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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 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012-2015 The Mind of a Chef (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- Rome (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Garbage (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Prune (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Hunger (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Bourbon (2014) ... (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: Yasiin Bey in Morocco (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2013-2014 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 19 episodes)
- Shanghai (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Russia (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Detroit (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Tokyo (2013) ... (executive producer)
- South Africa (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Getaway (TV Series) (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:

Novels "Bone in the Throat" and "Gone Bamboo" 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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Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself 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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