best professionals in the TV cooking show world. Who are the most famous TV chefs ever? What are the names of the best TV chefs? Just take a look below!

Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

Julia Child is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Julia Child Julia Carolyn Child 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 ...more

Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Anthony Bourdain Anthony Michael Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of numerous professional kitchens, ...more

Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Rachael Ray Rachael Ray 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. ...more

Jamie Oliver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

Giada De Laurentiis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Giada De Laurentiis Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network television program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly ...more

Paula Deen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

Cat Cora is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Cat Cora Catherine Ann "Cat" Cora is an American professional chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as ...more

Alton Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Alton Brown Alton Crawford Brown is an American television personality, celebrity chef, author, actor, and cinematographer. He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show Good Eats, host of ...more

Martin Yan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Martin Yan Martin Yan is a Chinese-born Hong Kong-American chef and food writer. He has hosted his award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982.

Emeril Lagasse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

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Ming Tsai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Mario Batali Mario Francesco Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality. In addition to his classical culinary training, he is an expert on the history and culture of Italian ...more

Guy Fieri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Guy Fieri Guy Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, game host, and television personality currently working for Food Network. He co-owns five restaurants in California and is known for his television ...more

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and "real food" campaigner, known for his back-to-basics ...more

Lidia Bastianich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

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Rocco DiSpirito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Rocco DiSpirito Rocco DiSpirito is an American chef based in New York City.

Ina Garten is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Ina Garten Ina Rosenberg Garten is an American author, Emmy Award winning host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa, and former White House nuclear policy analyst. Known for designing recipes with ...more

Michael Symon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Michael Symon Michael D. Symon is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author. He is seen regularly on Food Network on shows such as Iron Chef ...more

Robert Irvine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Robert Irvine Robert Irvine is an English celebrity chef who has appeared on a variety of Food Network programs including Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible, and Restaurant

Jacques Pépin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Jacques Pépin Jacques Pépin is an internationally recognized French chef, television personality, and author working in the United States. Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on French and American ...more

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Sara Moulton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Sara Moulton Sara Moulton is an American chef, cookbook author and television personality. She was the on-air food editor for Good Morning America, a morning news-and-talk show broadcast on the ABC ...more

Mary Ann Esposito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Mary Ann Esposito Mary Ann Esposito is an American chef and the television host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, which started in 1989 and is the longest-running television cooking program in America. ...more

Duff Goldman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Duff Goldman Jeffrey Adam "Duff" Goldman is a pastry chef and television personality. He is the executive chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes shop which was featured in the Food Network ...more

Daisy Martinez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Daisy Martinez Daisy Maria Martinez is an actress, model, chef, television personality and author, who hosts a PBS television series, Daisy Cooks!, which launched on April 15, 2005.

Tina Nordström is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Tina Nordström Tina Nordström is a Swedish celebrity chef, television personality, and pitch lady from Helsingborg, Sweden. She hosted the second season of New Scandinavian Cooking on PBS stations on ...more

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John Shields is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
John Shields John Shields is an American chef, food writer, and host of the PBS television show Coastal Cooking with John Shields. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. After time spent elsewhere, he ...more

Sandra Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Sandra Lee Sandra Lee is an American television chef and author. She is known for her "Semi-Homemade" cooking concept, which Lee describes as using 70 percent pre-packaged products and 30 percent

Nobu Matsuhisa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Nobu Matsuhisa Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa is a celebrity chef and restaurateur known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with South American ingredients. His signature dish is ...more

Aarón Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Aarón Sanchez Aarón Sánchez is a chef; he is the executive chef and part-owner of the restaurant Centrico, and former owner of the Mexican restaurant Mestizo in Kansas City. He has appeared on ...more

Andrew Zimmern is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Andrew Zimmern Andrew Scott Zimmern is an American television personality, chef, food writer and teacher. He is the co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with ...more

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Curtis Stone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Curtis Stone Curtis Stone is an Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality, nicknamed "The Quiet Terminator" by fans following his performance on The Celebrity Apprentice 3.

Jeff Mauro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Jeff Mauro Jeff Mauro is the host of the Food Network series Sandwich King and $24 in 24. Prior to this, he was the winner of the seventh season of the Food Network Star competition. Mauro, who is ...more

Rick Bayless is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Rick Bayless Rick Bayless is an American chef who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is perhaps best known for his PBS series Mexico: One Plate at a Time.

Robin Miller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Robin Miller Robin Vitetta-Miller was the host of the Food Network cooking show Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller. As a nutritionist and food writer, her work has appeared in multiple magazines and ...more

Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
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

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Steven Raichlen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Steven Raichlen Steven Raichlen is an American culinary writer, TV host, and most recently novelist.

Mark Bittman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Mark Bittman Mark Bittman is an American food journalist, author, and columnist for The New York Times.

Per Morberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Per Morberg Per-Arne Henrik Morberg is a Swedish actor, chef and news presenter.

Andreas Viestad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Andreas Viestad Andreas Viestad is a Norwegian food columnist and TV chef. He has hosted seven seasons of New Scandinavian Cooking broadcast in the U.S., China, Germany, Italy, Finland and on BBC Food in over ...more

Tyler Florence is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Tyler Florence Tyler Florence is a chef and television host of several Food Network shows. He graduated from the College of Culinary Arts at the Charleston, South Carolina, campus of Johnson & Wales ...more

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Ingrid Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Ingrid Hoffmann Ingrid Hoffmann is a Colombian-American television personality and restaurateur, who hosts the Food Network series Simply Delicioso and the Spanish-language cooking and lifestyle show Delicioso ...more

Zonya Foco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Zonya Foco Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, is an American dietitian, professional speaker, nutrition expert, entrepreneur, television chef and writer, focusing more on healthy eating than on dieting. Foco is ...more

Leah Chase is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Leah Chase Leah Chase is a New Orleans chef, author and television personality. She is known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, and advocates for African-American art and Creole cooking. Her restaurant, Dooky ...more

Nick Stellino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Nick Stellino Nick Stellino is an Italian-American television chef and author. He hosts the cooking programs Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino's Family Kitchen on public television station KCTS in Seattle,

John Folse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
John Folse John Folse is a Louisiana chef and restaurant owner, and a leading authority on Cajun and Creole cuisine and culture. His philosophy of life is summed up in the quote, “Risk is the tariff paid ...more

Jill Davie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Jill Davie Jill Davie is the Chef de Cuisine at Josie, a Los Angeles restaurant owned by Josie Le Balch. Davie has worked at Josie Restaurant since its founding in 2001. She has appeared as a prominent ...more

Joyce Chen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs
Joyce Chen Joyce Chen was a Chinese chef, restaurateur, author, television personality, and entrepreneur. Joyce Chen was credited with popularizing northern-style Chinese cuisine in the United States, ...more

Mildred G. Swift is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous TV Chefs