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.
Ted currently lives in Brooklyn.
"It could not have gone better. He is a true professional. Engaging, funny, informative…in fact, perfect. The clients and all the guests loved him, and he really bent over backwards for everybody and anybody. As we look to do more events in the future, he would certainly be at the top of my list for personality hosted events. "- Mastercard
"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. He toured the school for over an hour and met with so many of our wonderful students and staff. Everyone has such wonderful feedback about him visiting the school and speaking at our luncheon. 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, also due in part to Ted's natural charm. We can't say thank you enough to you, your team and of course, Ted himself, for being part of this celebration! Please extend our sincere appreciation to Ted for this wonderful opportunity to meet him and work with him today. "- BASF Corporation