The art of cooking has been evolving for almost million years; and nowadays, best chefs are endeavor into delve world of culinary masterpiece and gastronomic delights. To become top chef, you need to have creative imaginations like a pot, dedication like a bodybuilder, precision like neurosurgeon and at the same time, passion in foods. There are brilliant people who are exceptional in cooking, and become cultural and social icons in this kind of industry.

Here are top chefs in the USA that create big names in cooking industry.

Thomas Keller

He is one of the most synonymous in terms of culinary excellence. His Excellency in cooking inducted him into Culinary Hall of Fame in year 2001 and has been awarded with three stars by Michelin Guide for almost three times. His restaurant, French Laundry, also earns three Michelin stars and included to the best restaurants all over the world.


Eric Ripert

This man is the owner of Le Bernardin, which is one of the best restaurants in the country, as well as in the whole world. His cooking style is French, offering unmatched mastery when it comes to sea foods and earning himself as the international acclaim.

Mario Batali

His career started as a dishwasher boy but today, he is one of the co-owner of top restaurants that can be found all over the world. He specializes in Italian cuisine, and is considered as the most talented chefs in the US, wherein he achieved list of awards into several pages.

Gary Danko

He owns Michelin restaurant in San Francisco, California. His passion in cooking offers style of blend Mediterranean and American elements. He was named the best chef in California by his restaurant and James Beard Foundation and achieves ratings of five stars from Mobil Travel Guide.

Thomas “TOM” Colicchio

Tom is one of the head judges in television series “The Chef”, a reality show in cooking. He is also the co-founder of Gramercy Tavern and awarded with three stars out of four from New York Times.

Alice Waters

She is the one who started the advocate of organic produce. She was a French Culture student and traveled in France, wherein she was fascinated by fresh produce that she saw in the market. She is the first woman Chef in America that contributes countless and priceless accolades and awards.

alice waters
alice waters

Alfred Portale

He is the finest chefs in the US with huge popularity for being the pioneer of New American Cuisine Movement. He graduated from Culinary Institute of American during 1981 and became a chef of The Gotham Bar and Grill. He also became a mentor of some top chefs like Christopher Lee and Tom Valenti.

Alton Brown

He is one of the eminent chefs in US that created lots of TV shows, hosts and writes several books in cooking. He also received award in James Beard Award during 2011. This chef has the great understanding in the aspect of scientific cooking.

These people are well known in cooking industry and contributed their masterpiece in the art of cooking.


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