Best Chefs Ever

The Top Ten Best Chefs Ever

1 Gordon Ramsay Gordon James Ramsay is a Scottish-born British chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He is famous for being the host of shows like Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and Hotel Hell. He tends to have a fiery personality on television.

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!

This man owns 16 Michelin stars. The second most Michelin stars ever achieved (followed by Joel Robuchon). He has precise, perfect recipe. He is so great, but however, he is always modest, compared to his pride and achievements, and he's still reaching for perfection searches for magic in food. Yes. He swears, he gets angry a lot, but this guy does this, because he wants young chefs to know, and he "doesn't like what he doesn't like". Which is absolutely convincing. This man is absolutely fantastic. The master of food. He is amazing. He mastered dozens of cuisines, and he makes them perfect. 16 Michelins stars aren't random, nor common. It takes years and years of work.

My father is an excellent chef. I know from firsthand experience. Every Sunday morning he would finely craft our favorite dish. With such expertise and precision. Each meal more exquisite than the last. Truly the best chef on this garbage-can we call a planet. Love you papa.

He feels food. His recipes are fantastic and he makes them easy to follow. Love love love watching him cook.

2 Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is the BEST CHEF for anyone who cooks, and for those who want to learn to cook, and he's such an INSPIRATION, unlike Gordon Ramsay who treats people like dirt. I've dined at Jamie's restaurants and the food was DELICIOUS. Furthermore, he's a very caring person who's helped and given jobs to many kids from disadvantaged backgrounds, some of whom are now chefs around the world. He has so much enthusiasm about everything he does and his T.V. shows are a joy, not to mention his cookbooks which are FANTASTIC. I also love the cooking tips he very generously gives. I cannot praise Jamie enough - he's by far the BEST in the culinary business.

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

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.

He is really good and has his own show

3 Emeril Lagasse

He's Great!

Always a very flavorful dish and experience.

Someone who does cook wow


4 Anthony Bourdain

RIP - 445956

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.

5 Rocco DiSpirito

Who's that? Even not on wikipedia!

Italian riots and talent? Come on? Italians are the best lovers(so my trampy sister says😘) and Rocco puts that in his cooking. And he’s hot.

6 Todd English
7 Thomas Keller

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

8 Marco 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

The king of them all! taught Gordon Ramsay everything he knows about cooking.

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.

9 Wolfgang Puck

He should be number 2 behind Gordan Ramsey not 11th - YOSHIA2121

Should be right up there next to Gordon Ramsay!

He's clearly the best chef ever! - Medmac

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!

10 Heston 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

The Contenders

11 Julia Child Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook.

Rest of the chefs on list are just celebs - probably 90% of people cook at home just as well if not better than they do

best chef

How is Julia Child down here when she considered one of the greatest chefs of all time?

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

12 Paul 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.

Awarded "Chef of the Century." Enough said.

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.

Paul Bocuse, has been recognize as THE Master.

13 Bobby Flay

One the greats in America

The best I used to watch him on worst cook in america, if your looking at this bobby flay I just want to ask you... do you remember carla

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)

I've met him before and he knows his stuff I'm 9 years old

14 Gualtiero Marchesi
15 Rachael Ray

She is so awesome!

16 Sanjeev Kapoor

Best chef. Should be in top 10 at least

He is the best chef.

He is the best

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

17 Nigella Lawson

Makes you feel like anyone can do a slap up feed

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!

18 Alton Brown

He is so awesome

I see Alton recipes in my opinion he has the best recipes

He uses science and chemistry to make food better. EOS.


19 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Top forager, he knows what you can eat from the forest, seaside, country lanes; whether berries, roadkill, snails, seaweed he can make an appetising meal out of anything he finds and he doesn’t waste anything. I think he’s gone a bit healthy eating now but his recipes are still good and always work.

20 Sophie Dahl

She is awesome

21 Auguste 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.

My idol, the chef of kings and the king of chefs

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

One of the greatest chefs that ever lived. He did so much to shape the way we eat and appreciate today.
I do not believe that he is listed below the poor excuses for chefs as listed above.

22 Charlie Trotter
23 Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin is a culinary god.

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

24 Ferran 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

Revolution and investigation
The Best

Perfect is the best word to describe his food

Most influencial chef ever, he's like Jordan in Basketball or like Einstein in science.

25 Joël Robuchon

Who has the most michelin stars ever? 31 if I'm not mistaken

26 Graham Elliot
27 Curtis Stone
28 Anne Burrell

Love this person - Lilybethrocks

29 Delia Smith

The besł Home cook ło show you łhe
basics. Greał books,delighłful & easy ło follow. Thku for being inspiring.

30 Joe Bastianich
31 Ainsley Harriott Ainsley Harriott is an English chef, television presenter, and entertainer. He is known for his BBC cooking shows Can't Cook, Won't Cook and Ready Steady Cook.

How is this extraordinary chef sitting on 30? - Monsterz

"The aroma is a bit special"

Yah BOi

He Is An Oily God

32 Ming Tsai

He is the top selling chef on HSN.

33 Duff Goldman

He has the best cakes ever he is so famous

Chef he is the best bake

34 Karen Martini
35 Paula Deen Paula Ann Hiers Deen is an American celebrity chef and cooking show television host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant and Paula Deen's Creek House with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fifteen cookbooks.
36 Dave Levey
37 Racheal Ray

She's just the best

She does'nt really do any thing besides her stupid show.

38 Richard Blais
39 Vikas Khanna

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

40 My Grandmother

Nobody can beat grandmas home made food.

RIP Grandmother

I can sure you she can make better food than all these chefs combined.

She makes kraft mac and cheese taste 100 times better! - AnnaO

41 Rick Stein

My opinion the best because he does not mess around as regards a small piece of food on a massive plate and cost a fortune

Rick is the best alround Chef

the best

he is best

42 Alain Ducasse

He is the first chef to have three restaurants with three Michelin stars each. He has earned 21 total Michelin stars.
This legend is way low here

43 Justin Wilson

The Original Cajun and southern Chef

44 Nancy Fuller
45 Michel Roux

I worked for him, the best of the best.

46 Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto is the best iron chef EVER!

47 Raymond Blanc

Definitely one of the best chefs

The best

48 Carlo Cracco
49 Owen Pereira

Winner of Season 1 of Top Chef Junior. - ChuckLaunching

50 James Beard


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