Famous chef, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon Ramsay is a Scottish born British chef with his restaurants currently holding 14 Michelin stars. An injury prematurely put an end to any hopes of a promising career in football and he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management and trained with some of the world's leading chefs, such as Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London, and Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon in France. He became chef of Aubergine in London, which within three years, was awarded two Michelin stars. He set up his first wholly owned and namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world “ three Michelin stars. Today, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is London's longest-running restaurant to hold this prestigious title, and Ramsay is one of only four chefs in the UK to maintain three stars. He has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe. He has also become a star of the small screen both in the UK and internationally. He is also an author of a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world.

    Gordon Ramsay

  • Matilda Ramsay

    Matilda Ramsay is the lovely teenage daughter of famous British chef, restaurateur, and TV personality, <a title='Gordon Ramsay' href='/famous/gordon-ramsay.htm'>Gordon Ramsay</a>. Having a knack for cooking, she treaded her father's career path from an early age. She appeared in Gordon's show, ˜Masterchef Junior', an American cooking competition TV series in which children of age group 8 to 13 years participated. She also remained part of the reality television cooking competition ˜Hell's Kitchen' that was created by Gordon and till present hosted by him. She thrived in creating a modest image of her own at such a young age by coming up with her own cooking show called ˜Tillywood' on ˜BBC' while she was at the verge of attaining teenage. The celebrity chef who is proud of his little daughter's achievement at such a tender age said it was merely fascinating to watch her cook and thinks Matilda has the makings of a great chef. Moving on, she carved a niche for herself with another popular program, a British CBBC cooking entertainment show called ˜Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch'. The show presented by Matilda follows her family as they embark on their summer holidays, while Matilda, the natural cook, comes up with some of the most delectable preparations of both British and US dishes with a unique touch of her own.

    Matilda Ramsay

  • Guy Fieri

    Guy Ramsay Ferry, better known as Guy Fieri, is a man of many talents; he is a restaurateur, author, game show host, and television personality. He started making a mark in the American hospitality by opening a chain of restaurants in different cities of California in collaboration with others. Presently, he is the co-owner of three restaurants in California and licences his name to two restaurants, one each in Las Vegas and Baltimore, under the brand ˜Guy Fieri's Kitchen and Bar'. After earning recognition as a restaurateur, he attempted to make his presence felt in the small screen segment of the entertainment industry. Based on a videotape he had sent to the organizers of the reality food show, ˜Next Food Network Star', he was selected as a contestant in the program's second season, which he ultimately went on to win. Thereafter, he hosted a self-titled cooking show, ˜Guy's Big Bite' which continues to be aired on ˜Food Network'. He also hosts the popular food show, ˜Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives', in which he showcases local eateries of America. Fieri has co-authored a few recipe books as well as written a recipe book independently.

    Guy Fieri

  • Buddy Valastro

    Buddy Valastro, born as Bartolo Valastro, Jr. is a well-known American celebrity chef, entrepreneur, television personality, and author with Italian roots. He is the face of the Buddy V's Ristorante as well as owner of the Carlo's Bakery. He is best known as the reality star of the television series ˜Cake Boss' and its spin-off ˜Kitchen Boss'. The popular chef has also done a cameo in the flick ˜Bridesmaids', where he appeared in a kitchen baking scene that depicted only his hands. Besides this, he has appeared in shows including ˜The Next Great Baker', ˜Buddy's Bakery Rescue', ˜Battle of the Cooks' and ˜Buddy's Family Vacation'. Valastro also got featured as a guest mentor in ˜Food Network Challenge' and as a guest judge in ˜The Apprentice'. Currently, he appears as a host in the shows ˜Battle of the Bakers' and ˜Bakers vs. Fakers' respectively. Valastro has also shown his talent as a writer and has released his book ˜Cake Boss, Stories and Recipes'.

    Buddy Valastro

  • Bobby Flay

    Robert William Bobby Flay is a celebrity chef who has hosted several popular cookery shows on the television channel, Food Network. He is most famous for his innovative style of cooking and for his love for traditional Southwestern and Mediterranean cuisines. The owner of a chain of successful restaurants, Flay is someone who not only converted a childhood passion into a fulltime profession, but also proved to the world that it is very much possible to reach the pinnacles of success doing what you love to do the most. He developed an interest in cooking from a young age and wanted an easy-to-use oven when he was eight. Finding a job at a fast food restaurant seemed to be the most appropriate option for him as a teenager. He attended the French culinary Institute and received his degree in culinary arts. He eventually became a partner at the Mesa Grill where he once worked as an executive chef”this was just the first step in becoming the proud owner of a chain of restaurants. He has appeared in numerous cookery shows on the Food Network and served as the Iron Chef on the show ˜Iron Chef America'. He is also the author of several cookbooks.

    Bobby Flay

  • Jamie Oliver

    Jamie Oliver is a famous British chef, restaurateur, author of cookery books, and media personality. The appeal and reach of many of Jamie Oliver's dishes lies in the simplicity of his recipes and the relatively short preparation time for each of his dishes. His speciality is Italian cuisine. Fans and followers throughout the world have re-discovered the joy of cooking through his many fresh and delicious dishes and his countless books. An outspoken campaigner for a healthy system of cooking foods and maintaining a balanced diet, he has had a love-hate relationship with his viewers and critics and has become a popular media magnate. He has also appeared on a number of food and cooking-related reality shows, where he was called for his expertise and guidance or as a judge. He ardently rages an unrelenting crusade against unhealthy eating through his television shows, and cookbooks. A passionate supporter of the use of local produce and quality ingredients in cooking, his activism has resulted in him going head-to-head with residents of cities and animal rights groups. Although he started his career as a pastry chef, he now owns and co-owns several leading restaurants, related enterprises and non-profit organizations throughout the world. To learn more information about this remarkable chef and businessman, scroll further.

    Jamie Oliver

  • Anthony Bourdain

    Known to most Americans as the author of the bestseller, ˜Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly', Anthony Bourdain was more than a famous chef-cum-author. He became a household name with the success of the book which led to offers to host television programs. In the travel and food show ˜A Cook's Tour', aired on Food Network, he traveled to several exotic locations all over the world in search of the perfect meal. The popularity of this show, in turn, resulted in the ˜Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations' show on the Discovery Traveling and Living Channel. He also served as a judge on the cookery competition reality show, ˜Top Chef' on several seasons, once judging the episode on exotic ingredients like alligator, abaloe and eel. The world famous chef was nothing like other celebrity chefs who were well-dressed, cheerful and polite”on the contrary, he was blunt and liberal in his usage of offensive language. He was a big time drinker and smoker and unabashedly candid about his past addiction to cocaine, heroin and cannabis. The bold cook also courted controversy by openly criticizing celebrity chefs like Paula Deen, Sandra Lee and Alice Waters. He was also notorious for his negative comments on vegetarianism and veganism.

    Anthony Bourdain

  • Ree Drummond

    Ree Drummond is an American author, blogger, TV personality, food writer, and photographer. She is best known for her blog ˜The Pioneer Woman.' She lives on a ranch in Oklahoma. In her blogs, she writes about her daily life at the ranch as a mother and a wife. ˜The Pioneer Woman' has been awarded with the ˜Weblog of the Year' awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011, at the ˜Annual Weblog Awards.' Born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, she studied journalism and gerontology in college. In 2006, she started her online blog, ˜pioneerwoman.typepad.com,' and later changed the name to ˜Confessions of a Pioneer Woman' and finally to ˜The Pioneer Woman.' ˜Confessions of a Pioneer Woman' remains one of the many successful sections on her site. The blog earned huge fame and success, with several major publications praising her writing style, her ideas, and some high-quality photographs. She also puts up visually impressive food recipes in her blogs. In 2011, she started her own TV show titled ˜The Pioneer Woman,' which is still telecast on ˜The Food Network.' She also writes books, and most of her books are filled with cooking recipes. She recently announced that her book ˜From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels' is being turned into a film by ˜Columbia Pictures.'

    Ree Drummond

  • Rachael Ray

    Rachael Domenica Ray is an American celebrity cook, best selling cookbook author, a business women and a TV personality. She has worked in almost every profile related to food industry throughout her career. Out of her passion for food, she has built an entire food empire. Cooking is the way of life she is simply born into. Her cooking style is quick & easy. Her philosophy in life is “ finding simple solutions to everyday problems. She favors approximations instead of exact measurements while cooking. She has created thousands of new recipes & continues to come up with new ones every day. She has pioneered ˜30 minute meal concept' and has written many cookbooks based on it. She is the editor-in-chief of her lifestyle magazine. She hosts syndicated talk shows and lifestyle programs on American TV network. She is credited for taking Americans back to the kitchen and for changing the way they eat. Whether the person is a seasoned cook or simply hungry, a parent, curious to learn more or just looking to get inspired, she has created recipes for everyone to suite everyone's' taste and style.

    Rachael Ray

  • Duff Goldman

    Innovative Ace of Cakes baker on the Food Network and owner of Charm City Cakes.

    Duff Goldman

  • Giada De Laurentiis

    Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is an Italian-born American chef, TV personality, and writer. She is known as the host of the TV show ˜Giada at Home' which airs on Food Network. The show has earned her two nominations for the Emmy Award and has also won her a Gracie Award. Laurentiis was born in Rome. She moved to the USA as a young girl. Initially, she worked as a chef at various restaurants in Los Angeles. Later, when she was working as a food stylist, she was contacted by the Food Network after she styled a piece in ˜Food & Wine' magazine. She eventually started her daytime cooking show ˜Everything Italian' which won her an Emmy Award for ˜Outstanding Lifestyle Host'. She is currently the host of the TV show ˜Giada at Home'. Laurentiis has authored several books as well. ˜Giada at Home' and ˜Weeknights' stood at the first position on the New York Times Best Seller List. She was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame in 2012.

    Giada De Laurentiis

  • Paula Deen

    Chef, Emmy-Award-winning television host, actress and author best known for her cooking shows on the Food Network.

    Paula Deen

  • Paul Hollywood

    English baker and chef who is well known as a judge on the The Great British Bake Off. He has written a number of books, including 100 Great Breads, The Great British Bake Off, How to Bake, Bread, and American Baking Competition.

    Paul Hollywood

  • Julia Child

    Julia Child was a cultural phenomenon who was the face of French cooking in America. She not only introduced Americans to culinary excellence but to fine dining as well. What made her novel was the fact that she made the drudgery and labour within the kitchen seem effortless and easy. Interestingly, cooking wasn't the first love for Child who was working in the communication department of OSS before marrying Paul. A food aficionado with a sophisticated palate, he introduced her to fine cuisine. She was so bowled over by the culinary delight that she soon took to learning French cooking and the rest as they say is history. Child not only mastered the skills required for the same but resolved to introduce French culinary delights to Americans. For the same, she came out with her debut work, ˜Mastering the Art of French Cooking' which created a stir amongst the American audience. The book was ground-breaking in terms of its content and has since been serving as the standard guide for the culinary community at large. Other than cookbooks, she also served as the host for the television show, ˜The French Chef' and many others. Her cheery enthusiasm and distinctively charming voice coupled with an encyclopaedic know-how of French cooking made her the most viewed television cook.

    Julia Child

  • Ainsley Harriott

    Celebrity chef and host of Can't Cook, Won't Cook, a British cooking program. He was also the resident chef on Anne and Nick's Good Morning show.

    Ainsley Harriott

  • Anne Burrell

    Chef and TV personality who has been on shows such as The Best Thing I Ever Ate and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. She's up for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lifestyle Host.

    Anne Burrell

  • Alton Brown

    Alton Crawford Brown is a popular American celebrity chef, reality television personality, author, cinematographer and actor. He started out his career with film productions and cinematography and continued to do it for over a decade but soon, his love for cooking and culinary art took over him and he aspired to become a chef on the television. He says that the love for cooking was instilled into him by his mother and grandmother but he did not only rely on his love for it and got himself trained from the New England Culinary Institute. Soon after, he created his own cookery show on the television titled "Good Eats". It is the most popular cookery show of his career and became an instant hit with the audience for its cooking innovations combined with humor, science and technique. It ran on the Food Network for around 12 years, establishing Brown as a charismatic expert on cooking. He did many other reality cookery shows on American television and also wrote books on his experience with food and cooking. Whether he is cooking on television or writing a cookery book or making a guest appearance on a cooking show or delivering food news on his podcast, he always manages to rediscover the disappearing people, places and stories of great American food.

    Alton Brown

  • Sandra Lee

    Chef, television personality and author known for her semi-homemade cooking concept, which she featured in her shows.

    Sandra Lee

  • Candace Nelson

    Candace Nelson, alongside her husband, Charles, has created from scratch a hugely successful cupcake business. This phenomenal entrepreneur found her true passion after losing her successful investment banker position during the familiar dot-com bust. After some reevaluation, this innovative spirit came up with the idea to start an exclusive cupcake bakery. Pouring all of her heart, soul, money, and time into her bakery visions created more success than the couple could have ever imagined. Using only the finest ingredients, ˜Sprinkles' cupcakes have attracted the attention of famous personalities such as Tyra Banks, Oprah Winfrey, Blake Lively, Ryan Seacrest, and Katie Holmes. Her popularity amongst the famous has significantly contributed to her nationwide success. The elite's attention on her business has also established her store as an exclusive cupcake bakery among the international massesand following cue many copycat bakeries are appearing all over the globe. Nearly all of her store's locations have a continual line of customers waiting to taste the finest cupcakes. She has become a television personality herself, gaining fame through the famous show ˜Cupcake Wars'. Noted as a cupcake expert, she sits on a panel of two permanent judges on the show. This amazing woman shares her success by donating huge amounts of extra cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream to shelters and food banks daily

    Candace Nelson

  • Adriano Zumbo

    After participating on MasterChef Australia, he rose culinary prominence, being renowned for complex dessert creations such as the "V8 cake," "fairytale home," and "croquembouche tower."

    Adriano Zumbo

  • Christina Tosi

    Pastry chef, author, and TV personality who co-owns Momofuku Milk Bar. She authored the cookbooks Momofuku Milk Bar and Milk Bar Life. She won the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award in 2012 and the James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award in 2015.

    Christina Tosi

  • Gino D'Acampo

    British-Italian celebrity chef who hosted This Morning and Gino's Italian Escape on ITV. He appeared on There's No Taste Like Home, and, in 2011, he began hosting Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel alongside <a title='Melanie Sykes' href='/famous/melanie-sykes.htm'>Melanie Sykes</a>.

    Gino D'Acampo

  • Joe Bastianich

    American restaurateur who served as a culinary judge on MasterChef (2010 - 2013) and MasterChef Italia. In 2013, he started work on MasterChef Junior.

    Joe Bastianich

  • Brad Leone

    Star of the Bon Appetit web series It's Alive with Brad who has also worked as a test kitchen manager at Bon Appetit magazine.

    Brad Leone