Notable American Chefs
American chefs have been influential both in the food industry and
in popular culture. An important 19th Century American chef was
Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City.
American cooking has been exported around the world, both through
the global expansion of restaurant chains such as T.G.I. Friday's
and McDonald's and the efforts of individual restaurateurs such as
Bob Payton, credited with bringing American-style pizza to the UK.
first generation of television chefs such as tended to concentrate
on cooking based primarily on European, especially French and
- Robert Carrier
- Julia Child
Only during the 1970s and 80s did television chefs such as:
shift the focus towards home-grown cooking styles, particularly
those of the different ethnic groups within the nation.
Notable American restaurant chefs include:
- Thomas Keller
- Charlie Trotter
- Grant Achatz
- Alfred Portale
- Paul Prudhomme
- Paul Bertolli
- Alice Waters
- Mario Batali
- Alton Brown
- Emeril Lagasse
- Cat Cora
- Michael Symon
- Bobby Flay
- Ina Garten
- Todd English
- Paula Deen.