Anthony Bourdain to visit Trinity University

Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer and host of the Emmy award winning show, “No Reservations,” is coming to San Antonio’s Trinity University at 7:30 pm on Nov. 8th as part of his “Guts & Glory” tour.

Bourdain is perhaps best known for traveling the world and testing his daring palate against all types of exotic cuisine on his two Travel Channel shows, “No Reservations” and “The Layover.” He is the author of the bestselling book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” a witty and often shocking exposé of the professional kitchen and a memoir of his own culinary career. Following the success of his first novel, Bourdain wrote three more non-fiction books as well as three crime novels and a graphic novel, all of which revolve around the world of food.

Bourdain is an experienced chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and went on to work in several professional kitchens in New York. He eventually landed a position as executive chef for New York’s Brasserie Les Halles.

Bourdain is a black sheep among celebrity chefs, and he is known for his unapologetic frankness. His sardonic and often crude comments leave some audiences reeling with laughter while others simply change the channel. Bourdain has openly expressed his disdain for the marked commercialism of some of television’s most popular chefs, and is also open about his drinking and past drug use.

The tour’s promoters have been vague about the content of the “Guts & Glory” tour, but Bourdain will be presenting uncensored material and stories which are sure to leave some audience members blushing.

The tour will be hosted at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium. Tickets are on sale, ranging from $32 to $52, and can be bought through Ticketmaster or at the Laurie Auditorium. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $147 and will include premium seating, an exclusive tour poster, and a post-show meet-and-greet and signing opportunity. For more information visit <>.