Originally published on VictorJung.com
Being a master in the culinary arts is a rewarding gift, but getting there can be quite challenging. Once there, only a few chefs have been able to maintain their skills for a long period of time. A chef may only be in business shortly, as they could later be replaced by other upcoming chefs who have mastered the emerging needs of food lovers. Here are some of the most prominent chefs who have remained dominant in the industry despite the ever changing culinary sector.
- Ted Allen
One of the biggest food entrepreneurs in the industry today, Ted Allen has been in the industry since 2003 when he won an award after training men on how to woo women through their cooking skills. He has remained one of the most familiar faces in the Food Network, and has been the host of the Chopped series since 2008, which he was named the winner of James Beard Award for Best Media Host for in 2012.
- Anne Burrell
Anne Burrell is one of the most recognized personalities in the food industry. She has published several culinary books such as the famous Own Your Kitchen. She has a significant level of experience, most of which she gained when working as a chef in Italy. Anne has been a chef in some of the most famous restaurants in the world, such as La Taverna del Lupo and La Bottega del 30, among others.
- Roy Choi
This is the man who is highly credited for the revolution of the American street food industry. The $800 million success began after a night of partying when he decided to start a barbecue truck in Los Angeles. Choi is also highly respected for using Twitter to direct individuals to where they would find some of his barbecues, which are in various corners of the Los Angeles streets.
- Graham Elliot
He is the founder of S.C. Elliot’s, which is one of the 15 restaurants in the United States to be awarded two Michelin stars. He was later named as the owner of the best website in 2004, according to Food & Wine magazine, alongside other accolades such as the leader of the Walmart Canada’s Fresh Food campaign.
- Vani Hari
As a prominent food blogger and activist, Vani Hari has remained one of the most vocal persons criticizing the food industry for giving customers processed foods. She focuses on advising individuals on how to cook healthy and delicious food at home as opposed to purchasing the many processed items available at grocery stores.