The Food Network gets huge ratings, cooking reality shows multiply, and some chefs become just as recognizable as movie stars. Here is a list of top 10 chefs.

1. Bobby Flay

Robert William Flay is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants. Flay has hosted several Food Network television programs, appeared as a guest and hosted a number of specials on the network. Flay is also featured on the Great Chefs television series. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Bobby Flay

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2. Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is one of the most influential chefs. His book Kitchen Confidential sprung him to stardom by offering a behind-the-scenes look at life in restaurant kitchens mixed with personal anecdotes and stories (lots and lots of substances abused). His show on the Travel Channel, No Reservations, finds him traveling the world getting drunk and eating weird stuff. He’s funny and insightful, with a genuine curiosity about the world. You can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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3. Daniel Boulud

Daniel Boulud is a French chef and restaurateur. Chef-Owner of several award-winning restaurants and the Feast & Fêtes catering company. Daniel Boulud’s list of awards and accomplishments is long: Legion d’honneur from the President of France, Culinary Humanitarian Award at the U.N., Chef of the Year, four-star rating from the New York Times, and three Michelin stars. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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4. Giada de Laurentiis

Giada Pamela De Laurentiis (born August 22, 1970) is an Italian-born American chef, writer, and television personality. She is the host of Food Network’s Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC’s Today. She’s the granddaughter of Dino de Laurentiis, who produced a few of Fellini’s films,  Death Wish, Blue Velvet, and Army of Darkness; her bloodline is rich with talent. With a line of cookware at Target, she shows up on daytime talk shows all the time. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter to know more about her cooking styles.

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5. Paula Deen 

Paula Ann Hiers Deen is an American celebrity chef and cooking show television host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fifteen cookbooks. Deen has been given two more Food Network shows, Paula’s Party and Paula’s Best Dishes. For latest update follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Buy her latest cookbook now: At the Southern Table with Paula Deen

Paula Deen

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6. Mario Batali

Mario Francesco Batali is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality. Mario is one of the most recognized and respected chefs worldwide. Mario was named “Man of the Year” in the chef category by GQ Magazine in 1999. In 2002, he won the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: New York City” award, and in 2005. Mario is also the author of eleven cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning.You can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Mario Batali

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7. Delia Smith

Delia Ann Smith is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills in a no-nonsense style. One of the best-known celebrity chefs in British popular culture, Smith has influenced viewers to become more culinarily adventurous. Some of the more uppity foodies were pissed when she showed viewers how to boil an egg, but when you’re this paid, you start to feel entitled. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Delia Smith

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8. Clare Smyth

Clare Smyth, the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin-stars in the UK. She was Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay from 2012 to 2016. Smyth won the Chef of the Year award in 2013 and achieved a perfect score in the 2015 edition of the Good Food Guide. She admits that restaurants tend to be “testosterone-driven” but is proud that as a female chef she is tough enough to get things done while adding a more collaborative and “kinder’ feminine touch to cooking in her award-winning South Kensington restaurant. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram to know more about her culinary life.

Clare Smyth

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9. Julia Child

Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television program. Julia Child was a beloved TV personality and culinary icon that was admired by generations of chefs. Feel more connected with this celebrity chef through Twitter and Instagram.

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10. Andrew Zimmern

A four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel, The Zimmern List and Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, he has explored cultures in more than 170 countries, promoting impactful ways to think about, create and live with food. To know more about his travel and chef journey follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Andrew Zimmern

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