Celebrity Chefs

What Makes a Famous Chef?

Regardless of the recent increase in cookery show in the television famous  chefs are actually nothing new. The wealthy and royalty have always praised  great chefs and this dates back to historical times.

The first famous chef is Antoine Careme. This chef became famous during the  eighteenth century. This famous chef was known as the chef of the kings and also  the king of the chefs. Antoine Careme did not only become famous for his cooking  skills, as he was also well known for his masterpiece, which covered five  different volumes. This masterpiece was known as “The art of French  Cooking”.

These books featured a combination of French cooking and it contained  hundreds of different recipes that originate from France. These books also  featured instructions on menu planning and table settings. Antoine Careme was  given the credit as being the father of the art of French cookery.

The first professional chef that appeared on television was probably Julia  Child who was from America. Julia Child attended the well know Cordon Bleu  catering school. While Julia Child attended the catering school her husband was  assigned to the United States of America Information Agency, which was based in  Paris. Julia Child first appeared on television in 1963 in her debut program  that was known as The French Chef.

The definition of a chef is someone who has learned the art of cooking and  worked in a professional catering kitchen such as in a hotel, club or resort.  There has never been any research carried out to discover how many professional  chefs are actually working in the world.

Professional celebrity chefs have all had common traits and this is the case  all though history. All of the celebrity chefs have all achieved at least three  of five different things. These accomplishments include:

They have all had a lot of hands on experience with other culinary  professionals.  They have all achieved education in culinary arts at a well  known culinary institute or catering school.  They have all worked as an  apprentice along side a celebrated chef or in a famous club, resort or  restaurant.  They have all successfully owned or at least co-owned a  restaurant.  They have all taught other aspiring students or chefs They  have also all wrote several books on the topic of catering, food science,  cooking and home entertainment.

Another very common sign of a professional celebrity in the sector of  culinary arts is the never-ending love of food!