Ted Allen

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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.


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.


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.

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