Best Chefs Ever

Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Gordon 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!
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
I love you Gordon you really help people get their stuff together I watch kitchen nightmares, master chef and Hell's Kitchen.
[Newest]I watch him all of the time on master chef junior he is awesome

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.
[Newest]He's the best and most simple chef I'd ever see. I wish to have show down cooking with jamie

3Heston 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.
He is simply the best. Never seen a chef with so much imagination. Just watch his programmes need I say anymore
Love his edible garden
[Newest]The chef of the moment!

4Sanjeev 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
He is simply the best!

He is my favourite chef...

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
This man is a god in the kitchen. There's absolutely no question Marco is a top 3 chef of all time.
[Newest]He trained Gordon Ramsay and Curtis Stone... He even made Gordon Ramsay cry!

6Ferran 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

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.

8Sophie Dahl

9James Beard

10Julia Child

The Contenders

11Paul 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.

12Vikas Khanna
He is simple great with his innovations and different type of food and his own personality

13Jacques 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.
Sad that this culinary genius is #13. Most ahead of him here may not be anywhere near gis talent or knowledge.
French are the best chefs in the world

Godzila is the best
He really does change villages
What is this doing here

15Daniel Boulud

16Ainsley Harriott

17Pierre Gagnaire

18Emeril Lagasse

19Harpal Singh Sokhi

20Michel Roux

21Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

22Alain Ducasse

23Carlo Cracco

24Thomas Keller
Opinion not needed! He is the best. That's it, that's all!

25Puran Singh
He is the new budding chef of the era like the first ray of morning sun
He is exceptionaly a great chef as an artist, a scientific age chef and deep know how of history of food and the techniques and technology there in

26Alton Brown

27My Grandmother
Nobody cooked fish like her. That was in the 80s. She is obviously the best chef ever.

28Masaharu Morimoto
Morimoto is the best iron chef EVER!

29Gualtiero Marchesi

30Martins Ritins
The most famous Latvian chef!

31Pier Bussetti

32Marcus Wareing
The guy should be above many on this list I wonder how many chefs voted for Oliver not many bet it was mums

33Stevo Karapandža

34Chef Wan
He is really one of the best Chef in the world. He won the The Best Celebrity Chef in the world Award’ in World Gourmand Cookbook & Media Awards in Paris 2009.

35Harley Morenstein
The best chef in YouTube and owner of EpicMealTime

36Michael Symon
Next to Morimoto, he's the best Iron Chef.

37Justin Wilson
The Original Cajun and southern Chef

38Wolfgang 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!

39Ming Tsai
He is the top selling chef on HSN.

40Ina Garten
She's got the best food show on the food Network along with Iron Chef and Chop.

41Bruno Barbieri

42Jean-Christophe Novelli

43Rick Stein

44Gerald Hirigoyen

45Antony Worrall Thompson

46James Martin

47Raymond Blanc

48David Chang

49Guy Savoy
This chef is a BEAST. First of all, he has 5 michelin stars, not 4, 5. His restaurant in Paris is regarded as one of the best fine dining experiences you'll ever get in Paris. He was also Gordon Ramsay's mentor for a while and taught him some French cuisine. Overall, Guy Savoy is a legend in the culinary world that has to be known by more food lovers around the globe.

50Marcel Vigneron

51Tim Malzer

52Joël Robuchon

53Racheal Ray
She's just the best
She does'nt really do any thing besides her stupid show.

54Bobby Flay
Well Bobby Flay is obviously the best (No affence to Gordon Ramsey) he cooks food that not very many people are accustomed to and it is absolutely perfect (By the way I'm 12 years old and I'm still smart enough to know that Bobby Flay is the best)
He's just the best
This guy can cook

55Delia Smith

56Nigella Lawson
I Think Nigella Lawson Is A Great cook and i think she is the best i want to be a chef just like you Alex!

Comments About This List

Featured Lists
Popular Lists
New Lists

Top Remixes of This List





Posts About This List

List Info

This list was created 4 years, 110 days ago and has been voted on over 700 times. This top ten list has been remixed 4 times.

Updated Thursday, April 16, 2015

List Error Reporting

See an item on this list that's misspelled, duplicated, or doesn't belong? Let us know. Click here to report the error.