best women chefs

In a traditionally male-dominated culinary industry, the emergence of female chefs as influential figures is remarkable. These women overcome gender stereotypes, demonstrating tenacity and skill to achieve extraordinary success. Their recognition comes in the form of awards and accolades that celebrate their culinary talent.

Historically, women have faced significant barriers in the culinary world, with restrictions even on dining in restaurants. Today, however, women chefs run some of the world’s most successful restaurants.

These women have succeeded because of their passion for cooking and innate talent. They continue to inspire around the world, showcasing their culinary prowess and overcoming challenges to excel in their field.

We focus on the ten most famous female chefs in the world:

1. Chef Julia Child: A true culinary legend. Julia Child became famous through her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her numerous television shows. She studied at Le Cordon Bleu and has been awarded the Peabody and James Beard Awards, as well as several Emmys.

2. Chef Alice Waters: Known for her support of local produce, Waters is a significant figure in American cuisine. She is a trained chef with expertise in French cooking techniques and is known for her love of fresh ingredients.

3. Chef April Bloomfield: Originally wanting to become a police officer, Bloomfield switched professions to chef, becoming a household name in the culinary world. She is known for her unique style of cooking.

4. Chef Elizabeth Falkner: After a spectacular transition from a career in film to cooking, Falkner is known for her innovative use of unusual ingredients and her ability to blend sweet and savory flavors.

5. Chef Claire Smith: Winner of three Michelin stars, Smith is one of only two female chefs to achieve this distinction in the UK and Ireland. She started her career only at the age of 15 and since then she has been constantly developing.

6. Chef Martha Stewart: A successful entrepreneur and author, Stewart learned a lot about cooking from her mother and became a popular television personality with multiple bestsellers.

7. Chef Paula Deen: Started a catering business that expanded into restaurants and a TV show, as well as her own line of cookware.

8. Chef Kat Cora: Raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Cora developed a passion for cooking from her father, a restaurateur. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and established her reputation as a chef, author and media personality.

9. Chef Nigella Lawson:Rising from book critic to celebrity chef and TV show host, Lawson is an inspiration to many young culinary students.

10. Chef Kristetta Camerford:
Heads the most famous kitchen in the US, the White House Chef. Camerford began his career as an ordinary chef in Chicago and has been steadily rising ever since.


Ten exceptional women in cooking, each of whom left an unforgettable mark on the world of gastronomy. They not only demonstrate passion and innovation in their culinary approaches, but also inspire the next generations to pursue their culinary dreams.
And we want to inspire you by inviting you to the Villa Mare restaurant on a a culinary journey with our seasonal menu in the most feminine month of the year – the month of March.