24 Chefs Who Revolutionized Food

Julia Kid

Julia Child is one of the most famous chefs in American history. Her two-part cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published in 1961.

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was a chef, traveller, & storyteller. Bourdain taught the world to find local restaurants when travelling, cook at home, & avoid ordering fish on Mondays.

Ina Garten

She started out her career as a nuclear budget analyst for the White House, but Ina Garten is now a household name thanks to her many cookbooks & Food Network show Barefoot Contessa.


Martha Stewart cooks, gardens, entertains, makes DIY crafts, & decorates. She's contributed tried-&-true recipes for classic dishes like chocolate chip cookies & roasted vegetables.


Yotam Ottolenghi helped popularise Middle Eastern ingredients & runs five successful restaurants. He's known for his unorthodox flavor combinations & use of lentils & pulses.

Alain Ducasse

Alton Brown has been with the Food Network for over 20 years. Good Eats uses classroom methods & silly sketches to explain how to create the perfect dish.


Bakers know Duff Goldman. Charm City Cakes owner & Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman takes a creative approach to baking.

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