Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Everything about food, from matching food and wine to recipes, techniques and trends.

Moderators: Jenise, David M. Bueker, Robin Garr

Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Jenise » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:02 pm

Somewhat predictable, though I'm surprised to see Guy Fieri so close to Bobby Flay and both behind Todd English.


1: Gordon Ramsay, $38 million
2: Rachael Ray, $25 million
3: Wolfgang Puck, $20 million
4: Paula Deen, $17 million
5: Mario Batali, $13 million
6: Alain Ducasse, $12 million
7: Todd English, $11 million
8: Nobu Matsuhisa, $10 million
9: Bobby Flay, $9 million
10: Guy Fieri, $8 million
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov
Jenise
FLDG Dishwasher
 
Posts: 26198
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Location: The Pacific Northest Westest

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Rahsaan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:34 pm

Something doesn't seem right about including Rachel Ray on that list.

I don't bedgrudge her her millions. But 'chef' is a bit of a stretch.
Rahsaan
Wild and Crazy Guy
 
Posts: 6921
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:20 pm
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Lou Kessler » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:58 pm

Rahsaan wrote:Something doesn't seem right about including Rachel Ray on that list.

I don't bedgrudge her her millions. But 'chef' is a bit of a stretch.

Amen+1
Lou Kessler
Doesn't buy green bananas
 
Posts: 2949
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:20 pm

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Bill Spohn » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:15 am

Rahsaan nailed it. Rachel Ray? Chef?
User avatar
Bill Spohn
He put the 'bar' in 'barrister'
 
Posts: 5011
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:31 pm
Location: Vancouver BC

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Jon Peterson » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:32 am

I agree re: Ms. Ray but ask this follow up: What would you call her? Kitchen personality? Cook (as opposed to Chef)? TV star?
I just wanted to inform you that I find you to be very attractive. Thank you and have a nice day.
User avatar
Jon Peterson
The Court Winer
 
Posts: 2974
Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:53 pm
Location: The Blue Crab State

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:43 am

I'd say that Guy Fieri is also a stretch for the term "chef".

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a very narrow field" - Niels Bohr
User avatar
Mike Filigenzi
Known for his fashionable hair
 
Posts: 6925
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:43 pm
Location: Sacramento, CA

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Robin Garr » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:14 am

Mike Filigenzi wrote:I'd say that Guy Fieri is also a stretch for the term "chef".

I meant to mention that! And not as easy on the eyes as Rachael, either. :P
User avatar
Robin Garr
Forum Janitor
 
Posts: 16988
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:44 pm
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Paul Winalski » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Jon Peterson wrote:I agree re: Ms. Ray but ask this follow up: What would you call her? Kitchen personality? Cook (as opposed to Chef)? TV star?

Celebrity cook.

-Paul W.
User avatar
Paul Winalski
Wok Wielder
 
Posts: 4084
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:16 pm
Location: Merrimack, New Hampshire

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Carl Eppig » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:33 pm

Paul Winalski wrote:
Jon Peterson wrote:I agree re: Ms. Ray but ask this follow up: What would you call her? Kitchen personality? Cook (as opposed to Chef)? TV star?

Celebrity cook.

-Paul W.


Great businesswoman.
Carl Eppig
Our Maine man
 
Posts: 3990
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:38 pm
Location: Middleton, NH, USA

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Lou Kessler » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:55 pm

Carl Eppig wrote:
Paul Winalski wrote:
Jon Peterson wrote:I agree re: Ms. Ray but ask this follow up: What would you call her? Kitchen personality? Cook (as opposed to Chef)? TV star?

Celebrity cook.

-Paul W.


Great businesswoman.
Carl has hit it on the nail. Celebrity Cook!!
Lou Kessler
Doesn't buy green bananas
 
Posts: 2949
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:20 pm

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Karen/NoCA » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:32 pm

Just a reminder that Rachael Ray is the first one to tell you that she is not a "chef". She has said it over and over, on her show, during interviews, and her magazine. She is a smart lady, and a very hard worker. She has spent a lot of years, building to where she is now. I've tried many of her recipes and know what? Most have been excellent. She delivers bold flavors, combined with ease of preparation, and ingredients that can be found anywhere. She holds her own in the world of folks who cook for a living. Anyone who loves their family and dogs as much as she does, is a person I admire. :)
Karen/NoCA
Hunter/Gatherer
 
Posts: 5264
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:55 pm

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Frank Deis » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:17 am

How about a list of the ten top-earning poets? Or the ten top-earning scientists?

I think this is just so irrelevant. I honest to God don't care how many millions of dollars Guy Fieri makes on the ignorance of the American public. Or Rachel either, or Kim Kardashian for that matter.

What has occurred to me, after eating at Manresa and meeting David Kinch, is that a great chef is more of a poet than a hash slinger. Take the time to read the article below, I think it's a great description of how David Kinch thinks. And I doubt he will ever be on anyone's list of Top Ten Earners.

http://www.gq.com/food-travel/restauran ... rms-review
Frank Deis
Wine guru
 
Posts: 2057
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:20 pm
Location: NJ

Re: Forbes Mag estimates the top ten earning chefs

Postby Rahsaan » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:32 pm

Frank Deis wrote:How about a list of the ten top-earning poets? Or the ten top-earning scientists?

I think this is just so irrelevant. I honest to God don't care how many millions of dollars Guy Fieri makes on the ignorance of the American public. Or Rachel either, or Kim Kardashian for that matter.


If you hadn't noticed, a lot of rubbish gets published in various media outlets.

While it may not interest you, it hardly seems like the most obscure or the most illogical story to run. People like chefs, people like celebrities, people like money, people like reading about celebrity chefs with money.
Rahsaan
Wild and Crazy Guy
 
Posts: 6921
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:20 pm
Location: Chapel Hill, NC


Return to The Forum Kitchen

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests