Top 12 Most Famous Chefs in the World

Right now, the culinary business is making a decent effect on the inclinations and propensities of individuals towards food. For innumerable people, food can be characterized as something beyond an every day organic need. For those, whose hearts and minds are ruled over by their stomach, a satisfying and delicious feast helps in lightening up their darkest days. Distinctive gourmet specialists over the globe are enthusiastic towards making one of a kind food and cooking styles. They are even inspiring other people for trying out new dishes and cuisines with the help of their cooking shows, recipe books, etc. All these chefs devoted their entire lifetime by opening up their own restaurants, which eventually helped them to increase their fame and reputation. Given below are the best twelve most celebrated culinary experts on the planet, who are really known for their fantastic inventive eateries and dishes.

12. Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria is known as one of the most creative chefs across the globe. He was born in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. He started his profession in the culinary industry in the year 1980, as a dishwasher. In order to earn money for having a vacation on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, Ferran Adria grabbed a job at a French restaurant in the Hotel Playafels in Castelldefels, Spain. He was a dishwasher in this restaurant and it was here, where he learned the techniques of classic culinary. He eventually made his trip to Ibiza, where he worked at a club named Club Cala Lena. After working for four months in Club Cala Lena he returned to Barcelona and joined the navy. After leaving the navy, he was offered a job in the El Bulli as the Chef de Partie. After eighteen months he became the head cook of the restaurant. The restaurant is located in a small town of Spain named Roses. Initially the restaurant was not so popular but it was Adria who became creative with the food and the menu, which made it one of the best restaurants in the world. The restaurant even has 3 Michelin stars.

11. Rene Redzepi

René Redzepi is a Danish chef. He is the co-owner of Noma, which is a two-Michelin star restaurant. The restaurant is situated in Christianshavn, located in the region of Copenhagen, Denmark. Noma was voted as “the best restaurant in the world” by Restaurant magazines continuously for four years, starting from 2010 till 2014. Redzepi is well known for refining and reinventing fresh Nordic food and cuisine, which is acknowledged for its clean flavors and inventiveness.

10. Heston Blumenthal

Heston Marc Blumenthal, is a celebrity chef from Britain. He is the owner of the restaurant named The Fat Duck, which is located in Bray, Berkshire. The restaurant has three Michelin stars. It was voted as the number one restaurant among fifty best restaurants in the year 2005. Blumenthal is also the owner of the restaurant named Dinner, which is located in London and it has two Michelin stars. There are two other pubs, which are named as The Hinds Head and The Crown at Bray. Both of them have one Michelin star. He is known for his invention of soft-centered Scotch egg and triple-cooked chips recipes. He is recognized for his scientific approach while cooking and he is the inventor of food pairing, flavor encapsulation and multi sensory cooking. He shared several ideas of cooking with the help of newspaper columns, TV series and books.

09. Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller is a renowned chef from America. He wrote several cookbooks and even has his own restaurants. His restaurants named The French Laundry, which is situated in Yountville, have earned many awards and prizes from the James Beard Foundation. He received the title of the Best California Chef in the year 1996 and also the Best Chef in America in the year 1997.

In 2005, his restaurant named Per Se, which is located in New York, received three Michelin stars and in the year 2006, his restaurant named The French Laundry, located in The Bay Area, received three Michelin stars. He is the only chef present in America who has been awarded with three Michelin star ratings for his two different restaurants. Currently, he holds a total of seven Michelin stars i.e. three at The French Laundry, one at Bouchon and three at Per Se.

08. Charlie Trotter

Charles Trottler, also known as Charlie Trottler is an American chef. He is the owner of several restaurants. One of his restaurant named Charlie Trotter’s, located in Chicago has two Michelin stars. This restaurant was given the 30th position among the lists of best restaurants all around the world by the Restaurant Magazine. But this restaurant was closed along with his other restaurant named Trotter’s To Go, as he desired to travel and eventually obtain the masters degree.

In 2008, Trotter opened his restaurant in Las Vegas, which is named as Restaurant Charlie. This restaurant received one Michelin star and several food critics praised it. But in the year 2010 it was shut down.

07. Emeril Lagasse

Emeril John Lagasse III is well known celebrity chef from America. He owns several restaurants and he also writes cookbooks and participates in several cooking shows. He won James Beard Award for his own “New Orleans” style dishes and also for the mastering the Creole and Cajun cuisine. But he is actually quite famous for his cooking shows, especially for the Food Network shows named Essence of Emeril and Emeril Live. Lagasse’s group of products, restaurants and media generates revenue, which is approximately US$150 million per annum.

06. Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse is a renowned chef from France. He is the owner of several restaurants located across the globe. One of his restaurants named as the Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester has three Michelin stars.

05. Wolfgang Punk

Wolfgang Johannes Puck is a well-known celebrity chef from America. But he was born in Austria. He owns several restaurants, which are situated in different places all around the world and he is also an occasional actor. He is the owner of the Wolfgang Puck Companies, which has three divisions. All these divisions are responsible for handling the licensed products, cookbooks and catering services.

04. Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse is a renowned chef from France. He is famous for his restaurants that serve high quality foods, which are quite unique from other restaurants. They use several innovative and creative approaches to their cuisines. His main restaurant is the l’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, which is situated near Lyon and it has been serving the customers with a traditional menu for several years. The restaurant even received a three-star rating from the Michelin Guide. He also runs a chain of restaurants in Lyon, which are named as the l’Ouest, Le Sud, Le Nord and l’Est. Each of these restaurants specializes on different aspects of French cuisines. Bocuse is an ambassador of the modern French Cuisine.

03. Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White is a famous chef originally from Britain. He owns restaurants and he is also a known television personality. He was introduced as the godfather of modern cooking in the 53rd episode of the 4the season of Australian Master Chef. He was the youngest chef who received three Michelin stars for his restaurant. He trained several other chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone, Mario Batali and several others.

02. Jamie Oliver

James Trevor Oliver is a celebrity chef from Britain. He also has his own restaurants. People around the world mostly recognize him for his English cuisines, which ultimately helped him to gain a chance to perform in several cooking shows. He completed his education before he attained his first culinary experience as a pastry chef at the Antonio Carluccio’s Neal Street restaurant. BBC discovered him after he moved and joined as a sous chef at the River Café. Then in the year 1999 his television show, The Naked Chef was broadcasted and later he wrote his first cookbook, which became the No. 1 best seller in UK. Later he joined several other television shows, which made him famous across the globe.

01. Gordon James Ramsay

Gordon James Ramsay Jr. is a world famous celebrity chef from Britain. He owns several restaurants, which are situated in various places around the world. He is also known as a television personality. All of his restaurants situated all around the world hold 16 Michelin Stars in total. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, is his signature restaurant and it is located in Chelsea, London. It has three Michelin stars starting from the year 2001. He first appeared as a celebrity chef in 1990s and with the help of his shows he inspired people towards good food. He is one of the richest chefs across the globe as he earns millions of dollars with the help of his numerous number of TV shows and from his restaurants.