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Chefs and restaurateurs


54 People in group

Tom Aikens

Tom Aikens

1970-
Chef
Sitter in 2 portraits
Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc

1949-
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 2 portraits
Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal

1966-
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Stephen Bull

Stephen Bull

1943-
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 2 portraits
Michael Caines

Michael Caines

1969-
Chef
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Carrier

Robert Carrier

1923-2006
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 2 portraits
Eric Chavot

Eric Chavot

1969-
Chef
Sitter in 1 portrait
Michael Chow

Michael Chow

1939-
Restaurateur and actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Samuel Clark

Samuel Clark

active late 20th century-2013
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sally Clarke

Sally Clarke

1954-
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Chris Cobin

Chris Cobin

1954-
Restaurateur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Terence Conran

Sir Terence Conran

1931-2020
Businessman, designer and restaurateur; founder of the Design Museum
Sitter in 14 portraits
Richard Corrigan

Richard Corrigan

1964-
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Francis Coulson

Francis Coulson

1919-1998
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tamasin Day-Lewis

Tamasin Day-Lewis

1953-
Chef and cookery writer; daughter of Cecil Day-Lewis
Sitter in 3 portraits
(Clemency Anne) Rose Gray

(Clemency Anne) Rose Gray

1939-2010
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Patrick Gwynn-Jones

1928-2021
Photographer and restaurateur
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Angela Hartnett

Angela Hartnett

1968-
Restaurateur
Sitter in 2 portraits
Eugene Herbodeau

Eugene Herbodeau

1888-1982
Maitre-chef at the Carlton Hotel; biographer of Escoffier
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ken Hom

Ken Hom

1949-
Television chef and cookery writer
Sitter in 1 portrait

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