Best Chefs Ever

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1Gordon Ramsay

This man is absolutely great! He's without a doubt best chef ever! I really love him, he's not so bad as you see on tv, he's really sweet when he's with his family and besides he really makes me laugh when he gets angry!

I love you Gordon you really help people get their stuff together I watch kitchen nightmares, master chef and Hell's Kitchen.

The mans a god he comes in all the top shows of cooking in the world like master chef and yells kitchen and blah blah blah he is amazing

You are a best chef I had ever seen

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2Jamie Oliver

Jamie is personally my favorite chef, because he always lays influence on how to cook quality food from very few things and still feel great. He has been preaching the fact that the food should be home cooked, so that the nutrients remain intact, which I quite like.

Simplicity, creativity and freshness combined makes Jamie an artist of food, and being the best is about being an artist.

He is amazing chef I ever see in my life. I wish I have a chance to test a food cook by him before I die. Gob bless you Jamie Oliver.

Jamie moves so comfortably through the kitchen, you can really tell that he's top ten for sure, he's amazing and one of the best chefs I've ever seen

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3Anthony Bourdain

A famous Chef of the Brasserie Les Halles is a French brasserie style restaurant in NYC.
He reflected that his love of food was kindled in France, when he was young and tried oyster for the first time and that on one of this famous oyster fisherman's boat, during vacation in the fabulous country named France.

I travel and taste the world through Chef Anthony's eyes.

Chef Bourdain you're definitely in my top five.

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4Emeril Lagasse

Always a very flavorful dish and experience.

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5Marco Pierre White

Just remember, this man TAUGHT gordon ramsay, and heston.. Look in marco's cookbooks and you'll notice some very familiar dishes to what Gordon now claims he made up... This man is God when it comes to culinary excellence

Man! This guy taught Ramsey and Heston... For me he should be the best chef in the world... He knows perfection, techniques, flavors and etc.. He is my undoubtedly the best chef in the world

I voted Marco #1. He rocks, but this list is really a who's the most famous chef list. Gordon worked under him. So he absolutely had influence on him. I hate that Gordon never cooks competitively so as to not tarnish his name. But I'd put Gordon around #5.

I'm here to just post that this man actually never taught Ramsay, they're foods are alike because they have the similarities: good cooking (perfection)

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6Heston Blumenthal

As I read on wiki he is entirely self-taught. What I saw on telly he is totally modest, without unnecessary, showproducerdemanding, stupid, temper outbursts ( as we see in many other cooking shows) and unpretentiously funny, or actually... He is having fun. He is all about food and imagination. He is playing and experimenting with food to create new food. All the others just... Cook.

When it comes to creativity & understanding cooking outside of traditional methods the only person who can move forward is Heston he is amazing & no one can do it the way he does! Complete genius

He is simply the best. Never seen a chef with so much imagination. Just watch his programmes need I say anymore

Simply love his desserts...watching him cook gives me goosebumps!

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7Auguste Escoffier

Without a doubt everyone on this list would be nowhere without Escoffier. He created modern French cooking. By far #1. Personalities on T.V. don't stand a chance to this man.

He was the creator of the base knowledge that all chefs follow today.

Not some cheesy T.V. cooking show poseur, he is by far the greatest Chef ever, surpassing even Careme.

8Paul Bocuse

Yeah, Jamie Oliver is way better than Bocuse. Please, the only thing Oliver can do is spit in the food when he talks and burn food.

The Paul Bocuse Institute is recognized as the top in term of school of cuisine, it trains hundreds of future Chefs from all over the world.

Awarded "Chef of the Century." Enough said.

Paul Bocuse, has been recognize as THE Master.

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9Rocco DiSpirito

Who's that? Even not on wikipedia!

10Julia Child

Worked a party with her and many other chefs. She is a Chef and knows her stuff.

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The Contenders

11Todd English
12Jacques Pepin

He was the chef for Charles de Gaulle and two other French Head of State
He is also the writer of "La technique ", the most popular French Cuisine Textbook.
Nobody comes close to his knowledge and technique.

Pepin has no peer in technique and food knowledge. He just keeps getting better.

No other chef has done more for food in USA than him. He deserves a Kennedy center recognition

French are the best chefs in the world

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13Ferran Adria

He is the best chef around the world. If you has sometime the chance to eat his food you can be the luckiest person in the world

Perfect is the best word to describe his food

Revolution and investigation
The Best

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14Sanjeev Kapoor

Sanjeev kapoor is also known as the king chef of ndian cuisine, other than Indian food he is also expert in fusing other cuisine with indian cuisines. He is simply the best, as he shares his all cookings tips and tricks with the viewers which are incredible

The best chef to bring Indian cuisine in to the modern cuisine. Exceptionally the best chef

He is simply the best!


I love this chef

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15Thomas Keller

Opinion not needed! He is the best. That's it, that's all!

16Alain Ducasse
17Sophie DahlV1 Comment
18Wolfgang Puck

His so so famous, guys. He's the first chef to be so famous that he became a celebrity.

Remember Spago's?

And he did so many charities including AIDS charity during the time when AIDS was the most dreaded desease!

19James BeardV1 Comment
20Pierre Gagnaire

Chosen as world's best chef in 2015.

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