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Chef Profiles

Alice Waters: California Dreamer
Alice Waters has promoted healthy eating more consistently than anyone else in the culinary arts community.

Bobby Flay: All Fired Up
Bobby Flay, grill master, sets the world on fire with his hot culinary arts career.

Charlie Trotter: Chicago's Finest
Charlie Trotter built his phenomenal culinary arts career on a youthful wish to be a cook.

Chef Ferran: Adria
Ferran Adria, named the world's best chef, owns and operates the world's best restaurant. Culinary students with plenty of curiosity can emulate his stellar career.

Cynthia Sestito: Cynful In The Hamptons
Meet Cynthia Sestito, personal chef to the stars and former Top Chef contestant. Learn about how she got her big culinary break, from cooking as a child to attending culinary school to launching her own catering business.

David Gilbert: Lone Star Chef
'It is not about the money. It is about being willing to put in the time and effort for personal growth. It is having heart, soul, and dedication that gets you to the top' - Chef David Gilbert

Duff Goldman
For Chef Duff Goldman, "culinary" plus "art" equals an extraordinary culinary arts career.

Emeril Lagasse: Quintessence Of A Chef
Emeril Lagasse, with millions of devoted fans, has attained an enviable culinary arts career.

Ina Garten: From Budget Analyst Tobarefoot Contessa
Superstar Food Network cook and bestselling author Ina Garten, the "Barefoot Contessa," came to culinary fame by way of an MBA. Her story holds a message for chefs and culinary school students.

Jamie Oliver: Twist And Shout
Jamie Oliver, famous name in TV culinary arts, began his career as a mini-sous chef at a very young age.

Joel Robuchon
Chef Joël Robuchon led the modern reinvigoration of French cuisine. Serious chefs and culinary school students know him as the 20th-century "Chef of the Century."

Mario Batali: Italian Scallion
Mario Batali, in signature orange clogs, has made great strides to take Italian culinary arts beyond spaghetti and meatballs.

Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson discovered her culinary talent and love of good food in mid-life and cooked up a stellar career from that discovery.

Padma Lakshmi
Top Chef host and award-winning cookbook author, Padma Lakshmi, created a super-successful personal franchise by embracing foods from around the world. Culinary schools help future cooks and chefs do the same--even if they can't be world travelers.

Rachael Ray: Evoo Kitchen Queen
Rachael Ray, with her girl-next-door personna, has earned an enviable culinary arts career with her quick, cheap, and easy cooking.

Real Men DO Cook Quiche
Temperamental chef Gordon Ramsay leaps from culinary school to international fame and fortune.

Rick Bayless: Mexican Culinary Ambassador
Rick Bayless has brought Mexican culinary arts into kitchens and hearts of the American public.

The Kelly Twins: Twice The Spice In St Louis
Want to find out just how far a culinary arts degree can take you? Meet the Kelly Twins, successful chefs and cooking show gurus! Learn their philosophies on success, including the importance of a great education.

Tom Colicchio: Culinary Craftsman
Tom Colicchio has crafted his culinary career from a basic principle of preparing simple, good food.

Tyler Florence
Chef Tyler Florence built a stellar 13-year career in New York City, became a Food Network star, and moved to California--all because of his love for fresh ingredients and great, no-nonsense cooking.

Wolfgang Puck: Cutting Edge Culinary Entrepreneur
For immigrant Wolfgang Puck, his culinary career shows that the streets of America may indeed be paved with gold.

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