The popularity and power of a well known chef, especially in our nation, is so underrated, isn’t it? We seem to think, in some cases, that they are at the bottom of the food chain (no pun intended) when it comes to television stars and there net worth in the industry. However, this is far from the truth, and American chef Anthony Bourdain is the perfect example of this. It has been estimated recently that Bourdain is worth a whopping $16 million, and there is no surprise as to why. With his numerous television series that have aired, and his fan base, there is no stopping this amazing chef, and we are here to go a little more in depth about how he has reached this status throughout the many years of his career. Let’s get started.
The Spark Of It All
Bourdain is said to have found his love for cooking and food during his adolescence, and more specifically when he was on vacation with his family in France. After that he finished his high school career, and went on to Vassar College, only to drop out after a couple of years. During that time in college, he was also working at various seafood restaurants in the New England area, which then inspired him to pursue his cooking career. He then went on to attend and graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. From then on, he began his first successes in his career by running a few restaurants throughout New York City, and then became the executive chef for Brasserie Les Halles, which had locations nationally and internationally as well.
Combining The Culinary Aspect With Media
While also working and running various restaurants, Bourdain also began to implement his knowledge of the culinary arts with different media aspects to bring it to the world. It all began with writing, with Bourdain releasing a number of bestselling non fiction books as well as cookbooks, including ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly’ and ‘No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach’. Along with these books, he has also written a number of articles and essays, and has even had a blog that has won a Webby Award.
However, when it comes to the media, many of the fans know Anthony Bourdain from his many television series and specials that have aired on several different networks. His series have included ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ and ‘The Layover’, which both aired on the Travel Channel, ‘A Cook’s Tour’, which aired on the Food Network, and ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’, which aired on CNN. Along with these series, Bourdain has also made several guest appearances on shows like ‘Top Chef’, ‘The Mind of a Chef’, and ‘The Taste’.
What Makes Him So Fan-Tastic
So aside from all of his projects and works that he has released throughout his career, what makes him so relatable and popular among the fans (because, let’s be honest … Not every chef on television can keep your attention!). When it comes to Anthony Bourdain, he is able to relate to audience viewers of all ages. He is especially known for his use of profanity, sexual innuendos, and other colorful phrasing that makes for a good punchline and humor throughout his shows. His personality is able to let the audience see the food and the topic on hand in a different way, and draws in new fans with every single episode.
Looking at this brief history of this ‘top chef’, there should be no doubt whatsoever as to why he has created such a successful net worth for himself. From his culinary knowledge, to his numerous restaurants, books, and media, he is able to reach out to his fans from all different facets each and every day, which is not something that every famous figure or celebrity can say during their career, or lifetime for that matter. Either way, he has earned and deserves every single success that has come his way, and there is no stopping him anytime soon. If you would like to find out more information about the interesting life of chef Anthony Bourdain, or if you would like to read or view some of his projects, you can find everything you need online.