Anthony Bourdain, executive chef of Brasserie Les Halles in New York City, is the anti-celebrity chef. Hes crass, offensive, and doesnt wear starched, white jackets or fancy hats. He is, however, a great cook, a great writer, and has an infectious passion for food of every kind. His passion and adventurous spirit are what have created millions of gourmet fans around the world. Chef Bourdain may have turned more people onto good food than any five-star, fancy-hat chef out there.
Anthony Bourdain was born in New York in 1956. After high school, he spent two unproductive years at Vassar College before attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Following graduation from the C.I.A., Bourdain was the chef at New York Citys Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivans before coming to Les Halles.