Anthony Michael Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality.
He is a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of numerous professional kitchens, including a stint of many years as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles.
Though Bourdain is no longer formally employed as a chef, he maintains a relationship with Les Halles in New York.
He is widely known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and in 2005 he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover.
In 2013, he joined CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.