Anthony Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956. According to the Culinary Institute of America, he started his culinary career by working as a dishwasher in Provincetown, Mass. during his summer break from Vassar College. He went on to attend the Institute and graduated in 1978.
Bourdain went on to work for a number of restaurants, including The Supper Club, the Rainbow Room and Coco Pazzo Teatro. In the 1990s, he then started writing and would go on to publish a number of books, including Kitchen Confidential.
Bourdain entered the television world in the early 2000s and appeared on Food Network's A Cook's Tour. This photo shows him posing alongside fellow chef Marcus Samuelsson and singer Lisa Loeb in 2004.
In 2005, Bourdain started to appear in the Travel Channel series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. It was around this time Bourdain divorced from his first wife, his high school sweetheart Nancy Putkoski. In this 2006 photo, the celebrity chef can be seen enjoying a beer at Tintol restaurant in New York.
The chef would later travel the world for CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which debuted in 2013.
2013 was also the year Bourdain starred on the show The Taste. Here he is with his fellow judges, Marcus Samuelsson, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre.
In 2013, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown received a Peabody Award for "expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure."
Over the course of his career, Bourdain's TV shows would receive several Emmy nominations. Here he is at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The program won in the Outstanding Information Series or Special category. In 2016, Bourdain's second marriage with Ottavia Busia would come to an end.
Bourdain is survived by his daughter, Ariane, as well as by his girlfriend Asia Argento.