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Style field[edit]

Is there a list of established cooking styles on wikipedia, that the heading could link to? -- Netoholic @ 16:25, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

There are some at Category:Cuisine -- Chris 01:33, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Image size[edit]

This template seems to force smaller images to be huge. Is there some way around that? Crypticfirefly 01:47, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I have noticed this. One way would be for pages to pass in a complete image tag, instead of the filename, and the other would be to create an optional size variable. I think the latter would be best. Does anyone have any thoughts? — Chris ( t c ) — 08:57, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
The optional size variable sounds good to me. Crypticfirefly 14:26, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
Generally just try <imagename>|<size> because most templates just wrap the <imagename> in the brackets to complete it. Peachey88 (Talk Page | Contribs) 11:41, 20 March 2008 (UTC)


  • What should be included in the Restaurants field? It seems to me there are roughly 3 possiblities:

1) Rests. that the person was either the Head Chef or Owner. 2) Significant restaurants in the career of the Chef e.g. a notable restaurant where the person served as sous-chef. 3) Attempt to list all restaurants the person worked at in any capacity. Jdclevenger 01:01, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm wondering this as well. We just ate at Cibo in NYC thinking it was one of Tyler Florence's restaurants based on the Wiki article. Turns out he hasn't been there since around '95.
I think there should be a way to indicate, past and current positions at a restaurant.
Ex) Executive Chef - 1995 - 1998
Blckdmnd99 04:03, 18 February 2007 (UTC)


Should this infobox include an option for notable books authored by the chef? AndrewMcQ 12:25, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Somewhere (though I can't recall where) it was decided that that type of information should be included in the article itself. Many chefs have a lot of books, and putting them in the infobox could really clutter it up. — Chris ( t c ) — 04:18, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Case in point... James Barber. He has authored so many books dating back to the 70s that it would create, as said, a cluttered infobox. Mr. C.C. (talk) 05:02, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Some articles even choose to not include a select list of works written by a single author because sometimes people think it's too much. Perhaps a select list of works is appropriate in most cases, but certainly not all published works. Gary King (talk) 07:21, 6 July 2008 (UTC)


Does the "education" field simply mean where the person was educated or where specifically where they trained to be a chef? For instance Heston Blumenthal's culinary education was self taught but he did go to school, which does it refer to? The Madras (talk) 11:11, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

The field is typically used to display where the individual received any college/university degrees. For chefs, it could certainly include any formal food education, though other significant education would also be appropriate. —ADavidB 01:12, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

RfC on Template:Infobox person[edit]

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Michelin stars[edit]

Out of interest, is there a reason the template instructions don't encourage the use of {{Michelin stars}} instead of {{Rating}}?

They render rather nicely (I've put these in an infobox-coloured div, for a better example):

1 Michelin star
2 Michelin stars
3 Michelin stars

This isn't an area I edit, so I'm not gonna argue in one direction or another, I was just surprised to see 2/3 stars being used for Tom Kerridge instead of 2 Michelin stars. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 21:02, 30 January 2015 (UTC)