The present scenario in the food and beverage industry has completely been transformed and the job of a chef is not confined to only cooking now. Today, chefs are becoming recognized faces as they are appearing on cookery shows on television and writing top rated cookery books. In fact, they are the kings of the culinary world, who create feasts for the mouth as well as the eyes. This is how they are making lots and lots of money as well as earning fame all over the world.
Here is a list of top 10 chefs in the world:
10. Buddy Valastro
Buddy Valastro is another leading chef, who is also a famous TV personality and a successful businessman. This reputed Italian American chef has earned nearly $ 50 million from food business.
9. Charlie Trotter
Charlie Trotter, the founder of the TV show MasterChef is another leading nom among the top chefs in the world. This Chicago based chef was driven into this career with sheer passion and has written nearly 14 cook books in his illustrious career.
8. Paul Bocuse
Known as the Father of Culinary Art in France, Paul Bocuse is a leading chef specializing in French cuisine. He has received many prestigious awards, including the title of Meilleur Oliver de France and Leadership Award by Culinary Institute of America. He has also earned the title of “Chef of the Century”.
7. Emeril Lagasse
Another name in the list of top 10 chefs in the world is Emeril Lagasse, a French-Portuguese-American chef and restaurateur, who owns several restaurants in the US. He makes annual revenue of $ 150 million from his food and is also a successful author and TV personality.
6. Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White, a British chef is considered to be the father of modern international cuisine. He had the honor of being the youngest chef to receive a Michelin Star at the age of 33 years. Besides being a celebrity chef, he has judged the famous cookery show “The Masterchef Australia:Professionals”.
5. Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor, a famous chef from India, features next on the list of top 10 chefs in the world. He started his career as an executive chef in the Centaur Hotel in Mumbai and soon became one of the top chefs in the country. His television show “Khana Khazana” has been the longest running cookery show in Asia.
4. Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver is the British chef, who believes in cooking the fresh and natural way, rather than focusing on processed food. He wrote a best selling cookbook called “Jamies 30 Minute Meal” amd also hosted a hit cookery show called “The Naked Chef”.
3. Thomas Keller
The next name in the list of top 10 chefs in the world is that of American chef, writer and restaurateur Thomas Keller, who started as an amateur, but has become one of the most famous chefs today. He was given the title of the Best Californian Chef in 1997. His restaurants French Laundry and Restaurant Per Se got a 3 star rating in the Michelin Guide for New York.
2. Wolfgang Puck
One of the most famous chefs in the world is the American-Australian chef, Wolfgang Puck, whose restaurants like Postrio, Spago and Cut and Chinois are among the top restaurants in the US. He also runs catering services, for which he has been chosen as the official caterer at the Academy Awards.
1. Gordon Ramsay
Topping the list of best chefs in the world is the Englishman called Gordon Ramsay, who has built a net worth of a whopping $ 60 million, from his multi features roles of a chef, restaurateur and a TV star. He is the only chef in UK to have received 10 Michelin stars. He started his restaurant called “Restaurant Gordon Ramsay” at the age of 31 years and has written some bestselling cookbooks.
Some other famous chefs in the world are Anthony Bourdain, Julia Child, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri.