• British baker Lorraine Pascale has made her way from the runway to the kitchen. This model turned baker has taken the kitchen by storm, with several TV shows, including "Simply Baking" and "Fast, Fresh, and Easy Food." She was a judge on the Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship" and "Holiday Baking Championship." She has several cookbooks, including a No. 1 best seller, "Baking Made Easy."

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  • Chef Jernard Wells, also known as "The Chef of Love," has become a common face on the Food Network. With his many appearances on TV, including being second runner-up on "The Next Food Network Star," a winner on "Cutthroat Kitchen," and countless other appearances, he is one to look out for. He has also authored three cookbooks.

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  • It's hard to believe that Sunny Anderson went from being a radio broadcaster and journalist to killing it in the kitchen. What started out as a hobby grew into a catering business and eventually the TV screen. She's currently one of the hosts of Food Network's "The Kitchen" but has several shows under her belt, like "Cooking for Real," "How'd That Get on My Plate?," and "Home Made in America."

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  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia but grew up in Sweden and has combined his heritage, upbringing, and love for food to become a force in the kitchen. At 23, he was the youngest chef to receive a three-star rating from the New York Times as executive chef of Aquavit. He has since gone on to win numerous awards and open several restaurants, including Red Rooster and Ginny's Supper Club.

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  • Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's "The Chew," first burst onto the scene with her bubbly personality while competing on "Top Chef." She is the owner of Carla Hall Petite Cookies and has written two cookbooks: "Carla's Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes From Around the World" and "Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You." She's also passionate about working with nonprofit organizations and charities.

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  • Chef G. Garvin is a cookbook author, TV host, and James Beard Award nominee. With several restaurants, books, and TV shows under his belt, G. Garvin is a philanthropist and entrepreneur. Garvin's Spices, recipe developer, and restaurant consultant are also a part of his resume.

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  • It's hard to believe that chef Tiffany Derry started her career at IHOP. She quickly moved up the ranks and made her TV debut on Bravo's "Top Chef." She has since appeared on "Top Chef: All Stars" and "Bobby's Dinner Battle."

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