Hailing from New York City, Anthony Bourdain has been regarded as one of the most influential chefs in the world. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he worked in the kitchens of numerous restaurants before rising to the position of executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. From there, he eventually got involved with culinary writing; his first article, Don’t Eat Before Reading This was published in The New Yorker in 1997. With his credibility, it eventually led to further writing opportunities over the next few years. Since then, he has written a number of books including, Kitchen Confidential, A Cook’s Tour, The Nasty Bits, and No Reservations.
From the early 2000’s onwards, Bourdain also began to appear regularly on television. Thanks to the success of one of his books, he landed a world-travel show called, A Cook’s Tour on the Food Network in 2002. Following that, he premiered a similar series, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel. Incredibly popular, the show went on to win three Emmy Award during its seven-year run. But that’s not all- the celebrity chef has since also starred in The Layover, The Taste, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, and The Mind of a Chef. To say that he’s active on television would be an understatement!
Speaking of TV appearances, Bourdain has also acted on a few occasions. So far, he has guest appeared in the shows, Archer, Yo Gabba Gabba!, and Sanjay and Craig. Adding to that, he has been invited as a guest onto countless talk shows over the years such as Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Show with Dave Letterman, and The Daily Show. On film, he has also appeared in two features- back in 2008, he made a cameo in the sci-fi title, Far Cry. More recently, he also made a guest appearance in the 2015 biopic, The Big Short.
What has Bourdain been up to recently? For one thing, he has been hosting the tenth season of Parts Unknown which premiered on CNN on October 1, 2017. In addition to that, he has produced two documentary films this year- Anthony Bourdain Presents: RAD Stories, and Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. Aside from media appearances, the chef also traveled across North America for a live tour last year, which saw him entertaining crowds at over a dozen different cities. For now, it doesn’t look like he has any public events planned- but stay tuned as that may change any second!
Anthony Bourdain– 2017 Facts
Anthony Michael Bourdain
Occupation and Job
TV Personality, Celebrity Chef, TV Producer, Author
A world-class chef, Anthony Bourdain first gained attention for his book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly in 2000. Since then, his popularity has only risen with the release of his many cooking and travel shows.
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 61 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on June 25, 1956
Place of Birth/Hometown
Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City, though he grew up in the borough of Leonia, New Jersey.
He is of French, Jewish, and Arcachon descent
Anthony Bourdain Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 6’4″ tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 193cm tall
Weight in Pounds
His weight is unknown
Weight in Kilograms
His weight is unknown
At this time, his body measurements are unknown
He wears a size 12 (US) shoe
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Anthony Bourdain’s Personal Life in 2017
Is Anthony Bourdain in a Relationship?
The celebrity chef is currently dating Italia actress Asia Argento, whom he met in an episode of his show, Parts Unknown.
Anthony Bourdain’s Girlfriends
Previously, Bourdain was married to Ottavia Busia; they later divorced in 2016.
Prior to that, he was married to Nancy Putkoski, whom he had been with since high school; they had been together for 20 years before divorcing in 2005.
He does not have any sisters
He has a brother named Christopher Bourdain
With her ex-wife Ottavia Busia, he has a daughter named Ariana (b. 2007)
As a teen, he went to Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey.
Did Anthony Bourdain Go to College
After completing high school in the early 70’s, he went to Vassar College briefly before dropping out. Chasing his culinary passion, he eventually enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America, from which he graduated in 1978.
At this time, we do not have any details on Anthony Bourdain’s salary
As of 2017, Anthony Bourdain has an estimated net worth of $9 million
Traveling, uncovering culinary cuisines across the globe
His favorite meals of all time include Paul Bocuse, Spaghetti Pomodoro in a cracked bowl, and Jiro
Things He Won’t Eat
Dogs and Cats in Third World countries
Favourite Place to Travel
A movie enthusiast, he has many favorites including Apocalypse Now, The Wild Bunch, The Third Man, Get Carter, and Seven Samurai
Favorite TV Show
Anemone by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Pusherman by Curtis Mayfield, What’s Going on by Marvin Gaye, and Do the Strand by Roxy Music
Favorite Music Artists
Basketball (He would play it professionally if he had the chance)
Born on June 25, he is a Gemini
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Anthony Bourdain’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Anthony Bourdain’s Facebook Account
Anthony Bourdain’s Twitter Username
Anthony Bourdain’s Instagram Username
Anthony Bourdain’s Youtube Channel
As far as we can tell, Anthony Bourdain is not active on Youtube.
Anthony Bourdain’s Snapchat Username
Anthony Bourdain’s Snapchat username is @AnthonyBourdain
Other Interesting Facts:
- He’s not much of a breakfast person- he would much rather just drink a cup of coffee
- He is not a believer in the afterlife- in his words, “After we die, we are diet for worms, that is all.”
- He has a huge fascination for Japanese culture
- He has a fear of mimes, clowns, and nurse’s shoes
- He quit smoking ever since he became a father
- He loves to be asked questions