11 Most Beloved Celebrity Chefs on TV

Matt R.

Gordon Ramsay is not on the following list.

Yes, he has a number of his reality shows to his name.

But does anyone actually like Ramsay himself?!? It's debatable.

Below, however, we've compiled a rundown of celebrity chefs who are universally liked by all who watch their programs. For the most part, at least.

Who is your favorite?

1. Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern
By focuzing on bizarre foods, Zimmern has carved out a unique, fun niche. He also seems like a totally normal guy.

2. Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse
He has 14 restaurants. He has eight shows on which he's been featured. It's hard to find a more impressive resume anywhere on this list.

3. Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain
You probably love him or hate him. But Bourdain has strong points of view and takes viewers on legitimate adventures each week on Parts Unknown.

4. Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver
Yes, he's easy on the eyes, ladies. But we also admire his goal of educating the public over ways to eat healthy.

5. Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay
Can we use the term "meat porn" here? Let's hope so. Because that's what comes to mind when we watch Flay talk about grilling.

6. Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai
Not as known to the mainstream audience as others listed here. But Simply Ming is our favorite show on PBS.

7. Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless
Here's a challenge: watch his PBS series, Mexico: One Plate at a Time, and just try not to run out for tacos afterward.

8. Mario Batali

Mario Batali
He has over 20 restaurants to his name. He may be on TV a tad too much, but for a good reason: he makes cooking look like a blast. Simple as that.

9. Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio
There's a reason why Top Chef has been on for ten years and counting. Dude is crazy popular on Yelp.

10. Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray
Probably one of the most polarizing figures on this list. But you can't deny the success of her long-lasting show; nor of her niche. Who doesn't want to make fast, healthy, tasty meals at home.

11. Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis
From Giada at Home to Everyday Italian tp Food Network Star to appearances on Today, Giada is everywhere. Not that we're complaining!

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