Emmy Award-winner Ted Allen is host of the primetime series Chopped on Food Network. He was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which had a 99-episode run. He is author of The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes (Clarkson-Potter), a cookbook that features easy, all-natural recipes.
Since 1997, Ted has been a contributing editor to Esquire magazine, where he writes about food, wine, style and everything else the American man needs to know. He was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for his Esquire feature on the little-known phenomenon of male breast cancer. Before joining Esquire, Ted was a senior editor and restaurant critic at Chicago magazine. Ted also serves as the spokesman for Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines, and shares advice about food, wine and entertaining on www.Discover-Wine.com.
Ted holds an M.A. in journalism from New York University, with an advanced certificate in the school’s Science and Environmental Reporting Program, and a B.A. in psychology from Purdue University. He lives in New York with his longtime partner, Barry Rice.
Ted volunteers his time to several national and local charities. 2017 marks his tenth year as spokesperson for Dining Out For Life.
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