|Nigella Lucy Lawson (pic from Daily Mail) (born 6 January 1960) is a British food writer, journalist and broadcaster. Lawson is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa Salmon, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co. empire. After graduating from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, Lawson started work as a book reviewer and restaurant critic, later becoming the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986. She then embarked upon a career as a freelance journalist, writing for a number of newspapers and magazines. In 1998, Lawson brought out her first cookery book, How to Eat, which sold 300,000 copies and became a bestseller. She went on to write her second book in 2000, How to be a Domestic Goddess, winning her the British Book Award for Author of the Year.|
|Giada Pamela De Laurentiis (pic from PB Pulse) was born in Rome, Italy in 1970 and at the age of seven moved to southern California with her family. Being the granddaughter of the popular personality and film producer Dino de Laurentiis, she belonged from the family who had entertainment business, but she never had the interest to be the part of the family business. Her obsession for food was sparked as a child as she learned to prepare different and famous family recipes for frequent family gatherings. Her culinary career actually started and got recognized when she attended LeCordon Bleu situated in Paris, with an ambition of making herself as popular as a pastry chef. With her intention to work in some of the famous restaurants, she returned back to Los Angeles.|
|Born on 27 May 1975, Jamie (pic from BFeed Me) took an early interest in food. He grew up in Essex, where his parents Trevor and Sally still run their own highly respected pub/restaurant The Cricketers in Clavering and was frequently found helping out in the kitchens. His fascination for food continued to grow and at 16 Jamie left school and completed his training at Westminster Catering College. After spending some time working in France, followed by a stint at Antonio Carluccio's Neal Street Restaurant, London Jamie joined the acclaimed River Café where he worked for three and a half years alongside Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers.In 1997, Jamie was featured in a television documentary about the River Café. Soon after the documentary was aired, Jamie was offered his own television show and The Naked Chef was born.|
Curtis Stone (pic from Jet Star Mag) (born 4 November 1975) is an Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality, nicknamed "The Quiet Terminator" by fans following his performance on The Celebrity Apprentice 3. Stone was born in Melbourne, Victoria and began cooking with his grandmother at the age of five. He attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.He worked at some top Australian restaurants before leaving to work at various restaurants in London. In Australia, he debuted his cooking career at age 18 at the Savoy Hotel. On completing his qualifications as a chef, Stone began cooking in London alongside Marco Pierre White at the Café Royal and Mirabelle.He went on to become head chef at Marco's Quo Vadis before moving to the exclusive Restaurant 301 located in Eureka, California.
|Sanjeev Kapoor (pic from Culinate) is an Indian chef and entrepreneur. Kapoor stars in the TV show Khana Khazana, which is the longest running show of its kind in Asia; it broadcasts in 120 countries and in 2010 had more than 500 million viewers. He launched his "FoodFood channel", in January 2011.He was born in Haryana and spent most of his childhood in Delhi.Sanjeev started in the hospitality industry in 1984 with a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) Pusa, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition.|