We live in a golden age of chefs. Reality TV and cooking shows have turned chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck into super stars. In addition to these super-popular male chefs, there is a list of female chefs that have also found fame in their television kitchens. Here are some of the hottest of them:
Rachel Ray‘s television cooking shows have won 3 daytime Emmy’s and had been nominated for 8 more. She also posed for men’s magainze FHM.
Bi-cultural and bilingual cookbook author and successful restaurateur Ingrid Hoffman made our list. She hosts two cooking shows — Delicioso in Spanish on Galavision and Simply Delicioso in English on The Food Network.
American Chef Cat Cora made TV history as the first female Iron Chef.
Sara La Fountain
Nobody can question Sara La Fountain’s credentials. She’s a half-Finnish, half-American graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, one of the most prominent culinary schools in the world. She hosts two television cooking shows – Avec Sara and Perfect Day.
Catherine McCord is a well known cooking blogger with her site Weelicious. She also began modeling at the age of 14 and co-hosted MTV’s Loveline.
Born in Madras, India, Padma Lakshmi is not just a producer and actress. Her cookbook Easy Exotic won “Best First Book” award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and she has hosted the hit TV series Top Chef since season 2.