How Famous Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali Came to Be

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Anthony Bourdain


The professional career of David Frasher revolves around public service, starting as a police officer, lawyer, then finally transitioning as a city manager. For his personal interests, David Frasher follows popular American chefs Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali to nurture his creative interests.

Born in 1956 in the city of New York, Anthony Bourdain’s early interests were literature and rock music—a product of his parents’ influence. Despite a rebellious childhood, Bourdain managed to find his passion by working at local seafood restaurants while he was in college. After two years, he decided to take up culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America. He spent years climbing the kitchen ranks, until he became Executive Chef at Brasserie Les Halles.

The well-known chef and overall food celebrity Mario Batali developed his passion for culinary arts during childhood. He was introduced to traditional Italian cooking during visits at his grandmother’s house, which influenced him to enroll at London’s Le Cordon Bleu. Although he was unable complete his studies, he trained under famed chef Marco Pierre White. Batali is best known for being one of the original Iron Chefs.


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