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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City. He attended The Englewood School for Boys in New Jersey, Vassar College (for two years) and is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He began his career in the food industry over twenty years ago as a dishwasher, gradually working his way up through preparation, to line cook, to sous chef, and ... See full bio »
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
A Cook's Tour
A Cook's Tour Himself - Host / Himself
The Mind of a Chef


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 2012-2015 The Mind of a Chef (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 36 episodes)
- Bites (2015) ... (executive producer)
- New Orleans (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Restrictions (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Balance (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Strawberry (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2013-2015 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Viewer's Choice (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Shanghai (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Russia (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Detroit (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Tokyo (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Bone In The Throat (executive producer)
 2013-2015 The Taste (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- The Finale (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Semi-Final: Bring the Heat (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Latin (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Happy New Year (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Happy Holidays (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Getaway (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Yasiin Bey in Morocco (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2013 The Layover (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Dublin (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Sao Paulo (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Paris (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Los Angeles (2012) ... (executive producer)
- London (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2012 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- Brooklyn (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Dominican Republic (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Rio (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Burgundy (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Emilia Romagna (2012) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Book: "Kitchen Confidential", 2000. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chef Anthony Bourdain | Tony Bourdain


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

If you want to know if a chef has true cooking ability, ask them to make you eggs. That meal will reveal more than anything else. See more »


Les Halles owner Jose Meirelles initially wanted Tony to go by the French version of his name, Antoine-Michel, much to Tony's protests. See more »


Liberal use of swear words and sexual innuendo when describing food



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Does anyone on this board actually like Bourdain? Kings_Gruel
He's mean Gertrude3
Oh No! A subtle bit of sell-outism? PabloDuganheim
Always brown-nosing the locals of whichever region he's in mechagodzirra
What's the scoop? Helpme catch up ECETeacher
Parts Unknown renewed for season 2 S_Webb1
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