The Best Chefs in the World Today


For those of us whose minds are ruled by the stomach, food is the only thing that could turn an ordinary day into extraordinary. Although our mothers qualify for the best chefs in the world (because they spoil us by preparing our favorite meals, + whenever we want to), there are people who have an exceptional cooking talent, creativity and imagination and know how to make a basic plate look amazing. Chefs are skilled in preparing various meals, experienced in combining ingredients and always ready to have fun in their kitchens.

America’s obsession has never been at a higher level than now and it is a consequence of the many cooking competition and how-to shows, culinary web-sites and magazines. We’ve made up a list of 6 chefs who earned a huge reputation on their cooking style and signature dishes. Their unique culinary imagination and their extensive and inspiring culinary skills, guided by their fierce passion for cooking, have caused a world-wide food revolution.

Julia Child

Julia Child

Much has been said about this lady, but she is worth every little bit of attention. Julia Child is one of the first ever celebrity chefs in the world and she made a revolution in America by introducing the French cuisine. She showed the Americans how to add a little French to their tables in her absolute hit TV show “The French Chef” and through the pages of her cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”.

Gordon James Ramsay

Gordon James Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay’s popularity goes beyond amazing, as there is no single (walking) human being who hasn’t heard his name. The Scottish-born chef, who was raised in the UK, demonstrates his incredible culinary skills in several TV shows, with “Hell’s Kitchen”, “MasterChef” and “Kitchen’s Nightmares” being his most popular ever. As many other celebrity chefs, Ramsay has also published a few cookbooks and they all became best-sellers. Gordon is the only British chef to win 16 Michelin stars.

Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter is not only one of the most famous, most skillful and best chefs in the whole world, but he is also the founder of the world’s most popular TV cooking show – MasterChef. Charlie has a Political Science Degree, but it wasn’t of a great use, as he soon discovered his fierce passion for cooking. In addition to being a popular chef and restaurateur, he is also an author of 14 cookbooks and 3 management books.

Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse

The French-Portuguese-American chef, known for winning the James Beard Award, is one of the richest and most famous chefs in the world. Emeril Lagasse is the owner of several restaurants in the USA, the author of many cookbooks, the host of few TV cooking shows and a big megastar in the culinary world. His debut TV show “Essence of Emeril” was paying him $50 per episode, but his earnings, along with his fame, have increased largely ever since.

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck is definitely the celebrity chef with the most unique cooking style of all. His cuisine is ever-changing, as he mixes ingredients of Asian, Californian and French tradition and culture to prepare American dishes. The reason why his style can only be described as mystical could be that he uses magic, who knows. Besides being a regular guest on “Good Morning America”, Wolfgang has hosted and starred in a plenty of other TV cooking shows.

Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse is the best French chef who serves French cuisine like no one else. Known as “The Father of Culinary Art in France”, Paul has been a cooking legend for decades and inspired many celebrity chefs. He has also taught his mad culinary skills to other now world-known chefs, just to make sure his cooking abilities will live forever. Paul Bocuse is the greatest ambassador of French cuisine there was and ever will be.

Goran Nikolov is a content writer of Protista, a website where you can find a lot of interesting lists. He is from Macedonia and has a passion to write lists about everything that surrounds him, especially about sports, health, music, technology and history. Goran loves to play basketball in his free time, enjoys playing on his guitar and sharing his thoughts with others.