Best Chefs Ever

The Top Ten

1 Gordon Ramsay 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.

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

Da best

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2 Jamie Oliver

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 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.

What jamie oliver isn't a real chef

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3 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.

Obviously

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4 Anthony 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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5 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.

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.

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

6 Emeril Lagasse

Always a very flavorful dish and experience.

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7 Julia Child Julia Child

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.

She is really good

Women power!

8 Rocco DiSpirito

Who's that? Even not on wikipedia!

9 Todd English
10 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

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.

This man is the goat

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The Contenders

11 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

Ramsay sucks

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12 Thomas Keller

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

13 Jacques 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

He is just the best.His foods are almost impossible to make. I think he should be number 1.

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14 Wolfgang Puck

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

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!

15 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

One word "innovation". His restaurant "el Bulli" is probably the best restaurant in history. I've been in a few which are said to be better but nothing like "el Bulli" and Ferran Adria. Unique experience and unique chef!

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16 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

17 Sanjeev 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 one of the greatest chef in India, who be probably the best chef in the world.

He is the best chef

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18 Graham Elliot
19 Gualtiero Marchesi
20 James Beard

IS Italian? Italian WE ARE THE BEST. FORZA ITALIA.

21 Pierre Gagnaire

Chosen as world's best chef in 2015.

22 Sophie Dahl

She is awesome

23 Joe Bastianich
24 Ming Tsai
25 Joël Robuchon

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

26 Charlie Trotter
27 Daniel Boulud
28 Alain Chapel
29 Dave Levey
30 Ainsley Harriott Ainsley Harriott

"The aroma is a bit special"

Yah BOi

He Is An Oily God

I love him penis in my anal :) OH joj

31 Richard Blais
32 Delia Smith
33 Michel Roux

I worked for him, the best of the best.

34 Bobby Flay

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

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

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)

Everything is awesome with BOBBY FLAY

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35 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
36 Guy 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.

37 Vikas Khanna

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

38 Raymond Blanc

Definitely one of the best chefs

The best

39 Georges Blanc
40 Harpal Singh Sokhi
41 Justin Wilson

The Original Cajun and southern Chef

42 Nigella 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!

43 Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto is the best iron chef EVER!

44 Carlo Cracco
45 Alton Brown

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

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

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46 My Grandmother

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

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47 Owen Pereira

Winner of Season 1 of Top Chef Junior. - ChuckLaunching

48 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

49 Jiro Ono

His cooking might be limited to sushi alone, but his sushi is by far the greatest sushi in the world. Making sushi is underrated as it requires much great skill than other thought. He is also a philosopher, every time you eat his sushi you eat Jiro' s sushi you eat his philosophy, he applies philosophy in cooking

50 Puran 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

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