125+ Quotes by famous Chefs

Besides their culinary skills, celebrated chefs are often known for their one-liners and witty comebacks. The life mantra and success tips of the most famous chefs in the world are often quoted. Here are some of the best sayings by world-famous chefs.


Quotes by famous Chefs

-Instead of considering your body as a temple, consider it an amusement park and enjoy the ride. –Anthony Bourdain

-The notion that I am wrong or I always entertain my decision needs revision. Even though at times it feels good, often it also brings me embarrassment and discontent. –Anthony Bourdain

-Never consider luck as a business model. –Anthony Bourdain

-I’m a huge supporter of the movement. Move as much as you can. Whether it is across an ocean or just across the river. At least walk in someone else’s shoes or eat their food. –Anthony Bourdain

-Travelling is all about the beautiful feeling of treading in unknown territory. –Anthony Bourdain

-Skills can be learned, unlike character, which either you have or you don’t. -Anthony Bourdain

– To like you or respect you, I do not have to agree with you possibly. -Anthony Bourdain

-As you live your life on Earth, you bring certain changes to things. Even though it is small, you still leave your mark. As a reaction, your travels and life leave a mark on you. Mostly, these marks on your mind or body are beautiful. However, often they can hurt. -Anthony Bourdain

Quotes By Famous Chefs

-I do not fear looking like an idiot. -Anthony Bourdain

-We will certainly become morbid, repetitive, and stagnant if we do not ask questions or experiment with new things. -Anthony Bourdain

-When you share a meal with someone, you learn a lot about that person. -Anthony Bourdain

-Realising that the mind has no final resting place where it attains absolute clarity is perhaps enlightenment enough. Understanding how irrelevant and unwise I am and how far I have yet left to go is probably real knowledge. -Anthony Bourdain

-One does not board a train to Mecca. A part of the experience is the journey, and it shows how serious a man is about his intentions. -Anthony Bourdain

-You cannot find the perfect travel experience, meal, or city without agreeing to experience the bad ones. Many vacationers miss what happens when a happy accident occurs, and I always push them toward this to prevent them from sticking to conventions. -Anthony Bourdain

-I consider cooking a craft and think of a good cook as a good craftsman, not an artist. There is nothing wrong with it, as the great churches of Europe were built by craftsmen and designed by artists. To practice the craft expertly is satisfying, noble, and honorable.

-For me, a life that does not have pork fat, organ meat, veal stock, demi-glace, sausages or stinky cheese is not a life worth living. -Anthony Bourdain

-Do not lie about your mistakes. Admit that you have made one and move on, but never do it again. -Anthony Bourdain

-A lot about your character is revealed by the way you make an omelet. -Anthony Bourdain

-I am not leaving. In this journey of mine, some casualties were taken, and some things were broken, but I would never have missed this for anything. -Anthony Bourdain

-A mistake by an architect is covered by growing ivy. A mistake by a doctor is covered with soil. A mistake by a cook is covered with a little bit of sauce, and the dish is declared a new recipe. -Paul Bocuse

-We must enhance the lives of future generations by sharing our experience and knowledge and teaching them to appreciate well-done work and to respect nature, which is the source of life. We should encourage young people to tread on unbeaten paths and challenge themselves instead of following a fixed formula and stagnating. -Paul Bocuse

-Our life is too short for diets and fat-free cuisines. A dietic meal is like an opera without an orchestra. -Paul Bocuse

-Critics are similar to eunuchs. They know how to do stuff, but they can’t do it. -Paul Bocuse

-Coming to France is useless without butter and eggs.

-Nouvelle cuisine generally refers to little on your plate and a lot on your bill. -Paul Bocuse

-The improvisation of a jazz musician depends on his knowledge of music. He understands how different types of music go together. In the case of a chef, once you have that understanding, the cuisine becomes interesting. -Charlie Trotter

-Chefs have a generous spirit. That is why they say yes to any project, be it a tasting or fundraising. -Charlie Trotter

-One of the most intimate things that we can do for each other is the art of cooking. -Charlie Trotter

-Success is to fight and pursue something with diligence along with a disciplined approach at doing it the correct way. Flaws in this process make it even more interesting. -Charlie Trotter

Quotes By Famous Chefs

-Always stock in huge quantities and put it in the freezer in plastic bags. This way you can simply pull it out of the refrigerator whenever you want to boil vegetables or make soup. -Charlie Trotter

-Miles Davis has never been a perfectionist for me. He has always been considered as an excellence-ist by me. In this case, deviating is kinda cool. -Charlie Trotter

-I love coming up short and faltering because you hardly learn anything from success and so much more from failure. -Charlie Trotter

-College has never been a stepping stone for me to law school or some other career. I joined college because I wanted an education in liberal arts. -Charlie Trotter

-My parents could not have been more liberal. I received an absolute laissez-faire upbringing. -Charlie Trotter

-You must read The Brothers Karamazov if you want to understand the meaning of life, family, philosophy and religion all rolled into one package. -Charlie Trotter

-Preparing an interesting dish with humble ingredients is a challenge. -Charlie Trotter

-I dream of having a restaurant with no written menus where you just ask people what they are in the mood for, meat, fish or white wine. -Charlie Trotter

-I never connected with the party scene, frat groups, or the people in the mall protesting about something. I could not relate to anyone. -Charlie Trotter

-Having an in-depth knowledge of food is important to be at the moment. -Charlie Trotter

-The customer is never right, so you must always try to take control of the situation and dictate every detail. This will ensure that he has a far better time than he would have ever had if they controlled it. -Charlie Trotter

-You must strive for perfection like crazy. An all-out attack on excellence is required to hit a high level of perfection. Excellence has to be made a life plan to accomplish anything significant. -Charlie Trotter

-You must criticize your everyday job and analyze it to push it further and make it better. -Charlie Trotter

-For me making money is the greatest thing because it provides me with money to spend. -Charlie Trotter

-It is important for students to learn to think critically and argue opposing ideas. They need to learn how to think. You can always cook. -Charlie Trotter

-A cuisine is all about Fernand Point’s philosophy: Hugeness of heart and generosity. -Charlie Trotter

-Making the food taste like it should is everything that cooking is about. -Charlie Trotter

-If I relaxed and took my foot off the gas, I would die in all probability. -Gordon James Ramsay

Quotes By Famous Chefs

-Cussing is industry language. For as long as we will live, it will remain that way. To get results, you have to be boisterous. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I do not run restaurants that are out of control. I believe in the establishment of tremendous foothold along with talent. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I am not ashamed to admit that I have never been a good dad. You cannot run a restaurant and be home on time to change nappies and have tea simultaneously. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I never look back. I am always looking ahead. I do not cry over spilled milk because I am too busy searching for my next cow. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I am a chef who happens to be seen on television, that’s all. -Gordon James Ramsay

-It’s vulgar to talk about money coming where I come from. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I didn’t feel bad. I don’t feel bad. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I love football and think that football is quite similar to cooking. It is more of a passion than a job. When you are good at it, it is a dream come true, and you never have to worry about money. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I would swap everything I have achieved as a chef if I could be as successful as a football player. -Gordon James Ramsay

-Los Angeles has a certain level of illness and snowberry to it. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I will not allow people to write whatever they wish about me. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I do not intend to take New York City by storm. I want to sneak in, keep my head down, and cook. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I am Gordon Ramsay, for God’s sake. I am famous for being volatile. -Gordon James Ramsay

-I always wanted to make food accessible to everyone. I had to show that mistakes are allowed. I make mistakes all the time, and it does not matter. -Jamie Oliver

-Kids these days can tell you everything about drugs but do not know the taste of courgettes or celery. -Jamie Oliver

-I enjoy meeting people genuinely interested in food and sharing ideas with them the most. I believe good cuisine is a global phenomenon, and there is always something to learn from new people. -Jamie Oliver

-Instead of being a vegan, you should start enjoying whatever you eat. -Jamie Oliver

-Even though the kitchen oven is reliable, it has made us lazy. -Jamie Oliver

-I might be a little romantic, but in my opinion, humans miss being in contact with fire. They need it. -Jamie Oliver

-If the menus are designed in such a way that it is essentially fast food or junk, the entire infrastructure supports junk. -Jamie Oliver

-You are allowed to have an opinion in England only as long as it comes out of your mouth. -Jamie Oliver

-The health of more than 5 million kids should not be left to chance or fate. -Jamie Oliver

-In all probability, I must have cooked just about everything. -Jamie Oliver

-I love roasting because you can love it. You can put it in the oven and go out to play with your kids or do anything else that you have to, and then after a few hours; you have a delicious meal. -Jamie Oliver

Quotes By Famous Chefs

-I am bizarrely well-timed as usual. -Jamie Oliver

-All that Obama had to do to bring long-term radical changes to America’s health was to treble the price of salt and sugar. -Jamie Oliver

-Three generations of people have come out of their school and have undergone their life without ever learning how to cook properly. That is the sole reason why processed food and takeaways are so popular today. -Jamie Oliver

-The extremes and threats are not the problems. The problem is the everyday. -Jamie Oliver

-Cooking is similar to songwriting or painting. Just like the numerous notes or shades of colors, there are many flavors. The combination of these sets each one apart. -Wolfgang Puck

-According to me, cooking expresses your culture and tells a lot about the land from where you belong. -Wolfgang Puck

-Your life can be judged only by you. You must live up to your expectations. -Wolfgang Puck

-You can be as successful as me only when you make as many mistakes as I have.-Wolfgang Puck

-To be a good chef, you have to be a businessman, a manager, and a great cook. To be all three of them together is often very difficult. -Wolfgang Puck

-I do not learn as much from the restaurants that succeeded as the restaurant that didn’t. -Wolfgang Puck


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