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Host, "Chopped" & "All-Star Academy"

At a Glance

Ted Allen : Biography at a Glance

  • Ted won two James Beard awards for the Food Network series “Chopped”
  • Known for starring in the Emmy-winning series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”
  • Appears on Food Network’s “All-Star Academy” and “Best Thing I Ever Ate”
  • Contributing writer for Esquire since 1997
  • Author of two cookbooks, “In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks” and “The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes”

Emmy and James Beard Award winner Ted Allen is the host of “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior,” Food Network’s hit primetime culinary competition shows, and the author of two cookbooks, “In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks,” and “The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes," both published by Clarkson-Potter. Previously, he was the food and wine specialist on the Emmy-winning Bravo series “Queer Eye,” and a regular judge on both Food Network's “Iron Chef America” and Bravo’s “Top Chef.” He was a contributing writer to Esquire magazine from 1996 to 2012, where he was a finalist for a National Magazine Award, and, before that, a senior editor of Chicago magazine for four years. He holds an M.A. in journalism from New York University, and a psychology B.A. from Purdue University. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband, Barry Rice.

The guests LOVED Ted and couldn’t say enough about how impactful he was to the program. He was engaging, amazing and so appreciative. It was the cherry on top! 


Capital One

It could not have gone better. Engaging, funny, informative…in fact, perfect. The clients and all the guests loved him, and he really bent over backwards for everybody and anybody. 


Ted was a pro. He definitely over-delivered.

Giant Eagle

Ted was wonderful! He was gracious, kind, funny and very open to speaking with our guests. It was a pleasure!

P.G. Chambers School

He is such a pleasure to be around, very engaging, personable, funny and just an all-around good guy. We had a wonderful day and the event was such a huge success.

BASF Corporation
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