Cuisine is now considered an art, so it is part of the general culture to know something about the food artists. Here we present you ten of the most famous chefs on the Globe, that have cooked even for celebrities.
10. Jamie Oliver
James Trevor “Jamie” Oliver, MBE (born 27 May 1975) is a British chef, restaurateur, media personality, known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more recently his campaign against the use of processed foods in national schools. He strives to improve unhealthy diets and poor cooking habits in the United Kingdom and the United States. Oliver’s speciality is Italian cuisine, although he has a broad international repertoire.
9. Rachel Ray
Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968) 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, (30 Minute Meals,Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels and $40 a Day). Ray wrote cookbooks based on the 30 Minute Meals concept, and launched a magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, in 2006. Ray’s television shows have won two Daytime Emmy Awards.
8. Jacques Pepin
Jacques Pépin (born December 18, 1935) 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 television and written an array of cookbooks that have become best sellers.
7. Nobu Matsuhisa
Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa ( born March 10, 1949) is acelebrity chef and restaurateur known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with South American (Peruvian) ingredients. His signature dish is black cod inmiso. Nobu Los Angeles ranked 13th in the Elite Traveler World’s Top Restaurants Guide 2012.
6. Sandra Lee
Sandra Lee (born Sandra Lee Christiansen on July 3, 1966) 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 fresh items.
Emeril John Lagasse (born October 15, 1959) 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 shows Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril as well as catchphrases such as “Kick it up a notch!” and “Bam!” The “Emeril Empire” of media, products and restaurants generates an estimated US$150 million annually in revenue.
Mario Batali (also known as ‘”Molto Mario,” born September 19, 1960) 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 cuisine, including regional and local variations. Batali co-owns restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,Singapore, Hong Kong and Westport, Connecticut. Batali’s signature clothing style includes shorts and orange Crocs.
Robert William “Bobby” Flay (born December 10, 1964) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas, New York, and the Bahamas; Bar Americain in New York and Uncasville, CT; Bobby Flay Steak in Atlantic City and Bobby’s Burger Palace in ten locations.
Alain Chapel (30 December 1937 – 10 July 1990) was a French Michelin 3 starred chef, credited with being one of the originators of Nouvelle Cuisine.
Chapel was born in Lyon, the son of Maître d’ Charles and his wife Eva. At the outbreak of World War II, the family moved to the village of Mionnay 12 miles outside the city, where his father opened a bistro called La Mere Charles in an old coaching inn surrounded by lush gardens.
1. Joel Robuchon
Joël Robuchon (born 7 April 1945 in Poitiers, France) is a French chef and restaurateur. He was titled “Chef of the Century” by the guide Gault Millau in 1989 and also awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (France’s Best Craftsman) in cuisine in 1976. He has published several cookbooks in French, two of which have been translated into English, has chaired the committee for the current edition of the Larousse Gastronomique, and has hosted culinary television shows in France.