Anthony Bourdain is an American author and chef. He is well known for his
2000 book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and is
the host of Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure program Anthony
Bourdain: No Reservations. In Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain describes how his
love of food was kindled in France—when he tried his first oyster on an oyster
fisherman's boat as a youth while on a family vacation. Later, while attending
Vassar College, he worked in the seafood restaurants of Provincetown,
Massachusetts, which sparked his decision to pursue cooking as a career.
Bourdain graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, and went on
to run various restaurant kitchens in New York City—including the Supper Club,
One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan's—culminating in the position of executive chef
at Brasserie Les Halles beginning in 1998. Brasserie Les Halles is based in
Manhattan, with additional locations in Miami and, at the time of Bourdain's
tenure, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan.
Born June 25, 1956 his primary personality traits are represented by the
Chinese Zodiac elemental animal sign, the Fire Monkey. The Fire Monkey has
added energy which will propel them to incredible feats. When not coming up with
the ultimate mind game, he will use this vitality to reach new heights in
career, competition, and enjoyment. His Fire element makes him among the most
confrontational of the Monkeys, and he finds the extra energy useful to satisfy
his desire to control his surroundings, a desire often fueled by jealousy.