ADAM RICHMAN grew up in the food Mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Adam had a desire to taste it all.

Years later, as an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Adam began a food journal to document the standout food establishments he was discovering throughout the Southeastern U.S. Though he majored in International Studies, his love of all things edible naturally drew him into the culinary world after graduation. Subsequently, he built a solid resume working in nearly every echelon of the restaurant world, from coast-to-coast and from the counter to the kitchen. Though he never trained professionally, Adam was able to gain invaluable on-the-job experience in the various restaurants he worked in.

After earning a master’s degree in Fine Art from Yale University’s School of Drama, Adam traveled the United States acting in many regional theaters. The nature of his work allowed him to feed his appetite for the best local dishes across America – all of which found their way into his food journal. In 2008, Adam began hosting “Man v Food” for the Travel Channel, which quickly became their highest rated show. With “Man v Food Nation”, “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” and “Fandemonium”, Adam not only hosted but Co-Executive Produced.  His latest show on Travel Channel, Man Finds Food, in which he starred and produced, premiered in April of 2015.  The second season of this series, retitled as Secret Eats with Adam Richman premiered in July of 2016.

In 2014 he hosted NBC’s new food competition show “Food Fighters,” which delivered the biggest regularly scheduled week-one to week-two gain in its demographic for any new series on the Big 4 networks in the prior two years. The second season premiered in July 2015. Under his production company banner, County of Kings, and in conjunction with Whizz Kidd, he created BBQ Champ in the UK, which aired on ITV in 2015 and has aired in a number of territories worldwide.

Adam’s first book, “America the Edible” (Rodale Publishing), hit stands in 2010 and his second book “Straight-Up Tasty” (Clarkson Potter), debuted in June 2015. Aside from TV, Adam has acted in numerous theater productions in NY and a variety of TV shows.

He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Read the Full Bio +
Hide the Full Bio -

Placements

Adam Richman Fanboys Out While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

Adam Richman: Taking BBQ to extreme new levels

Arturo's Pizza With Special Guest Adam Richman

Mom’s Spinach Pie by Adam Richman

Adam Richman on the Today Show

Adam Richman: "There is No Such Thing as Shameful Snacking"

Adam Richman Ranks His Top 5 Pizzerias On Planet Earth

Adam Richman On "Secret Eats with Adam Richman"

Windy City Live: 1970s Dinner Party Ideas

Beer-Braised Bratwurst Sandwich with Adam Richman

True Food Network: Adam Richman The ORIGINAL Man v. Food | True Food Challenge

Chef Adam Richman's Shrimp Tacos

If Brooklyn Bakeries Were Drake Songs

Where Adam Richman and His Mom Dine

Photos

Adam Richman

Travel Channel Host, Cookbook Author

“As anyone in entertainment knows, a savvy, streamlined and focused approach to both handling media requests, and establishing a brand in the marketplace is essential.  It is also incredibly difficult when the landscape changes so dramatically – and so frequently – with changing trends, different streams of media, and people digesting content on everything from TV to tablets.  For this reason, among so many more I consider my decision to work with The Brooks Group arguably one of the smartest I have made, career-wise.  They are forever thinking outside the box, seeking new opportunities, increasing my marketplace savvy and have found myriad new ways to position me, my shows and products in the market. Kind, conscientious and caring – that’s THE BROOKS GROUP.”