Two-thousand members of the public voted ‘The Naked Chef’s’ recipes as the easiest to follow, and his books were most likely to be found on the nation’s bookshelves.
Delia Smith came in second place, followed by Gordon Ramsay, Keith Floyd and Nigella Lawson.
A spokesman for the Hundred-Foot Journey film, who commissioned the survey, said: “Thanks to people like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, cooking has seen resurgence over the past few years with books from celebrity chefs constantly in the top books list.
“They have made cooking something which people now enjoy, rather than something which is a means to an end each evening.
“Many are even putting the increase in the number of men cooking down to the popularity of celebrity chefs.”
More than three quarters of the survey participants enjoy watching celebrity cooking programmes, with the average adult watching three hours of these shows a month.
The top ten celebrity chefs of all time:
1. Jamie Oliver
2. Delia Smith
3. Gordon Ramsay
4. Keith Floyd
5. Nigella Lawson
6. Heston Blumenthal
7. Mary Berry
8. Fanny Cradock
9. James Martin
10. Raymond Blanc