The greatest chefs

There’s no denying the UK’s culinary talent on the global stage. We’re lucky enough – here in Britain – to play host to some of the most famous chefs in the world. Happily, these top chefs also run their restaurants on our shores, helping to make Britain a deliciously diverse dining epicentre.

Simon Rogan

Simon Rogan is a British chef who focuses on seasonal British produce and has impeccable restaurants around the UK. He is perhaps most well known for his lengthy tasting menus.

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Skye Gyngell

Skye Gyngell famously quit Petersham Nurseries Cafe after helping it to achieve a Michelin star, and these days she runs the critically acclaimed Spring in Covent Garden

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Tom Brown

Chef Tom Brown operates the much-lauded seafood restaurant Cornerstone in Hackney Wick. He was also a contestant on BBC’s Great British Menu in 2017.

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Tom Kerridge

Best known for his three Marlow gastropubs, Tom Kerridge is arguably the nation's most loved chef.

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Vivek Singh

With humble beginnings, Vivek Singh has created a mini restaurant empire in London, which has since expanded outside of the capital.

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Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli born chef Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most famous faces in British cooking, famed for his expert use of vegetables and for helping to popularise Middle Eastern cooking in the UK

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Alex Head

Having founded catering company Social Pantry, who employ a number of ex-offenders, Alex Head is a chef and businesswoman who has gone above and beyond simply opening a restaurant.

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Explore the best chefs

Coming up with a list of the most famous celebrity chefs in the UK isn’t too hard a job thanks to a handful of obvious choices. There’s Gordon Ramsay of course (the proud owner of no less than seven Michelin stars), and there’s also Jamie Oliver, whose prolific and popular writing has resulted in 23 bestselling books and an estimated fortune of over £200 million pounds. We could go on to include famous faces such as Angela Hartnett, Marcus Wareing, Heston Blumenthal and more... But you get the point.

What, then, of the lesser-known celebrity cooks? It might sound like an oxymoron, but we wanted our list of famous UK chefs to also reflect some of the most exciting new talent on the scene at the moment, people who might not yet be huge household names, but hold gravitas within ‘in the know’ circles.

On combining these two genres of UK celebrity chefs we think we’ve come up with the ultimate list of people to have on your radar if you’re a self-confessed foodie. Included on the individual profiles of our chosen famous chefs you’ll find a useful summary which explains their background and experience in some detail. Additionally, among other things we detail where you can find them on social media, any cookbooks they’ve written and list out their restaurants – so you can add their eateries to your to do list should you wish so.

Finally, our celebrity chef new section keeps you in the loop with all the latest news from these famous faces. We cover new restaurant openings, popular foodie TV shows, family news and more.

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Celebrity chefs

The success of television series such as Masterchef, Great British Bake Off and Great British Menu show that we love watching both amateur and professional chefs at work. These programs have been a great way to showcase some of the UK’s best up and coming chefs, as well as a peek into the restaurants of more established celebrity chefs.

British chefs

We are lucky to have a host of magnificent chefs here in Britain and you can find out even more about them by exploring some of our chef profile pages. Find how to book into their latest restaurants, hunt down their favourite recipes and explore everything you ever wanted to know about your favourite British chef.