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

Ted Allen: Biography at a Glance

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

Ted Allen is host of the hit primetime Food Network series Chopped, which received two James Beard Awards--one for the show itself, the other for Ted as host. He also the host of Food Network's All-Star Academy and a frequent contributor to The Best Thing I Ever Ate. His latest cookbook, In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks, came out in May 2012. Since 1997, he has been a contributing writer for Esquire. Ted also writes for such publications as Bon Appétit, Epicurious and Food Network Magazine.

Previously, Ted 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, which was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and took the prize in 2004. He is author of The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes, a collection of vibrant, all-natural dishes, and co-wrote the New York Times Best Seller Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better.

“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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