Booking Ted Allen
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Ted Allen Agency Booking Profile
Ted Allen is an American writer, cookbook author, and hit television personality. His newest cookbook, In My Kitchen, came out from Clarkson-Potter publishers on May 1, 2012. He was the food and wine connoisseur on the American Bravo network’s Emmy-winning television program Queer Eye. He served as a regular judge on Top Chef and Iron Chef America. He now is the host of the prime-time series Chopped, a culinary competition called “the crown jewel of Food Network” by the New York Post, in which four chefs per episode attempt to cook their way through three courses to win a $10,000 prize. He is a longtime contributing writer to Esquire magazine, the author of two cookbooks, and regularly appears on the Food Network’s show The Best Thing I Ever Ate and other television cooking shows. 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. Ted also writes for such publications as Bon Appétit and Food Network Magazine. Before joining Esquire, Ted was a senior editor and restaurant critic at Chicago magazine.Ted volunteers his time to several national and local charities. The year 2011 marks his fourth year as spokesperson for Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraiser held on the last Thursday in April in which more than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to local AIDS service organizations. In 2010, Dining Out for Life raised more than $4 million in 50 cities in the United States and Canada. Ted also serves on the Culinary Council of the Food Bank for New York City and emcees GMHC’s annual Savor fundraiser. 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 Brooklyn with his longtime partner, Barry Rice.
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