A chef is a professional cook in charge of a restaurant or other dining establishment’s kitchen, overseeing the food preparation and managing and delegating tasks to the culinary workers. Also known as head cooks, they have executive power in planning the menu-- deciding what dishes will be served as well as creating specialty recipes and adjustments based on guest specifications. Chefs are defined as being skilled and qualified in all aspects relating to food, typically undergoing some level of training, schooling, or apprenticeship and narrowing down focus to one particular cuisine.

Why do chefs wear white?

Chefs wear white to signify their importance as well as the high regard of their profession as it is usually only worn by head chefs. The color white also highlights cleanliness. The white thick cotton of their uniform protects chefs from the heat of the cooking surfaces and any hot liquids.

What is a sous chef’s job?

A sous chef is in charge of being the second in command in a kitchen. Sous chefs are in charge of planning how food is presented, keeping a working kitchen in order, training new chefs, creating a work schedule, and making sure food is prepared promptly.

Why are chefs portrayed as mean?

Chefs are portrayed as mean because they often work and feel under pressure in the kitchen to effectively present food. Chefs are also typically highly experienced and yell at others who are new to a high-pressure environment. Chefs unfortunately work long hours in crowded environments and are in charge of guiding other people.

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5’9” | 1.75 m
July 30, 1962
Alton Brown
175.000
1962.00
98000
3D
Alton Brown
6’4” | 1.93 m
June 25, 1956
Anthony Bourdain
193.000
1956.00
268000
3D
Anthony Bourdain
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 10, 1964
Bobby Flay
180.000
1964.00
114000
3D
Bobby Flay
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 5, 1977
David Chang
175.000
1977.00
50200
3D
David Chang
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 15, 1959
Emeril Lagasse
170.000
1959.00
59000
3D
Emeril Lagasse
5’2" | 1.57 m
August 22, 1970
Giada De Laurentiis
157.000
1970.00
137000
3D
Giada De Laurentiis
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 8, 1966
Gordon Ramsay
188.000
1966.00
367000
3D
Gordon Ramsay
Guy Fieri
241000
5’10” | 1.78 m
January 22, 1968
Guy Fieri
178.000
1968.00
241000
3D
Guy Fieri
5’10” | 1.78 m
May 27, 1975
Jamie Oliver
178.000
1975.00
93000
3D
Jamie Oliver
6’2” | 1.88 m
August 15, 1912
Julia Child
188.000
1912.00
99000
3D
Julia Child
5’11” | 1.80 m
September 19, 1960
Mario Batali
180.000
1960.00
56000
3D
Mario Batali
5’7” | 1.70 m
May 26, 1955
Masaharu Morimoto
170.000
1955.00
5900
3D
Masaharu Morimoto
5’9” | 1.75 m
September 1, 1970
Padma Lakshmi
175.000
1970.00
118000
3D
Padma Lakshmi
5’5” | 1.65 m
January 19, 1947
Paula Deen
165.000
1947.00
78000
3D
Paula Deen
5’3” | 1.60 m
August 25, 1968
Rachael Ray
160.000
1968.00
151000
3D
Rachael Ray
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 16, 1977
René Redzepi
170.000
1977.00
38700
3D
René Redzepi
5’8” | 1.73 m
July 8, 1949
Wolfgang Puck
173.000
1949.00
60000
3D
Wolfgang Puck
Gordon Ramsay
Collection of drawings of Gordon Ramsay measured with overall height

Gordon Ramsay is an internationally recognized British chef, restauranteur, and television personality known for his strong personality and persona. He was born in Scotland in 1966 but grew up in Stratford- upon-Avon, in England. He had an early football career, but due to an injury, went on to train in culinary education. Gordon Ramsey opened his first restaurant in 1998, which earned three Michelin stars. He has become known for his appearance on various reality television shows including Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, and Hell’s Kitchen. He is known for his culinary precision, but also his foul mouthed behaviour - he often shouts and swears at his employees. He has also appeared as a judge on the televised cooking competition, Masterchef. He is married and has five children.

He is the founder of the global restaurant group, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, who has been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently holds 7 stars. Gordon Ramsay rose to fame through the popular British television series, Boiling Point, which debuted in 1999. By 2004, Gordon Ramsay was considered one of the most influential chefs in the United Kingdom. Gordon Ramsay has participated in various competitive food programs like, Hell’s Kitchen (2004), Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (2004-2009), and MasterChef which is currently on air.

Gordon Ramsay has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Gordon Ramsey is a famous chef. He was born in Scotland in 1966 but grew up in Stratford- upon-Avon, in England. He had an early football career, but due to an injury, went on to train in culinary education. He is known for his reality television shows Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen.

Gordon Ramsay has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

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Nationality: Scotland
Years Active: 1993–Present

Given Name
Gordon James Ramsay
Birthday
November 8, 1966

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René Redzepi
Height comparison diagram of René Redzepi compared to other chefs

Recognized for his reinvention and reinterpretation of Scandinavian cuisine, René Redzepi is a Danish chef and owner of the restaurant Noma. The opening of Noma was met with awards and accolades, being voted best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine from 2010-2011 as well as in the year 2014. René Redzepi’s culinary career came full circle as he began with classical training at a Michelin starred restaurant and ended up earning 2 Michelin stars for Noma. His approach to cuisine focuses on foraging for research, locally sourcing, and experimentation to get the most our of his ingredients.

René Redzepi has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of René Redzepi with overall height
Recognized for his reinvention and reinterpretation of Scandinavian cuisine, René Redzepi is a Danish chef and owner of the restaurant Noma. The opening of Noma was met with awards and accolades, being voted best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine from 2010-2011 as well as 2014.

René Redzepi has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of René Redzepi with overall height
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Nationality: Denmark

Years Active: 1999–Present

Given Name
René Redzepi
Birthday
December 16, 1977

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Julia Child
Height comparison diagram of Julia Child compared to Meryl Streep and Martha Stewart

Known for revolutionizing American cuisine by introducing the ingredients and techniques of French cooking school, Julia Child became an inspiration to many amateur or “home” chefs through her debut book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She was recognized for her passion, encouragement, and spirit, which ultimately attracted a widespread audience for her television show, The French Chef, following the success and critical acclaim of her cookbook. Due to limitations of technology at the time, the show left Julia unedited, capturing mistakes made in the kitchen. This however, was met with positive feedback with viewers, specifically in American households, applauding her authenticity.

Julia Child had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Julia Child with overall height
Known for revolutionizing American cuisine by introducing the ingredients and techniques of French cooking school, Julia Child became an inspiration to many amateur or “home” chefs through her debut book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She was recognized for her passion and spirit.

Julia Child had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Julia Child with overall height
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1935-2004
Death: August 13, 2004 (91)

Given Name
Julia Carolyn McWilliams
Birthday
August 15, 1912

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Julia Child elevations (assorted)

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Masaharu Morimoto
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Masaharu Morimoto in relation to other chefs

Best known as an Iron Chef on both the Japanese cooking show and American spinoff, Masahru Morimoto is a Japanese chef recognized and applauded for his unique take on cuisine. He received traditional training in sushi and Kaiseki cuisine, but found himself enticed by Western cooking styles, ultimately developing his own fusion style during his travels. From his international experience, he became Head Chef at Japanese restaurant Nobu. This garnered buzz around Morimoto, landing him a spot on Iron Chef the cooking competition television show. Following the show's run, Morimoto opened up his first Morimoto restaurant with other locations opening up later around the world.

Masaharu Morimoto has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Masaharu Morimoto labeled with overall height
Best known as an Iron Chef on both the Japanese cooking show and American spinoff, Masahru Morimoto is a Japanese chef recognized and applauded for his unique take on cuisine. He received traditional training in sushi and Kaiseki cuisine, but found himself enticed by Western cooking styles.

Masaharu Morimoto has a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Masaharu Morimoto labeled with overall height
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Nationality: Japan

Years Active: 1980–Present

Given Name
森本 正治 Morimoto Masaharu
Birthday
May 26, 1955

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Masaharu Morimoto elevations (assorted)

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Bobby Flay
Height comparison diagram of Bobby Flay compared to other chefs

Robert William Flay, or better known as Bobby Flay, is considered one of America’s best-known chefs. He has been the host of several television programs, is the owner and executive chef of multiple restaurants across the United States, and has authored several cookbooks throughout his career. Born and raised in New York, Bobby Flay entered the world of cooking at a young age obtaining a professional restaurant job upon dropping out of school. The opening of his own first restaurant was met with critical acclaim which led him to restaurant chain success and consistent appearances on the Food Network until ultimately becoming a household name.

Bobby Flay has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Bobby Flay with overall height
Robert William Flay, or better known as Bobby Flay, is considered one of America’s best-known chefs. He has been the host of several television programs, is the owner and executive chef of multiple restaurants across the United States, and has authored several cookbooks throughout his career.

Bobby Flay has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Bobby Flay with overall height
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1988–Present

Given Name
Robert William Flay
Birthday
December 10, 1964

Drawings include:
Bobby Flay elevations (assorted)

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