Bourdain has been dubbed “the bad boy of cuisine” for his rock star look and blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs and cooking. Bourdain, the executive chef at New York’s famed bistro Les Halles, is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a candid, hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into over 28 languages. His book, A Cook’s Tour, published in conjunction with his series on the Food Network, was also a bestseller in the U.S. and the U.K.
A contributing authority for Food Arts Magazine, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Gourmet. He has also been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. No Reservations, nominated for an Emmy and widely popular all over the world, is currently in its sixth season.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 9th at 10am. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or locally at 310-825-2101, at the UCLA Central Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster locations.
A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, and includes premiere seating within the first 5 rows, access to an exclusive meet and greet session with Bourdain catered by the prestigious Santa Monica eatery Wilshire Restaurant (www.wilshirerestaurant.com), featuring tasting selections from Executive Chef Andrew Kirschner’s renowned menu. Wilshire Restaurant is proud to be the Official Restaurant Sponsor for the evening.
Copies of Bourdain’s new book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, along with other titles from his back catalog will be available for purchase on site provided by Book Soup, the official bookstore for the evening.