Gordon Ramsay-The Lethal One
Gordon James Ramsay is one of the most celebrated and deadly name in the cooking industry. And today we are featuring him in the top ten chefs of the world; reason being his uncanny talent with food and an extreme temperament which sets him apart from the rest in his field. Gordon showed his interest in cookery at the age of 19 after he suffered a premature injury in the football ground shattering all his hopes of a being a football star. At the age of 31, Gordon was all set up and ready to start his own restaurant, “Restaurant Gordon Ramsay”.
Gordon Ramsay is the only chef in U.K. to be given ten of Michelin stars. For those who don’t know what it means, people it’s an Oscar in cooking! Ramsay in one of the highest profiled English chefs and at present titled among the three prominent chefs who have received three Michelin stars for their self-owned restaurant.
Gordon has appeared in a number of TV shows on food and competitive cookery. His most famous show is “hell’s kitchen” where he plays the role of a devil, having a wicked temper for bad cooking. His cursing and extreme critique made him one of the most loved and hated celebrity in the food industry. Apart from hell’s kitchen Gordon is hosting Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare and Master Chef USA which is proving to be a massive hit as well.
Gordon has also published a number of books, many of which have become best sellers across the world, particularly his autobiography, “Roasting in Hell’s Kitchen”.
Jamie Oliver a.k.a. The Naked Chef
Jamie Oliver is all for food revolution. Jamie is an English chef well-known for his unique TV shows focusing on natural food production and of course on cooking. He is against processed food and a number of shows have been on this topic. Also he has written books under the same subject. Jamie Oliver astonishingly has had a number of people convinced to not only enjoy more time in kitchen but also growing their own food!
His interest n food developed at a young age when he used to help his parents in the kitchen of their pub/restaurant, the cricketers. Jamie Oliver specializes in Italian Cuisine. He is famous all over the world for his diverse international repertoire..
Jamie’s debut on TV was a documentary about the River Café in 1997. After that he was offered his own show, thus The Naked Chef was born. The concept behind the show was completely different and new.The show focused on stripping down the food to its plain rudiments and Jamie with his blasé outlook and his practical style was a breath of fresh air for the audience, thus making the show his claim to fame. His book having the same title was released with the show and was a prompt success.
His programs have been broadcasting in over a 100 countries. Having been translated into over 30 languages, the accompanying cookbooks are bestsellers not only in the UK but across the world. His 2010 book, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, became Jamie’s first book to sell more than a million times in UK as well as being the fastest-selling non-fiction book since records began.
Anthony Bourdain- The Rock Star
Anthony Bourdain, executive chef of Brasserie Les Halles in New York City, is in true meaning A rock star. He’s tactless, offensive and does NOT wear starched white jackets or fancy hats, in short he’s the anti-celebrity chef. He has his own way of celebrating food. He has a contagious passion for all kinds of food and is damn good at cooking them in addition to that he’s an awesome fiction and non-fiction writer.
He began his career in the food industry more than twenty years ago as a dishwasher, steadily working his way up through preparation, to line cook, to sous chef, and finally chef. His passion for food and bold spirit is responsible for creating millions of fans all around the world.
To see Anthony Bourdain, one would have to watch the Travel Channel’s program on cultural adventure and cookery named as “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” where Anthony plays host in his own crude style.
Paul Bocuse- The King Maker
The father of culinary art is how Paul Bocuse is known as in France. No wonder he’s been a legend for decades. Paul is known among the ultimate chefs related to Nouvelle Cuisine. Nouvelle Cuisine is a complete opposite to traditional haute cuisine. It is less lavish and emphasizes on the importance of high quality fresh ingredients.
Bocuse is known as an ambassador of modern French Cuisine. In 1961 he was privileged with the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France. Bocuse has taught a number of chefs and most of his pupils have made it to the top. This is why he is featured in our top ten chefs of the world and wins our title for The King Maker.
Bocuse has been an apprentice to Fernand Point, who is a known master of classic French cuisine; and Bocuse dedicated his first book to him.
Thomas Keller – The Self-Teacher
Thomas Keller steals the show as he has had no formal education of cooking and never went to a culinary school. He learnt about food by working in restaurants and apprenticing under chefs. He went from one restaurant to another and learned all they had to offer, absorbed the tiniest details about the smallest things. Today he is owner and chef of The French Laundry situated in the Napa Valley of Yountville in California, Bouchon located in Las Vegas, Bouchon Bakery and Per Se at The Time Warner Center, New York City. Due to his vibrant and exhilarating experiences he is widely recognized as one of the finest chefs of America.
He and his French laundry have been granted a number of prestigious awards. In 2005, Per Se won the three-star rating award by the Michelin Guide. Making the name of Thomas Keller famous in the history of culinary industry for he is the sole chef of American origin to obtain two three-star bistros. He is also a well-known author of some award-winning recipe books like the Bouchon Cookbook and The French Laundry Cookbook.
Rocco DiSpirito –a.k.a. the sexiest chef! The fusionist
Rocco’s our sexiest chef; no we did not given him that title, he was granted that officially a couple of years back. Rocco’s culinary experience started at a very young age of 11 at his mother’s kitchen (Nicolin’s).
DiSpirito is notorious for his high-class fusion cooking and Italian-American dishes. The cooking at his mother’s kitchen and his formal training at the respected Culinary Institute of America inspired him to fuse his learning i.e. the Italian and American cooking.
His culinary venture, The Rocco’s never had a smooth drive. There were a number of incidents after the restaurant was initiated, complaints for slow service, bickering among the staff members even a fire in the kitchen. The restaurant was featured in a reality show which lived up to see only two seasons soon after the season ended Rocco’s was shut down.
Wolfgang Puck- The Gold Mine (most earning chef)
Wolfgang Puck has totally changed the way of American cooking and eating. He has used formal French Techniques and Asian and California aesthetics while utilizing the highest quality ingredients in American culinary.
Wolfgang Johann Puck is an Austrian-American chef. He is a Los Angeles based restaurateur, businessman and television personality. Puck has been recently regarded as the most earning chef on the Celebrity 100.
Puck owns a huge group of restaurants, varying from high profile restaurants like Chinois, Cut, Postrio and Spago to the normal ones like Wolfgang Puck Café and Wolfgang Puck Express.
Emeril John Lagasse- the Multitasker
Emeril John Lagasse is a French- Portuguese-American restaurateur and is the chef-owner of many world-famous restaurants in the United States. In addition to being a celebrity chef, Emeril is also an author, television star and a percussionist.
His good natured hosting made him popular among audience in a very less time. Emeril’s restaurants have received top ratings and have been critically acclaimed by the well-regarded magazines of the culinary industry.
Lagasse has contributed a number of recipes to the food selection of the International Space Station in 2006, an effort by NASA to upgrade the food quality for astronauts.
He was also nominated eight times for his cookery shows for a Daytime Emmy Award, but never won. His food empire makes revenue of 150 million dollars per year.
Todd English- The Unswerving Chef
A Boston based chef; William Todd English is a consistent winner in every field he takes up. In addition to being a celebrity chef; he’s a restaurateur, entrepreneur, television personality and a highly acclaimed author. It was in Italy that Todd developed his unique style and approach to food and cooking.
His Television show “Cooking with Todd English” has played a major role in making Todd such a well noted figure in culinary industry. His restaurant “Olives” in Charlestown is one of the trendiest restaurants in the country. English has worked for Delta Airlines as a chief chef as well.
Todd has achieved a number of honors in his culinary career which include appreciation by numerous respected publications in the food industry, publishing three of his own critically acclaimed cook books and being recognized as one of peoples magazines “50 Most Beautiful People” and not to forget his established restaurant brands!
Charlie Trotter- the ultimate Master Chef
Charlie Trotter is a Chicago based Chef, having a degree in political science but a more pressing passion for food he strived into the cooking industry in 1982. Trotter is also a restaurateur, television celebrity and an author. He is the founder of the cooking show Master Chef.
Trotter compares food to an improvisational jazz session, where two melodies are always different to one another; in Trotters opinion same is the case with food. Trotter found his passion for food in his college life through a roommate who loved cooking and after that there was no turning back for him.
Along with sharing his most innovative recipes in “The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter” he has written 14 cook books and 3 management books.
Charlie Trotter was privileged by the International Association of Culinary Professionals with the award of the Humanitarian of the Year In the year 2005.
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