Hip TV chef who opened restaurants in the U.S. and the Bahamas.
As a boy, he asked for an Easy-Bake Oven, to which his father objected and gave him a G.I. Joe, telling him it was more masculine.
He is an Iron Chef winner who was born in New York.
He married his first wife, Debra Ponzek, in 1991
He gained great popularity for being on the Food Network, like star Giada De Laurentiis.