James Beard Foundation award-nominated celebrity chef who has appeared on Iron Chef America and Top Chef Masters.
He studied culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.
His restaurant, Avenue, received a AAA Five Diamond Award.
He was born in Seattle, Washington. He and his wife Allie have sons named Conrad, Mylo, and Jedediah.
He lost to fellow chef Bobby Flay in an episode of Iron Chef America.