Accomplished chef who has been awarded multiple James Beard Foundation medals and had several cook books published. He served as a regular judge on Top Chef.
He opened the popular Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan in 1994 along with his partner Danny Meyer.
He appeared in a late episode of the long-running animated series The Simpsons.
He has three sons with Lori Silverbush who he married in 2001.
He executive produced and also appeared in the documentary A Place at the Table which featured actor Jeff Bridges.