There's no fame for most, but the potential is certainly there. There is, of course, our friend Gordon Ramsay with all the anger management issues. And plenty of others have blazed trails in the cooking industry, from the Galloping Gourmet in the 1960s to countless others today. In fact, now that there are multiple food and cooking networks, more chefs are achieving fame than ever before. If you're a slave to the Food Network, people like Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Paula Deen, and Guy Fieri are your favorite celebrities—nay, your heroes. However, even if you don’t have your own half-hour program, you can become famous in your area if your cooking becomes really popular. There are plenty of chefs who draw patrons to their restaurant simply because of their reputation. So yeah, you can be famous. Just enough to be recognized, not enough to inspire an assassination attempt. In other words, the perfect amount.