Here is a list of Top 10 Best Chefs in the World.
10. Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller was born in California in 1955. He has no formal education other than working as an apprenticeship. Though an American chef, he specializes in French cooking. He owns several restaurants and he has published several cookbooks. He has received many awards for his culinary excellence through the years. He has appeared in several movies and films working with great actors such as Adam Sandler and on the Pixar movie Ratatouille.
9. Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis was born in Rome, Italy in 1970. Her claim to fame is in her “Everyday Italian” Food Network show and now she hosts “Giada at Home.” She received her education at Le Cordon Blue in Paris and at UCLA. She has worked with chef greats like Wolfgang Puck. She has written several books as well as works on The Food Network on her show and hosting other shows.
8. Rocco DiSpirito
Rocco DiSpirito was born in New York City in 1966. In 1986, he graduated from Hyde Park, New York as the Culinary Institute of America. He started in a reality show in 2003 and 2004 on NBC called The Restaurant. Since then he has made guest appearances on many shows and is currently hosting the “Now Eat This!” his very own show. He has written several cookbooks and has won several prestigious awards through the years.
7. Sandra Lee
Sandra Lee was born in Los Angeles, California in 1966. She is famous for her Food Network show “Semi-Homemade.” Her famous cooking concept consists of using 30 percent fresh foods in combination with 70 percent pre-packaged food. She has endured great criticism from other well – known chefs such as Anthony Bourdain. She has written 25 books and has a magazine called Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade. She also has products she sells on QVC.
6. Wolfgang Johann Puck
Wolfgang Puck was born in Austria in 1949. He is a famous chef and restaurateur featuring his own Wolfgang Puck restaurants and catering services and the author of several cookbooks. He also has his own line of licensed products such as cookware. He has been the guest of many television shows as well as a host to several. Wolfgang Puck was inducted in the Culinary Hall of Fame in 2013.
5. Mario Batali
Mario Batali was born in Seattle, Washington in 1960. He is a writer, Italian chef, and a famous media personality. He owns restaurants in many cities around the world including Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Singapore, and Westport Connecticut. He is famous for being featured on Iron Chef America on the Food Network for several years. He also hosted shows on ABC and PBS. His current plans include opening new restaurants in Hong Kong.
4. Todd English
Todd English was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1960. He studied to be a chef at the Culinary Institute of America. He runs the restaurant called Olives, which are located in both Las Vegas and Boston. In December 2012 he became inducted in the Culinary Hall of Fame. He has opened many restaurants, ran a PBS show called “Food Trip with Todd English” and judged the Cooking Under Fire on PBS in 2005.
3. Emeril Lagasse
Emeril Lagasse is the famous chef, born in Massachusetts in 1959, then developed a love for Cajun and Creole cooking in New Orleans. His musical talents had him a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, but his love for becoming a chef landed him at Johnson & Wales University instead. He is most famous for his restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. His cooking styles influences from both Cajun and Creole cooking. He now heads up thirteen restaurants as well as his television shows.
2. Jacques Pepin
Jacques Pepin was born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France in 1935 and is world renounced as a French chef today. He has starred in his own cooking shows on PBS and has starred with other famous chefs like Julia Child. He prides himself to bringing modernism to his dishes. His “La Technique” is the textbook teaching choice for today’s culinary students for French cuisine. Today Pepin serves as the Special Programs dean with the International Culinary Center in New York City.
1. Charlie Trotter
Though Charlie Trotter may have received his education as a political science major his passion for food has taken the cooking industry by storm. He is the “Master Chef,” the star of his own cooking show. He enjoys creating his masterpieces of culinary delight on his shows and in his many cook books. In 2005, he won the Humanitarian of the Year award by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. His love for cooking began in college and his career as a chef has taken off from there to what he is today.
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