Being a celebrity chef means a lot more today than it used to. Making it in the food industry is no longer limited to receiving good reviews from the hottest critic or opening a successful restaurant in one of the biggest cities in the world. These days the options for fame, fortune, and culinary prestige are limitless.
Whether or not you are an avid Food Network fan or you’re always updating your cookbook collection, chances are you’ve heard about some of the big names in the world of food. For these culinary gods and goddesses, their efforts did not just stop at making good quality meals. In that regard, we take a look at some of the biggest names in the business to see how they harnessed their own personal quirks, life stories and ambitions to take a big bite out of life and find worldwide stardom.