15 Most Well Known and Influential Telvision Chefs

by AGLisicki16 | created - 30 Oct 2015 | updated - 30 Oct 2015 | Public

People on this list must be chefs and have been on TV a lot.

1. Rachael Ray

Actress | The Emoji Movie

Lives in the Adirondacks with her husband John M. Cusimano, mother Elsa Scuderi, a cat and two fishes. Has a younger brother named Emmanuel (Manny) and an older sister named Maria Betar. Moved to upstate New York when she was in the first grade. At one time, her family owned several restaurants, ...

2. Guy Fieri

Self | Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Guy Ramsay Ferry. He is a producer and actor, known for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (2006), Southern and Hungry (2017) and The Interview (2014). He has been married to Lori Fieri since 1995. They have three children.

3. Paula Deen

Actress | Elizabethtown

Born in Albany, Georgia, Deen is a notable graduate of Albany High School. She married her first husband after graduating high school in 1965. Her parents both died by the time she was 23, and a resultant fear of death led to chronic agoraphobia. She was a proficient Southern cook, and used it to ...

4. Bobby Flay

Producer | Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction

Bobby Flay was born on December 10, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert William Flay. He is a producer and actor, known for Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction (2011), Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay (2002) and Entourage (2004).

5. Emeril Lagasse

Actor | Last Holiday

Chef Emeril Lagasse's passion for food was ignited as a young boy growing up in the small town of Fall River, Massachusetts, where he spent time in the kitchen with his mother, Hilda. As a teenager, he worked at a Portuguese bakery where he mastered the art of bread and pastry baking. Upon high ...

6. Anthony Bourdain

Producer | Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City, to Gladys (Sacksman), an NYT staff editor, and Pierre Bourdain, a Columbia Records executive. He attended The Englewood School for Boys in New Jersey and Vassar College (for two years), and was a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He began his...

7. Alton Brown

Writer | Good Eats

Alton Brown was born on July 30, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Good Eats (1999), Cooking Thin (2001) and School Daze (1988). He has been married to Elizabeth Ingram since September 29, 2018. He was previously married to Deanna Brown and Unknown.

8. Andrew Zimmern

Producer | Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern was born on July 4, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Andrew Scott Zimmern. He is a producer and director, known for Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (2006), Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (2015) and Crash Test World (2019). He has been married to Rishia Anne Felien ...

9. Giada De Laurentiis

Producer | Giada at Home

Giada De Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giada Pamela De Benedetti. She is a producer and actress, known for Giada at Home (2008), Young & Hungry (2014) and Everyday Italian (2003). She was previously married to Todd Thompson.

10. Jamie Oliver

Actor | The Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver's cheeky manner, constant use of the word 'pukka', and down to earth personality have won him legions of fans around the world. He has sold millions of cookery books, opened a restaurant, starred in several TV shows and revolutionised UK school dinners.

He was born May 27th, 1975 and ...

11. Michael Symon

Producer | Lost & Found in Cleveland

Michael Symon was born on September 19, 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Michael D. Symon. He is a producer and actor, known for Lost & Found in Cleveland, The Chew (2011) and Burgers, Brew and 'Que (2015). He is married to Liz Symon. They have one child.

12. Alex Guarnaschelli

Actress | Young & Hungry

Alex Guarnaschelli was born as Alexandra Guarnaschelli. She is an actress, known for Young & Hungry (2014), The Real O'Neals (2016) and Ideal Home (2018). She has been married to Brandon Clark since April 29, 2007. They have one child.

13. Robert Irvine

Actor | Melissa & Joey

Robert Irvine was born in 1965 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England as Robert P. Irvine. He is a producer and actor, known for Melissa & Joey (2010), Restaurant: Impossible (2011) and Body of Proof (2011). He has been married to Gail Kim since May 10, 2012. He was previously married to Karen.

14. Ina Garten

Actress | 30 Rock

Ina Garten was born on February 2, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Ina Rosenberg. She is an actress, known for 30 Rock (2006), Barefoot Contessa (2002) and CBS News Sunday Morning (1979). She has been married to Jeffrey Garten since December 22, 1968.

15. Geoffrey Zakarian

Self | The Kitchen

Throughout a career spanning 30 years, Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style. An accomplished chef, host and culinary consultant, Zakarian has presided over some of the country's top kitchens, traveling the world for new ...



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