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Ted Allen (GSAS ’90), The 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Ted Allen is host of the Food Network series Chopped and formerly starred on Bravo’s Queer Eye, for which he received a James Beard Award and an Emmy, respectively. In addition to his notable career in culinary entertainment, Allen has been a contributing writer for Esquire since 1997 and was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for a feature on the little-known phenomenon of male breast cancer. Allen works with several charitable organizations, including the James Beard Foundation, the Point Foundation, Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry, the Food Bank for New York City, the Washington D.C. Central Kitchen, the Food Council for City Harvest, and Dining Out for Life. Learn more about the 2015 NYUAA Alumni Awards Honorees: nyualumni.com/2015awards.