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Lima Peru
Influenced by his artistic mother, Peruvian Virgilio Martinez displayed his culinary passion at a very early age. The former pro skater was forced to travel abroad to develop his passion as there were no culinary schools in his na...
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Tokyo Japan
Japan's culinary maestro Kunio began his career at age of 15 training under his grandfather Teichi Yuki, founder of the world famous Kitchio restaurant. Upon completion of his apprenticeship Kunio took over from his grandfather to...
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Sydney Australia
Born in Thailand shortly after his family escaped Vietnam, Chef Luke Nguyen settled in Australia where his parents opened Pho Cay Du Restaurant in Cabramatta. Versed in the fundamentals of Vietnamese cooking, Nguyen went on to tra...
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Jarpan Sweden
Faviken Magasinet is famous in Sweden and around the world thanks to head chef Magnus Nilsson. Voted among the worlds 50 best restaurants in 2012, Faviken is in north of Stockholm and offers accommodations for diners and traveler...
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California USA
Award-winning Chef Michael Mina, known for his Mediterranean style cuisine, earned early success with his San Francisco seafood restaurant Aqua, and continues to influence the culinary world with his renowned Charles Nob Hill rest...
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Sydney NSW Australia
Arguably one of Australia's most recognizable chefs Luke has worked with some of the worlds greatest ....Among them Globally renowned Michel Roux,as well as Herman Sneider of the Two Faces fame. Luke operates 4 multi award winnin...
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Sydney NSW Australia
Restauranteur, author, respected chef and owner of famed Rockpool restaurants, Neil is one of Australia's most influential chefs. With a history spanning over 2 decades and having established some of Australia's finest restaurants...
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New York USA
Credited for the growing popularity of modern Asian cuisine, Chef David Chang founded and owns the Momofuku Restaurant Group, a global enterprise of restaurants, cocktail bars and dessert bars. Although Chang who's father owned tw...
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New York USA
American firefighter Joseph T Bonanno is also a certified fitness trainer, nutritionist and a member of The International Sports Medicine Association. He is winner of multiple cooking contests including America's Greatest Firehous...
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New York USA
Ethiopian born, American Restauranteur Marcus Sammuleslon is a modern day celebrity chef and TV personality. At the age of two Sammuelson lost his mother to the Ethiopian tuberculosis epidemic and was adopted by Swedish couple. In...
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St Veits Austria
Austrian born, American resident Wolfgang is a world renowned award winning master chef, and philanthropist supporting many charities including make a wish foundation, meals on wheels, childhood diabetes and more. His flagship res...
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New Orleans USA
Cooking by his mother's side as a child and working in a Portuguese bakery as a teen, Emeril embraced the culinary world, declining a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music to earn his undergraduate and doctorate deg...
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Milan Italy
Born in Vicenza Italy, Carlo is one of the top modern age European chefs. He attended the prestigious Professional Hotel Institute and honed his professional career by working at Gualtiero Marchesi, the first Italian restaurant to...
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Phoenix Arizona USA
American born to Cantonese parents and a resident of the South of France, Ken is regarded as the worlds leading authority in Chinese cookery. His interest started at the age of 11 and his passion continued to develop throughout hi...
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Copenhagen Denmark
Blending Nordic and Macedonian cuisines, Chef Rene Redzepi stands among the influential chefs on the worldwide gastronomic scene. As chef owner of Copenhagen's Noma restaurant Redzepi represents his cultural heritage with innovat...
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Brisbane Queensland Australia
A familiar name in culinary circles, Glenn has featured on seven television shows and is noted for being the first Australian to be voted to the World Board Of Chefs. Founder and principal of Xtreme Chef Consulting he started in A...
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Chicago USA
Author of 7 award winning cookbooks, and his highly rated television series ' Mexico - One Plate at a time, Rick is perhaps best known for winning the Bravos Top Chef Master with his Mexican Cuisine. He is recipient of many culina...
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Dublin Ireland
Often referred to the Irish Cooking Queen, Rachel was raised in Dublin and studied at the world famous Ballymalone Cookery School. With a reputation for practical simple and delicious recipes, Rachel's cooking style is ideal for f...
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Modena Italy
Chef Massimo Bottura abandoned his law degree in the mid 80's to open his first restaurant Trattoria de Campazzo on the outskirts of Modena Italy. His love and passion for cooking began at a very young age whilst playing under hi...
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Saitam Japan
Famed chef Nobu apprenticed in Japanese Sushi bars before venturing overseas to continue his classic training. Peru, Argentina, and Alaska were some of the places where culture and regional ingredients played a part in the develop...
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Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Rick Stein is one of Britain's well respected celebrity chefs, entrepreneur and king of the Food Voyage of Discovery. In some ways he is the human version of The Expat Deli, seeking out Food Heroes , the Producers of excellent foo...
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New York USA
Successful supermodel, actress, cookbook author and TV Personality Padma was born in Chennai India and moved to USA when she was 2 years old. Known for her love of food and travel she is an established food expert and authored int...
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Nuriootpa SA Australia
Award winning chef, restauranteur, author, co host of the cooking show " The Cook and the Chef" Maggie's culinary adventure began with the establishment of Pheasant farm in South Australia's Barossa Valley. The Pheasant farm resta...
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Carrington NSW Australia
With cooking a focal point of his childhood, Scott knew his career path early on. Applying his culinary expertise from prestigious cooking positions around the world, including chef to the athletes at the 1984 Summer Olympics in L...
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Victoria Australia
The owner of one of Melbourne best Mediterranean Restaurants " La Luna", Adrian followed in his fathers footsteps and gained his pilot licence at the age of 16. But it was his grandfathers influence that let him to explore his pa...
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Michigan USA
World renowned Charcuterie expert and Award Winning Chef Bryan Polcyn is chef and proprietor of some of USA most acclaimed restaurants among them Michigan's famed Forest Grill. An exponent of using the freshest and seasonal local ...
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Yountville California USA
This American super chef with exceptional culinary skills began his career at a young age working in a Palm Springs restaurant managed by his mother. He later moved to France where he worked in established Michelin star restaurant...
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Singapore
Upon completing her economics degree in Australia Janice Wong's career focus shifted from finance to food. She studied pastry at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu for 6 years after which she developed and perfected her skills by work...
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Quebec Canada
Chef Normand Laprise is both a cook and a writer but before he followed his passion for cooking his first venture was in the academic field of accounting. His farm life as a child was perhaps the foundation of his likeness for fre...
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San Diego USA
Host of Cathlyn's Korean Kitchen, Cathlyn was born in Vietnam to Korean Parents. She began to experiment with traditional Korean meals at the tender age of 10, alongside mother and grandmother and by the age of 12 she was prepari...
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Sydney Australia
He may have been born and raised in Japan, but Chef Tetsuya Wakuda has taken Australia by storm with his innovative cuisine that blends Japanese and French cooking styles to produce unique and delicious flavours. Since coming to A...
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New York USA
New York born restauranteur Anthony Bourdain is an accomplished author, TV personality and acclaimed chef. He graduated at the Culinary Institute of America and began his career washing dishes before working his way up to sous che...
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London England United Kingdom
Modern natural cuisine aficionado chef Tom AIkens is the youngest British chef to earn two Michelin stars, doing so as head chef and co-proprietor of Pied a Terre at age 26. After graduating from the Norwich City College Hotel Sch...
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Paris France
At a young age this bricklayers son, born to an avid catholic family considered dedicating his life to god until his aspirations led him to the path of gastronomy. Far exceeding his own expectations Joel has become one of the most...
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New York NY USA
Born in Cairns Australia with a multi cultural upbringing along with a passion to experiment with food at a young age each played a part in the development of Shaun Hergatt's culinary skills. He has apprenticed at some of the fine...
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Melbourne Australia
Kate attended cooking school in France at the Moulin De Mougins Restaurant on the French Riviera , worked in their kitchen and has been a personal chef to the stars including Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meg Ryan. She is tra...
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New York USA
Originally from the small region of Alsace, France, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has taken New York City by storm. Recognized as a prominent chef-restaurant owner, Vongerichten heads Jean-Georges Management, which oversees a res...
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Massachusetts USA
Among the most decorated chefs in the world, Chef Todd English is chef-restaurateur of nationally and internationally acclaimed Olives, which he started in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1989 with other worldwide locations thereafte...
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Toronto Canada
Actor, model, producer, author and celebrity chef, Canadian Born David has a strong affiliation with his Italian background. This and his love for cooking have paved the way for the famous chef's globally acclaimed food show " Do...
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San Fransisco USA
His world famous restaurant Coi has been awarded two Michelin stars and he is one of the most favored and celebrated chefs in his time. However, Daniel's career did did not follow the usual path, although he did begin his career a...
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Madrid Spain
Growing up in his native Spain Sergi had two passions. One was for cooking and the other the dream of becoming a rock star. He formed a rock band in his teens and also enrolled in Culinary School in Barcelona where he further expl...
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Spain
Starting out as a dishwasher in a hotel restaurant after dropping out of school, Chef Ferran Adria engrossed himself in basic cooking techniques that inspired his own culinary style. At the age of 23, Adria became head chef at El ...
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Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
Cassandra, wife of Glenn Austin is in her own right an accomplished chef, recipe developer culinary judge and Women in WACS representative for the Pacific Rim. She is proprietor of Casstronomy Elite Catering and Hospitality Servic...
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Mantova Italy
Recipient of the 2013 Verve Cliquot best chef award, Nadia is head chef at Dal Pescatore, one of Italy's best restaurants and in her husbands family since 1925. Although she studied food chemistry at university, Nadia has never ta...
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Brisbane Australia
A professional chef, author, freelance writer and culinary consultant , Matt has worked at various 5 star hotels restaurants , catering companies, boat charters and major events. Favoring modern Australian Cuisine with strong fren...
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Japan
Trained under Japan's Masterchefs, Masaharu himself is now an acclaimed chef, receiving notoriety for his cutting edge cuisine and superb knife skills. He expertly merges traditional Japanese sushi and Kaiseki and Chinese cuisines...
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Sumatra Indonesia
Indonesian celebrity chef Farah Quinn studied finance at university in USA before changing her field of study to the culinary arts. Following her passion for cooking which began in her homeland Sumatra, Farah completed a degree co...
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Sydney NSW Australia
From farm boy to celebrity chef, Matt was raised on a dairy farm before leaving school at 15 to pursue his career as a chef. A household name from his appearances on TV shows including Master chef, The Chopping Block and My Restau...
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Pretoria Gauteng South Africa
Stephen Billingham knew at the age of 12 that he wanted to take up a career in professional cookery. Today he is a director of HTA School of Culinary Arts and under his leadership, has seen students win numerous culinary awards.
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New York NY United States Of America
A name synonymous with modern Italian Cuisine, Mario is among the most recognized and respected US chefs with acclaimed restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newport Beach ,Westport , Singapore, numerous TV food shows, ...
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Syosset New York USA
A unique and dedicated wholistic chef Kathryn is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts. She is a teacher, lecturer and consultant that specializes in food and healing. Her passion and involvement ...
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Melbourne Australia
Experimenting in his grandmothers kitchen as a young boy led Shannon to take up home economics at school and at the age of 15 an apprenticeship at the Melbourne Hyatt Hotel. He further developed his culinary skills whilst working ...
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Paris France
The smell of cooking with farm fresh ingredients in his grandmothers kitchen first attracted 12 year old Alain Ducasse to become a chef. Managing to convince his parents to allow him to follow his passion he began his apprenticesh...
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New York USA
Combine being raised on a family farm with a grandmother's cooking and a passion for food and the end result is French born Daniel Boulud's acclaimed French Cuisine. Trained by some of France's renowned Chefs, Boulud went on to es...
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New York USA
Born and raised in France, Chef Eric Ripert was just a youngster when he learned to cook from his grandmother. Following culinary school in Peripignan France , Rupert worked in restaurants in Paris before arriving in the United...
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New York City United States Of America
As one of America's critically acclaimed Chef / Restaurateurs the Bobby Flay name is synonymous with the flavors of South Western USA. Displaying a passion for cooking at an early age, Bobby arranged his mothers grocery list, made...
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Melbourne Australia
Awarded Chef of the Year - by the Age Good Food Guide, Ben Shewry enjoyed his childhood in North Taranaki, New Zealand. It was here that he claimed at the age of 5 to one day become a chef, and at the age of 10 he had started mast...
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Sydney Australia
Founder of " The Healthy Chef", classically French trained Teresa has a passion for Nutrition, Diet and all things healthy. She is an internationally acclaimed fitness trainer and combines her extensive knowledge of food, nutritio...
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Chicago Illionois USA
Rising star pastry chef Dana Cree has worked in some of the world's best kitchens with her impressive list including England's The Fat Duck, Copenhagen's Noma, Denmark's Kadeau, Beverley Hill's Spago, New York's WD-50 and currentl...
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Menton France
Chef Mauro loves tomatoes in his dishes. His restaurant in Menton, France can attest to that. As head chef of Mirazur Fine Dining, he has achieved global recognition through the use of the sweet, tangy and sour flavors of his toma...
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California USA
Greek American Iron Chef, restauranteur and co host around the world in 80 plates, Cat Cora began her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 15 when she prepared a business plan and set about to realize her dreams. Her restauranteu...
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Melbourne Australia
Leading Australian Chef, Presenter and food media personality Guy is owner of several renowned restaurants including the iconic Grossi Florentino and Bangkok's Grossi Trattoria. He is acclaimed among the industry for his focus and...
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Birmingham USA
Gaining his his culinary education at the famous French School Ecole Du Domaine in Paris, Serge developed his technique whilst working with some the of worlds renowned chefs among them Cyril Lignac and Patric Fauconnet. In a bid t...
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New York NY United States Of America
Rachael Ray's cooking style has been influenced by her multi cultural heritage mix of Italian, French, Scottish and Welsh. Italian and Cajun flavors are found throughout her unique recipes with their distinct herbs spices and sto...
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London England United Kingdom
British Celebrity Chef, restauranteur and Television personality Marco Pierre White is often referred to as the godfather of modern cooking. One of the nations finest chefs is well known for his colorful personality and rock star ...
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Haryana India
India's most recognized celebrity chef began his career in Hotel Management. Perfecting his passion by working in hotels throughout India Sanjeev eventually became Executive Chef at Mumbai's famed Centaur Hotel. This paved the way...
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Mildura Australia
Mildura's iconic award winning chef, Stefano is well know for his two chefs hat restaurant, cookbooks, and his role as a featured guest on Televisions Master Chef 'The Professionals'. Added to the Stefano name is a cafe, and sele...
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London United Kingdom
James Trevor Oliver, is a British celebrity chef and restaurateur, know the world over for his organic culinary expertise in Italian and British cuisine. He began his culinary career as a pastry chef and quickly moved on to serve...
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New York City United States Of America
American renowned Chef, Ina Rosenberg Garten, was born and bred in New York City. She is an established author of numerous cook books, is a host of the Food Network Program 'Barefoot Contessa', has worked at the white house, and ...
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Northcote Victoria Australia
Colorful Australian Chef Scott Pickett, discovered the passion for cooking at a very young age. When he was just 18, he was termed as ‘one to watch' by Judge Bruno Cerdan of Salon Culinaire. He represented Australia at Bocuse D'...
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Miami United States Of America
Often referred to as the " Queen of Greens" Lauren's mission is to share the benefits of healthy eating and raising awareness through food artistry and flavors using raw healthy organic ingredients. An esteemed Le Cordon Bleu Pari...
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London United Kingdom
Based in London, Chef, Yatam is a restaurateur, writer and TV personality renowned for his vegetarian cooking. Born in Jerusalem, Yatam has a masters degree in philosophy and literature but his passion has always been cooking, and...
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London United Kingdom
Atul Kochhar is an Indian born, British based chef, restaurateur and television personality. Born in the steel city Jamshedpur, India in 1969, Atul Kochhar migrated to Britain. He can boast of bringing in the Indian style of cooki...
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Dublin Ireland
Two hatted Irish chef and ‘Australian My Kitchen Rules guest judge, Colin Fassnidge discovered his passion for cooking at a very early age. He began his career as a chef at London's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in 1994 under accla...
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