Ted Allen

Editor, Restaurant critic, Actor
Ted Allen worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 2007, he hosted a six-part PBS documentary, "Uncorked: Wine Made Simple." In 1997, he joined "Esquire" magazine as a contributing editor ... Read more »
Born: 05/20/1965 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

All-Star Academy 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Host

Chopped Grill Masters Napa 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Chopped Junior 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

Best. Ever. 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Chopped 2008 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

America's Best Cook 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Eats 10th Anniversary 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Chef Battle: An Iron Chef America Event 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Food Detectives 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 2002 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Best Thing I Ever Ate 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Chef 2002 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

From G's to Gents 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Chef America 2005 - 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Top Chef Holiday Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Chef: Watch What Happens Reunion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Chef: 4-Star All-Stars 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Gayer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Colonel Effingham's Raid (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mandarin Mystery (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (2)

The Great Rupert (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Great Rupert (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Biography

Ted Allen worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 2007, he hosted a six-part PBS documentary, "Uncorked: Wine Made Simple." In 1997, he joined "Esquire" magazine as a contributing editor, where he contributed to the food series and co-authored the magazine's popular "Things a Man Should Know" series. He left grad school to take a job as a copy editor at the Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier. Allen worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including"Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2003" (ABC, 2003-04), "Good Morning, Miami" (NBC, 2002-04) and "TV Revolution" (Bravo, 2003-04). He also contributed to "Totally Gayer" (VH1, 2003-04) and "What's That Sound: The Making of the Queer Eye Music Video" (Bravo, 2003-04). In the early 2000s, Allen devoted his time to various credits, such as "Food Network Star" (Food Network, 2004-2015), "Top Chef" (Bravo, 2005-) and "Top Chef: 4-Star All-Stars" (Bravo, 2006-07). He also worked on "Chopped" (Food Network, 2008-2015). Allen continued to exercise his talent in the early 2000s and the 2010s, taking on a mix of projects like "Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving" (Food Network, 2008-2010), "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" (Food Network, 2008-09) and "Good Eats 10th Anniversary" (Food Network, 2009-2010). His credits also expanded to "All-Star Academy" (Food Network, 2014-15). Allen most recently worked on "Chopped Junior" (Food Network, 2015-).

Relationships

Barry Rice Production

Domestic Partner
met when they worked together at Lerner Newspapers co-wrote the bi-weekly review "The Famished Four"

EDUCATION

Purdue University

West Lafayette , Indiana 1987

Purdue University

West Lafayette , Indiana
enrolled in Purdue's Krannert Graduate School of Management, but left to accept a job as a copy editor

New York University

New York , New York
graduated from the Science and Environmental Reporting Program

Milestones

2007

Hosted a six-part PBS documentary, "Uncorked: Wine Made Simple"

2006

Was a frequent guest judge on Bravo's reality program "Top Chef"

2004

Became a frequent guest judge on Food Network's "Iron Chef America"

2003

Appeared as the food and wine connoisseur on the Bravo reality series "Queer Eye" (originally "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy")

1997

Joined "Esquire" magazine as a contributing editor, where he contributed to the food series and co-authored the magazine's popular "Things a Man Should Know" series

Left grad school to take a job as a copy editor at the Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier

Senior editor and restaurant critic with Chicago magazine

Worked as a reporter for Lerner Newspapers and co-wrote the bi-weekly review "The Famished Four"

Bonus Trivia

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Website: www.tedallen.net/

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Ted serves as the spokesman for Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines. He shares his experience and advice about food, wine and entertaining on www.Discover-Wine.com.

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