Guess the Chef! - Rachael Ray Every Day

Guess the Chef!

Throwback Thursday just got a little more fun. Browse through old-school pics of your favorite chefs and see if you recognize them! (Spoiler alert -- their grownup photos are in there, too.) How many can you get right?
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Guess Who!

Can you name this corn-loving cutie?

Young Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

It's our leading lady, Rachael Ray!

Leading Lady Rachael Ray

Guess Who!

The preppy look preceded chef whites for this celeb.

Young Michael Symon

Michael Symon

It's Michael Symon, Iron Chef, restaurateur and co-host of ABC's The Chew.

Michael Symon

Guess Who!

This celeb chef has traded in his helmet for a toque.

Young Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone

It's Curtis Stone, chef, restaurateur, TV host and best-selling author!

Curtis Stone

Guess Who!

Mama mia! This kiddo was destined to be a superstar chef.

Young Mario Batali

Mario Batali

It's Mario Batali before the orange clogs, TV shows and Italian food and restaurant empire.

Mario Batali

Guess Who!

Cluck cluck, do you recognize this little farm hand?

Young Katie Lee

Katie Lee

Co-host on Food Network's The Kitchen, Katie Lee traded playing with chickens for playing with her pug, Fionula.

Katie Lee

Guess Who!

This chef earned the nickname Obi Wan on a certain reality cooking show.

Young Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman

It's Jonathan Waxman, chef of Barbuto and two-time participant on Bravo's Top Chef Masters. Fun fact: Did you know Chef Waxman was originally a Ferrari salesman in California? The owner introduced him to the Tante Marie cooking school in San Francisco, and the rest is history!

Jonathan Waxman

Guess Who!

Nice head of hair chef! Now imagine this guy with a buzz cut.

Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio

When he's not judging on Bravo's Top Chef or Best New Restaurant, James Beard Award winner Tom Colicchio is busy with his restaurants in NYC and Las Vegas.

Tom Colicchio Now

Guess Who!

This Food Network star has a three-letter catch phrase.

Emeril Lagasse Then

Emeril Lagasse

BAM! The Food Network star is also the chef-proprietor of 13 restaurants and the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks. His flagship, Emeril's New Orleans, turns 25 this year.

Emeril Lagasse Now

Guess Who!

You may recognize Julia and Jacques, but who's the up-and-comer in chefs' whites?

Ken Oringer Then

Ken Oringer

It's Ken Oringer! He has 5 restaurants in Massachusetts, Maine and New York, including the James Beard Award-winning Clio in Boston.

Ken Oringer Now

Guess Who!

This kid traded in his chopper for Chopped.

Marc Murphy Then

Marc Murphy

Along with being a judge on Food Network's Chopped Marc Murphy owns Landmarc in New York City, among others in his Benchmarc restaurant group. Watch out for his debut cookbook, Season with Authority, which will be released at the end of April!

Marc Murphy Now

Guess Who!

This chef-restaurateur and Top Chef Masters contender learned from an early age that, when it comes to cake, one is never enough.

Anita Lo Then

Anita Lo

It's chef Anita Lo! Her restaurant, Annisa, is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in New York City.

Anita Lo Now

Guess Who!

The side ponytail may throw you off, but that adorable smile hasn't changed!

Sunny Anderson Then

Sunny Anderson

It wouldn't have been a real #TBT potluck party without Rach's pal Sunny Anderson, host of Cooking For Real and The Kitchen!

Sunny Anderson Now

Guess Who!

This future all-star chef's culinary creations are still finger-lickin' delicious.

Alex Guarnaschelli Then

Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli's lifelong passion for food has translated into a world-renowned restaurant, Iron Chef title and comfort food cookbook. Fun fact: her mother is the brilliant cookbook editor, Maria Guarnaschelli.

Alex Guarnaschelli Now

Guess Who!

Though you might not recognize him without his other half, can you guess who this one-time Top Chef-testant is?

Bryan Voltaggio Then

Bryan Voltaggio

Chef Bryan Voltaggio's Washington D.C. and Maryland restaurants have it all, from wood-fired pizzas to fast-casual sandwiches. Yum-O!

Bryan Voltaggio Now

Guess Who!

This former flower child went on to share her cooking secrets on the Food Network.

Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton is one of the original Food Network stars and founder of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she worked for years in restaurant kitchens and was even mentored by Julia Child!

Sara Moulton Now

Guess Who!

The celeb chef and TV judge in the middle had a great teacher in his chef-restaurateur mom!

Aaron Sanchez Then

Aaron Sanchez

Besides being a Chopped judge, Aaron Sanchez has also starred on Food Network shows Heat Seekers, Chefs vs. City, Best Thing I Ever Ate and Next Iron Chef. He is the chef/partner at Paloma in Stamford, CT and recently opened Johnny Sanchez in Baltimore and New Orleans. Fun fact: Aaron is also a partner at Daredevil Tattoo in NYC!

Aaron Sanchez Now

Guess Who!

Graduating culinary school was only the beginning for this Top Chef Master.

Michael Schlow Then

Michael Schlow

The James Beard Foundation named Michael Schlow "Best Chef in the Northeast," for his world-renowned Boston restaurants, including Via Matt and Tico.

Michael Schlow Now

Guess Who!

The cook on the right eventually became the most famous non-Muppet Swedish chef.

Marcus Samuelsson Then

Marcus Samuelsson

We'll unofficially grant the title of King of Harlem to Marcus Samuelsson. He's behind Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny's Supper Club, is currently co-producing a food and culture festival in Harlem and is opening Streetbird Rotisserie in the borough later this year.

Marcus Samuelsson Now

Guess Who!

You may not recognize this pastry whiz and Next Iron Chef contender at the bottom right with her longer locks.

Elizabeth Falkner Then

Elizabeth Falkner

The pastry (and savory!) chef Elizabeth Falkner not only competes and judges on TV -- she's currently the President of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and says she finds her culinary inspiration in film, art, music, sculpture and -- get this! -- team sports!

Elizabeth Falkner Now

Guess Who!

Well before earning the nickname "Mr. Chocolate," this future pastry master was already a natural in the kitchen.

Jacques Torres Then

Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres, aka Mr. Chocolate, is the brainchild behind seven Jacques Torres Chocolate shops and counting in New York City. The sweets master is also the Dean of Pastry Arts at the International Culinary Center in New York. His wife, Hasty Torres, also owns her own chocolate business in Beverly Hills, appropriately named Madame Chocolat.

Jacques Torres Now

Guess Who!

This Chicago-born Top Chef contender now runs one of the hottest spots in Brooklyn -- and just opened an outpost in Jersey City!

Dale Talde Then

Dale Talde

The recurring cheftestant on Bravo's Top Chef & Top Chef All-Stars has become one of the show's most popular cast members. His restaurant Talde is a neighborhood favorite in Brooklyn's Park Slope, and a second location recently opened in Jersey City.

Dale Talde Now

Guess Who!

This future pastry chef is sporting quite the mischievous smirk -- perhaps he's concocting his latest genius hybrid treat?

Dominique Ansel Before

Dominique Ansel

It's the Cronut creator! Besides being the mastermind behind one of America's most talked-about treats, Dominique Ansel was also crowned "Outstanding Pastry Chef" by the James Beard Awards. Before becoming the inventor of Frozen S'more, Magic Souffle and Milk & Cookie shots, Ansel spent many years as the acclaimed pastry chef at restaurant Daniel in New York City.

Dominique Ansel

Guess Who!

Can you recognize this future winemaker and Napa chef from his school picture?

Michael Chiarello Before

Michael Chiarello

This Napa Valley native keeps it close to home, from his restaurant, Bottega, to his award winning California olive oil business. He's hosted a slew of TV shows over the years and has appeared as both a contestant and judge on Top Chef Masters.

Michael Chiarello

Guess Who!

This meat master traded in his hand-crank mixer for a BBQ pit.

Adam Perry Lang Before

Adam Perry Lang

Adam Perry Lang, or APL, as Rach likes to call him, is a chef and barbecue and grilling expert. He's taken home the title of Grand Champion at the World Pork Expo and his pork shoulder won first place at the American Royal, aka The World Series of BBQ, in Kansas City. He opened his first restaurant, Daisy May's BBQ USA, in 2003.

Adam Perry Lang

Guess Who!

From the gridiron to Iron Chef! Can you guess who this future culinary MVP is?

Jose Garces Before

Jose Garces

Iron Chef Jose Garces owns over a dozen acclaimed restaurants around the country and has published two Latin-inspired cookbooks. His newest restaurant, Volver, was just awarded a perfect four stars by Philadelphia Magazine.

Jose Garces

Guess Who!

This future celeb chef and cookbook author looks like he's ready for the disco! Can you guess who the guy on the right is?

Rocco DiSpirito Before

Rocco DiSpirito

With 11 cookbooks under his belt, Rocco DiSpirito has been busy. He's involved in charities such as HealthCorps, where he visits schools around the country to educate students about healthy eating. He's a frequent guest on the Rachael Ray show and enjoys bicycling and participating in triathlons (!) in his free time.

Rocco DiSpirito

Guess Who!

Even as a baby, this Chicago-based, Italian chef and television personality liked to charm the ladies.

Fabio Viviani Before

Fabio Viviani

By the time Fabio Viviani was 27, he was operating five restaurants in Florence, plus a farmhouse restaurant and two nightclubs! Now that he's living stateside, he runs Siena Tavern in Chicago, and plans to open two more restaurants there later this year.

Fabio Viviani

Guess Who!

This D.C.-based chef and restaurateur sure can rock a denim vest!

Mike Isabella Before

Mike Isabella

Washington D.C.-based chef Mike Isabella has true international flair: His restaurants focus on Italian (Graffiato), Greek (Kapnos) and Mexican (Bandolero) cuisines. Isabella was a runner-up on Top Chef All-Stars and is also a member of the American Chef Corps, a network of chefs who lend their talents to the State Department.

Mike Isabella