Food Moguls, Food Week
Food Week, Theme Week

For Hollywood's most famous chefs, tasty recipes are only the appetizer to a successful career.

At one point, being a food mogul may have included a successful restaurant or a cookbook filled with delicious recipes.

But these days, a few familiar foodies have taken the term to a whole new level with product lines, successful TV shows and so much more.

Back in the day, Bethenny Frankel was just a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart trying to impress the boss. Today, she runs a multi-million dollar Skinnygirl empire.

Before becoming one of the most famous faces on Food Network, Bobby Flay was just a high school student working at a pizza parlor and Baskin-Robbins. 

In honor of Food Week at E! News, we're taking a look at today's most successful food moguls who have a recipe for success. We have a sense that you'll leave feeling quite impressed. 

Bethenny Frankel

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Bethenny Frankel: While fans may know her from the Real Housewives of New York City, this Bravo star's main business is her Skinnygirl empire that includes everything from salad dressings, popcorn, lunch meat and cocktails. In fact, The Skinnygirl Dish author even has blenders so you can whip up anything you'd like.  Now if only we could get an invite to her Hampton's house for a home-cooked meal. Our RSVP is yes.

Bobby Flay

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Bobby Flay:  Since debuting on Food Network back in 1994, the famous chef has become a TV regular thanks to shows like Beat Bobby Flay, Food Network Star and countless more. On his down time—if there is such a thing—he's working at his restaurants including Mesa Grill and Bobby's Burger Palace in Las Vegas. And did we mention he has a huge product line including cookbooks, sauces, and kitchen necessities available at retailers such as Kohl's?

Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen

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Gordon Ramsay: For someone who isn't afraid to yell on TV—have you watched Hell's Kitchen recently?—this TV favorite certainly has the resume to back it up. The multi-Michelin starred chef has restaurants across the globe. And if you are unable to enjoy a tasty meal, chances are you can watch him on several reality shows including MasterChef and Hotel Hell.

Mario Batali, Famous Chefs

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Mario Batali: It's Mario, the chef who loves his orange crocs. The man behind 11 cookbooks has even more restaurants in the United States alone. Plus, he's a part of many viewers' daily lives thanks to his gig on ABC's daytime series The Chew.

Giada De Laurentiis

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Giada De Laurentiis: When you say Italian food, we say Giada! The Food Network favorite may be known for her family style pastas, meat and seafood. But the Everyday Italian author has proven that she can do it all. Her latest accomplishment? Opening up her first restaurant in Las Vegas. Go Giada!

Guy Fieri

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Guy Fieri: What would we do without Guy? Before you head into any town—small or large—we highly recommend checking out the Food Network star's popular series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives where he finds the tastiest restaurants around. Because he is a food mogul, you can also visit one of his restaurants spread throughout the country. And yes, you can head to the grocery store and pick up his line of sausages.

Sandra Lee

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Sandra Lee: The multiple Emmy-winner is an expert in all things home, life, style and food! Whether through books, TV shows or Sandra Lee Magazine, fans have multiple ways to receive recipes and tips to make every meal perfect. And despite her recent battle with cancer, the chef continues to make fans smile and leave their stomachs (and hearts) full.

Emeril Lagasse, Famous Chefs

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Emeril Lagasse: Is there anything Emeril can't do? With his titles ranging from chef, restaurateur, television personality, author and businessman, the short answer is no. But in between cooking up delicious meals, the chef has created the Emeril Lagasse Foundation that helps inspire, mentor and enable aspiring cooks. Bravo Emeril.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow: While Gwyneth deserves plenty of praise for her role as an actress, it's her passion for food and Goop that also need some credit. The author behind bestsellers like It's All Easy is always open about her food and cooking habits. And while some of her practices create headlines—she'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese out of a can—we can't get enough of the empire she has created.  

Marcus Samuelsson

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Marcus Samuelsson: While fans may have first met Marcus on Top Chef: Masters or Chopped, the award-winning foodie has been pleasing consumers' tummies for many years thanks to his restaurants including Marc Burger in Chicago and Red Rooster Harlem in New York City. As an added bonus, you can enjoy his food at Uptown Brasserie in Terminal 4 at New York City's JFK airport.

Ina Garten, Famous Chefs

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Ina Garten: Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift aren't the only fans of this talented chef! The popular host of Food Network's Barefoot Contessa has built a large and loyal following thanks to her winning personality and best-selling cookbooks.

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