Celebrity Chef's Food You'd Most Like to Eat?

by yrnej | created - 26 Nov 2014 | updated - 29 Jul 2017 | Public

*they must have (had) their own TV show

Discuss the list here

1. Ted Allen

Self | Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is host of the hit prime-time competition series Chopped (2007) on the Food Network, and a frequent contributor to Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate (2009). He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo's Top Chef (2006) and Food Network's Iron Chef America: ...

2. Lidia Bastianich

Producer | Lidia Celebrates America

Lidia Bastianich was born on February 21, 1947 in Pula, Croatia, Yugoslavia. She is a producer, known for Lidia Celebrates America (2011), Lidia's Kitchen (2013) and Lidia's Italy (2007).

3. Mario Batali

Actor | Fantastic Mr. Fox

Mario Batali counts 26 restaurants, ten cookbooks, numerous television shows and three Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. He opened La Sirena Ristorante, a lively yet elegant trattoria on the plaza level of New York City's Maritime Hotel in Chelsea. This is Mario ...

4. Anthony Bourdain

Producer | Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City, to Gladys (Sacksman), an NYT staff editor, and Pierre Bourdain, a Columbia Records executive. He attended The Englewood School for Boys in New Jersey and Vassar College (for two years), and was a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He began his...

5. Alton Brown

Writer | Good Eats

Alton Brown was born on July 30, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Good Eats (1999), Cooking Thin (2001) and School Daze (1988). He has been married to Elizabeth Ingram since September 29, 2018. He was previously married to Deanna Brown and Unknown.

6. David Chang

Producer | Ugly Delicious

David Chang was born on August 5, 1977 in Vienna, Virginia, USA. He is a podcaster and producer, known for Ugly Delicious (2018), Billions (2016) and Drag Me to Dinner (2023).

7. Julia Child

Writer | The French Chef

Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, California, USA. She was a writer and director, known for The French Chef (1962), Julie & Julia (2009) and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993). She was previously married to Paul Child. She died on August 13, 2004 in Montecito, California, ...

8. Tom Colicchio

Producer | Top Chef

Tom Colicchio was born on August 15, 1962 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Top Chef (2006), The Smurfs (2011) and Billions (2016). He has been married to Lori Silverbush since September 14, 2001. They have two children.

9. Paula Deen

Actress | Elizabethtown

Born in Albany, Georgia, Deen is a notable graduate of Albany High School. She married her first husband after graduating high school in 1965. Her parents both died by the time she was 23, and a resultant fear of death led to chronic agoraphobia. She was a proficient Southern cook, and used it to ...

10. Giada De Laurentiis

Producer | Giada at Home

Giada De Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome, Italy. She is a producer and actress, known for Giada at Home 2.0 (2008), Giada Entertains (2016) and Tripping Out with Alie and Georgia (2013). She was previously married to Todd Thompson.

11. Rocco DiSpirito

Actor | The Ugly Truth

Rocco DiSpirito was born on November 19, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for The Ugly Truth (2009), Castle (2009) and The Knights of Prosperity (2007).

12. Graham Elliot

Actor | The Real O'Neals

Graham Elliot was born on January 4, 1977 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is an actor, known for The Real O'Neals (2016), MasterChef USA (2010) and Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker (2017). He is married to Allie. They have three children.

13. Todd English

Actor | Green Kola

Todd English is known for Green Kola (2022), Food Trip with Todd English (2007) and The Chef's Classic (2015).

14. Guy Fieri

Producer | Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (2006), Guy's Ranch Kitchen (2017) and The War with Grandpa (2020). He has been married to Lori Fieri since 1995. They have two children.

15. Bobby Flay

Producer | Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction

Bobby Flay was born on December 10, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction (2011), Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay (2002) and Entourage (2004).

16. Tyler Florence

Director | Uncrushable

Tyler Florence was born on March 3, 1971 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. He is a director, known for Uncrushable (2018), America's Best Cook (2014) and The Great Food Truck Race (2010). He has been married to Tolan Clark since December 2, 2006. They have two children. He was previously married ...

17. Ina Garten

Self | Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten was born on February 2, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Barefoot Contessa (2002), 30 Rock (2006) and Be My Guest with Ina Garten (2022). She has been married to Jeffrey Garten since December 22, 1968.

18. Duff Goldman

Self | Holiday Baking Championship

Duff Goldman was born on December 17, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Holiday Baking Championship (2014), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and A Gingerbread Christmas (2022). He has been married to Johnna Goldman since January 19, 2019. They have one child.

19. Carla Hall

Actress | Girls Trip

Carla Hall was born on May 12, 1964 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Girls Trip (2017), The Comeback (2005) and Mall Santa. She has been married to Matthew D. Lyons since April 29, 2006.

20. Eddie Huang

Producer | Fresh Off the Boat

Eddie Huang was born on March 1, 1982 in Washington, D.C., USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Fresh Off the Boat (2015), Boogie (2021) and Tuna Melt.

21. Graham Kerr

Writer | Graham Kerr's Kitchen

Graham Kerr was born on January 22, 1934 in London, England, UK. He is a writer and director, known for Graham Kerr's Kitchen (1994), The Galloping Gourmet (1968) and Beat Angel (2004). He was previously married to Treena Kerr.

22. Emeril Lagasse

Actor | Last Holiday

Chef Emeril Lagasse's passion for food was ignited as a young boy growing up in the small town of Fall River, Massachusetts, where he spent time in the kitchen with his mother, Hilda. As a teenager, he worked at a Portuguese bakery where he mastered the art of bread and pastry baking. Upon high ...

23. Nigella Lawson

Actress | Modern Family

Nigella Lawson was born on January 6, 1960 in Wandsworth, London, England, UK. She is a writer and producer, known for Modern Family (2009), Migos: T-Shirt (2017) and Nigella Express (2007). She was previously married to Charles Saatchi and John Diamond.

24. Sandra Lee

Self | Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee is a multiple Emmy® and Gracie Winning International Lifestyle Celebrity with an expertise in the home arts, food, crafts, beauty, fashion, products and integration categories. This iconic go-to expert is a NY Times and Amazon best-selling author of 27 books and the Editor in Chief of ...

25. Jamie Oliver

Self | The Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver's cheeky manner, constant use of the word 'pukka', and down to earth personality have won him legions of fans around the world. He has sold millions of cookery books, opened a restaurant, starred in several TV shows and revolutionised UK school dinners.

He was born May 27th, 1975 and ...

26. Wolfgang Puck


Wolfgang Puck was born on July 8, 1949 in St. Veit an der Glan, Carinthia, Austria. He is an actor and writer, known for Showgirls (1995), The Weather Man (2005) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He has been married to Gelila Assefa since July 7, 2007. They have two children. He was previously ...

27. Gordon Ramsay

Producer | Hell's Kitchen

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. With an injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in football, he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some ...

28. Rachael Ray

Actress | The Emoji Movie

Lives in the Adirondacks with her husband John M. Cusimano, mother Elsa Scuderi, a cat and two fishes. Has a younger brother named Emmanuel (Manny) and an older sister named Maria Betar. Moved to upstate New York when she was in the first grade. At one time, her family owned several restaurants, ...

29. Delia Smith

Actress | Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings

Delia Smith was born on June 18, 1941 in Woking, Surrey, England, UK. She is an actress and writer, known for Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings (2000), Delia Smith's Summer Collection (1993) and Fantasy Football League (1994). She has been married to Michael Wynn Jones since September 11, 1971.

31. Curtis Stone

Actor | Trolls

Curtis Stone began cooking at The Savoy Hotel, in his hometown of Melbourne Australia, at the age of 18. After completing his qualifications as a Chef, he took on his next challenge and set off to Europe seeing what Italy, France and Spain had to offer before finally arriving in London. In London, ...

32. Michael Symon

Self | The Chew

Michael Symon was born on September 19, 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for The Chew (2011), Symon's Dinners Cooking Out (2020) and Burgers, Brew and 'Que (2015). He has been married to Liz Symon since November 1, 1998. They have one child.

33. Christina Tosi

Self | Masterchef

Christina Tosi was born on November 9, 1981 in Ohio, USA. She has been married to Will Guidara since August 1, 2016.

34. Martin Yan

Actor | Love Knows No Bounds

Martin Yan was born on December 22, 1948 in Guangzhou, China. He is an actor, known for Love Knows No Bounds (1995), Improper Channels (1981) and Rice Rhapsody (2004).

35. Andrew Zimmern

Producer | Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern was born on July 4, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (2006), Family Dinner (2021) and The Zimmern List (2016). He has been married to Rishia Anne Felien since December 26, 2002. They have one child.

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