Anthony Bourdain is best known for his culinary and cultural knowledge, as well as his often biting observations of the world's most exotic dishes as host of No Reservations. Currently in the 7th season of his popular Travel Channel series, Tony visits several off the grid locations that have deep seeded political history such as Haiti, Nicaragua and Cambodia. Exploring cultures and lifestyles that challenge him with a greater understanding of human existence, this season Tony experiences the underlying stories behind a locale's traditional cuisine.
Bourdain is not your typical celebrity chef. He is the Chef-at-large at New York's famed bistro, Les Halles, and is also an accomplished author, having written three crime novels, a cookbook, and several bestsellers. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, is Bourdain’s candid, hysterical and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into over 28 languages. His book, A Cook's Tour, was published in conjunction with a popular series on the Food Network and became a bestseller both in the U.S. and the U.K. His recently released, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, is the long-awaited follow-up to Kitchen Confidential, and is an insider's perspective on the changes in the restaurant business. His other books include Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook, The Nasty Bits, the crime novels Bone in the Throat and The Bobby Gold Stories, and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach, an illustrated journal of Bourdain’s travels and companion to his Travel Channel series.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is a 5-time Emmy nominated series and in 2009 it won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming.
Bourdain studied at Vassar College and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, Ottavia, and his daughter, Ariane.