Internationally known chef and leading expert on street food who is the gaffer of the food company Eat My Pies. He has hosted such Food Network UK series as Andy Bates Street Feasts, Andy Bates American Street Feasts, and Andy Bates Brazilian Street Feasts.
He went to catering college in Kent when he was 16 years.
He has been a contributor on the BBC Two series Food & Drink.
He was born in the UK, but has also lived in Miami.
He and fellow celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay have both appeared on series on the Food Network UK.