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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 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bone In The Throat (executive producer) (post-production)
 2014 The Taste (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- The Finale (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Street Food (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Guilty Pleasures (2014) ... (executive producer)
- My Life on a Plate (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Auditions (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (TV Series) (executive producer - 17 episodes)
- Parts Unknown Last Bite (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Detroit (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Tokyo (2013) ... (executive producer)
- South Africa (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Sicily (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Getaway (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2012 The Mind of a Chef (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Buddies (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Smoke (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Sweet Spot (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Soy (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Fresh (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Ozarks (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Vienna (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Nicaragua (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Cambodia (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Haiti (2011) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Bobby Gold Stories", 2003. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 4 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:

Those days are best left in the past. Sometimes I think about the excitement, the energy, the stress that working a kitchen involved, and I remember how young, naive, confident I was back then. The kitchen is at its best when new, cocky, limber, innovative chefs are in control. See more »


As a guest on BBC TV's Breakfast (2000) (2 September 2010), Bourdain surprised hosts Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid when he disclosed that his all-time favorite restaurant was the British "St. John" run by friend and chef Fergus Henderson in London's Smithfield district. See more »


Liberal use of swear words and sexual innuendo when describing food



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