Ted Allen Television personality and chef Ted Allen is the Emmy-winning host of Chopped and Chopped Junior. He's won two James Beard Awards for broadcast media and is a spokesperson for Dining Out for Life. Experience Allen has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Iron Chef America, Disney’s The Rocketeer, and Queer Eye.He was a senior editor at Chicago magazine, contributor to Esquire for 10 years, and has written for GQ, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, and Food Network Magazine. Allen's authored 10 books, including In My Kitchen, The Food You Want to Eat, and Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. Education Allen holds a master's degree with an advanced certificate from New York University's Science and Environmental Reporting program, as well as a bachelor's degree in psychology from Purdue University. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.