Can You Identify These Famous Chefs From an Image?


By: Jennifer Post

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Becoming a chef is something that a lot of people have dreamt about since childhood. But there are so many different types of chefs out there, given the variety of cuisines, levels of restaurants and goals that each chef might focus on. The main thing they all have in common is that they are serious and passionate about their craft. Given how rigorous culinary school is, you have to be serious. 

But going to culinary school isn’t really a requirement for being a chef. It’s all about putting in the time and effort that it takes to become skilled and successful. If you do it just right, you can become one of the most famous chefs in the world.

Television chefs have taken the world by storm. There are whole channels dedicated to those who can carry their weight on TV and also make incredibly delicious food.

There are still those chefs who make some appearances on TV but are mostly focused on their famous Michelin star restaurants. These chefs are famous, too, because their restaurants are highly sought after and people will pay hundreds if not thousands to eat there. 

Do you think you can name all of these famous chefs from an image? Take the quiz now to find out!

Traveling around the world and experiencing the food of different cultures are his legacy in life. Which gray haired and serious-faced chef brought viewers along for the ride?

While life was a constant struggle for Anthony Bourdain, until he could not go on any longer, what he left the world with will last for lifetimes to come. He truly did change the way people look at food and culture, via his books and shows, including "Parts Unknown."


This Michelin Star chef loves to tell people they’re panini heads, but he is notoriously lovely to children. Who is it?

Gordon Ramsay plays a mean chef on TV, but in real life he is just passionate about food. However, he has become quite the Twitter sensation for rating people’s meager attempts at cooking.


With a competition show, a brunch show and a burger bar, he has taken the food world by storm with his signature flavors and ginger locks. Which chef is it?

Bobby Flay is one of the original famous TV chefs on the Food Network, and he has numerous shows and restaurants to show for it. Did you know he was also once married to D.A. Cabot on "Law & Order: SVU"?


He does his best to bring healthy foods to cafeterias and children worldwide, and he does it all with his shaggy, British look. Who is it?

Jamie Oliver has gotten a lot of negative feedback for trying to control the food that is served in cafeterias, all because he wants healthier options available to kids at a crucial growth and development time in their lives. Sadly, for school officials and politicians it's often about the money.


His name graces a foundation and an award for outstanding chefs. Which man, despite his name, was quite hairless?

The James Beard Award is named in his honor and is one of the most prestigious awards a chef, restauranteur or food writer could possibly earn. His love for food touched many lives and continues to do so through the foundation.


Which chef is known for red locks, his bright, round face and simple Italian food?

Despite his recent troubles, Mario Batali will always be known as the chef walking around the kitchen with socks and Crocs on. His simple Italian recipes won the hearts of many Food Network viewers.


One of the first real celebrity chefs, this boisterous man made sure everyone knew how to flavor things. Who is it?

Emeril Lagasse is known as much for his one-liners and jokes as he is for his flavorful Louisiana cooking. He coined the term “bam!” when adding anything to a dish. While he’s been out of the spotlight lately, other than guest appearances on "Top Chef," you can still go to his restaurant and sample his delicious dealings.


Always smiling and always ready to talk about food, which famous Austrian chef, with his wispy gray hair, will delight you in the kitchen and in conversation?

Wolfgang Puck has got restaurants all over, but his Las Vegas places are the real crown jewels. People travel from all over to get a glimpse of this renowned chef and try his signature dishes, like the Beef Wellington.


Don’t let her small stature fool you! Which famous chef has a big personality, big Italian curls and an even bigger heart?

Her pronunciation of Italian words can be a little much, but her passion for fresh ingredients and light-California-meets-Italian food is just right. She makes her recipes accessible and easy to complete for even the most novice cook, but challenging and delicious enough for the most seasoned one.


She can have dinner ready in no time. Which famous alliterative chef has a daytime talk show and a cooking show all at once?

If you don’t know who Rachael Ray is, you probably don’t own a television. Her 30-minute meals and abbreviations like EVOO and “delish” made her famous, and she has built an entire brand off of it. She’s even got dog food now!


She was tall, she was mighty and she never gave up. Which chef taught everyone the approachable way to French cuisine?

A true pioneer, Julia Child inspired women and home cooks everywhere when she set out to create a book, in English, of some of the most difficult but rewarding French recipes. Her life has been made into movies, books and museum exhibits all over the world.


Her extreme southern accent and flippy gray hair are the most recognizable things about which famous TV chef?

Despite her fall from grace, she's remembered for her delicious food. If you don’t love butter or mayo, maybe don’t make one of her recipes. Paula Deen prides herself on her down-home, southern comfort food, sparing no calorie in the process.


You can’t miss his flame shirts or his signature sunglasses worn on the back of his head. Or maybe it’s the spiky hair. Either way, which famous chef is always hitting the road for adventure?

Check him out on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" on the Food Network. You can hear him – and see him – coming from a mile away, and it’s that persona that has launched him into TV chef stardom. Did you know he started out as the winner of "The Next Food Network Star"? We’d say it worked!


He’ll teach you food science while also rocking some seriously stylish glasses and salt-and-pepper hair. Who is it?

He will tell you about salt and meat and why it helps brown the protein while cooking, and he’ll also give you the best chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ve ever had. This combination of food and science has been around for a while, but Alton brought it to the forefront for the average person.


His debonair looks and winning smile aren’t the only good things about this chef. He also created a book to help people choose healthier options for indulgent foods. Who is he?

“Now Eat This!” is a great resource for those who love foods that are considered not so healthy. DiSpirito provides better alternatives for your favorite take out foods, snack foods and the like. He’s taken that concept and turned it into TV shows and guest appearances.


You can’t miss her signature denim button downs and cropped brown hair, any more than you can miss her cruising down the streets of the Hamptons. Which famous chef loves good ingredients and easy recipes?

There’s so much to say about America’s sweetheart. Did you know she used to work at the White House in the Office of Management and Budget? Is there anything this woman can’t do? Oh yeah, use bad olive oil!


Now featured in walnut commercials, she’s been a staple on TV for years. Which famous chef is it?

She now makes frequent appearances on the Food Network as a judge on "Chopped," "Cutthroat Kitchen" and "Guy’s Grocery Games," but she used to host her own cooking show as well. You can taste her food at her restaurant, Butter.


Her Greek heritage seeps into her delicious food and her talents took her all the way to "Iron Chef America." Who is it?

You don’t hear much about Cora these days, as she's had some legal issues, but that doesn’t stop her from creating delicious food. She was the first female Iron Chef and has appeared on many TV cooking shows.


You’ll recognize him as the main judge on "Top Chef," but his bald head and warm smile don’t mean he won’t send someone packing their knives and going home. Who is he?

The owner of many restaurants in New York, L.A. and elsewhere, you’ll either see him behind the line at one of his restaurants or gallivanting around the world as a "Top Chef" judge. He’s a James Beard Award winner and does work for hunger relief missions.


Her curves know no bounds and her love for food is contagious. Which glamorous TV chef is always sneaking to the fridge at night for a bite of dessert?

Food has never looked as seductive as when it’s made and eaten by Nigella Lawson. She makes the most decadent food that most people only dream of, and she does it without shame or judgment. Add some extra butter? No problem. She’ll also tell you that her food makes for the best midnight snack.


This mustached food maven is seen on lesser known food channels, but his quality of food and flavor are worth of the spotlight. Which chef is it?

Maybe one of the lesser-known famous chefs, he sticks to channels that really appreciate the art of good ingredients and good food. Maybe he can’t make a weeknight dinner in 30 minutes or whip up three different 15-minute meals like some other TV chefs, but that’s not what his food is about, anyway.


He could basically be your French grandpa with his sweet face, but his food is anything but ordinary. Which famous chef has cooked for the Obamas and has 24 James Beard Foundation Awards?

At over 80 years old, Pepin is still going strong. He is active in culinary schools, serving as the dean at the International Culinary Center and a member of the gastronomy department at Boston University. He even designs menus for Oceania Cruises.


This all-American chef will dazzle you with charm and then tickle your taste buds with elevated southern food. Who is it?

His big personality took him to the TV hosting route, but Tyler Florence got his start with cooking shows. He’s hosted or been a judge on more than ten shows and has more coming. He isn’t slowing down any time soon, and we’re here for it!


This big smiled, blond haired, famous Australian chef brings his rustic approach to food and witty entertainment to your TV. Who is it?

He’s one famous chef who has hosted and judged multiple shows, from Australia to the United States. He was also a contestant on "The Apprentice" with Donald Trump and came in fourth. His main goal is to teach people how to cook and not be so afraid of experimenting in the kitchen.


If you get a handshake from this blue-eyed silver fox, consider yourself the luckiest. Which famous British chef holds people to the highest of standards, but gives credit where credit is due?

If you’ve ever seen "The Great British Bake Off," then you know exactly who Paul Hollywood is. He’s good looking, he takes food seriously, and he is genuinely happy when people make something delicious and thoughtfully presented.


Owner of Le Bernardin, his heavy French accent makes him sound tough and abrasive, but his subtle voice and friendly eyes make all the difference. Which chef is it?

Ripert has modernized French food and turned it into an unforgettable experience at his three Michelin star restaurant in New York City. His career started at the young age of 17 and hasn’t stopped since. He has worked with some of the most renowned chefs and is now one himself.


She’ll teach you the ways of her Italian family with cooking and storytelling, and she’ll do it while switching back and forth between English and Italian. Who is it?

Lidia owns multiple restaurants with members of her family, but continues to cook on air on "Lidia’s Kitchen." She teaches people how to make traditional Italian dishes that you won’t find at many restaurants (maybe other than her own) and shares stories of her childhood with the world.


She loves a good cocktail and hates a soggy bottom. Which famous TV chef is the perfect complement to her steely eyed partner in judging?

She brings the personality to "The Great British Bake Off" and stands right alongside Paul Hollywood. She’s mostly the good cop to his bad cop and likes to raise up the contestants when they’re feeling down.


He popularized molecular gastronomy, and while his long hair makes him seem chill and casual, he takes liquid nitrogen very seriously. Who is it?

While he didn’t invent the concept of molecular gastronomy, he helped make it more accessible to those who were interested. Richard Blais of "Top Chef" fame cited him as one of his biggest inspirations.


Popular on PBS, this tall, dark and handsome chef is more than happy to take viewers around the world to find the most delicious food. Who is it?

He has hosted many cooking and traveling shows on PBS. He also owns many restaurants and has authored cookbooks. You can currently find him hosting workshops or working at one of his many restaurants.


She’s the queen of baking and doesn’t skimp on fat, flavor or witty remarks. Which famous chef is a staple in the baking world?

Not many people could come back from an insider trading conviction like Martha Stewart has. Her career has barely taken a step back, and she is arguably more famous than ever. It doesn’t hurt that she also has a famous best friend in Snoop Dogg.


She prides herself on simple recipes done right, even if she has to stand on a step stool to do it. Which small but sassy famous chef are we talking about?

Before the era of big personalities and showy food creations, there was Sara Moulton. She was classically trained but had a real “mom” feel to her in the way she cooked and presented her food. She just wanted good and simple food to be approachable and available to everyone.


She’s got big hair and an even bigger personality while she cooks up some of her favorite southern comfort food. Which chef really lives up to her name with her matching personality?

Sunny Anderson first appeared on television on "Emeril Live!" back in 2005. Since then she has hosted several solo cooking shows. These days you can find her on the daily show "The Kitchen" with other food enthusiasts, including Katie Lee.


Considered to be the father of the farm to table movement, which chef has appeared on "Chef’s Table" and continues to explore ways to grow, make and serve sustainable food?

The idea of crop rotation is one that Barber holds close to his heart. It’s a way to make sure everything that is planted serves a purpose, not only to be consumed but also to help the soil stay fertile. He truly is revolutionizing the concept of farm to table.


He takes terrible, dirty and ill-performing restaurants and turns them into culinary masterpieces. Who is he?

"Restaurant Impossible" was taken off the air at the Food Network, but because of its popularity and the demand for its return, the channel decided to bring it back. Robert Irvine brings tough love, hard work and a wealth of knowledge to turn these people's restaurants – and lives – around.


Which famous chef will judge you for your cooking, but it's okay because he's super nice about it and really knows what he's talking about?

You can find Murphy on "Guy's Grocery Games," "Chopped" and other food competition shows on the Food Network. He can judge others because he's been in the industry for years, opening restaurants and executive cheffing.


Her signature bleached blonde locks might give her away, but so will her big personality and even bigger food. Who is it?

Anne Burrell got her start on TV as Mario Batali's sous chef on "Iron Chef." She used to be an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education and now hosts many shows for the Food Network.


Visit this famous chef at the French Laundry and experience food like never before. Which chef is it?

Thomas Keller is the chef and owner of the French Laundry, and he served as a consultant on the animated film "Ratatouille." He says the term "farm to table" is absurd because, from the early days, everything was brought from a farm to a table.


Which famous chef is known for his laugh as much as he is known for his über-realistic cakes?

Owner of Charm City Cakes, Duff Goldman continues to work in his bakery. As his fame has grown, he has taken on other roles, such as hosting a bake-off series on the Food Network and appearing at food events.


It's always cocktail time for this chef, famous for her semi-homemade cooking. Who is it?

Sandra Lee was like your neighbor that always had food at the ready to serve any guests that might come over. It was easy for her to do so, because she utilized premade foods and put her homemade spin on them on "Semi-Homemade Cooking." As the partner of Governor Mario Cuomo, she is also the first lady of New York.


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