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'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy': Where is Ted Allen Now?

Ted Allen at the On The Rocks: Cocktails And Cool Bites Hosted By Ted Allen Capital One Cardholder Exclusive in New York City, 2018
September 29, 2019 - 11:20 / Laura Pérez

Ted Allen served as the food and wine specialist in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the original version of Queer Eye. But it seems that he has been doing a lot since the television makeover series ended in 2007.

Edward Allen was born in 1965 in Ohio, and we bet you probably remember him as the food and wine expert on Bravo's television makeover show Queer Eye for the Straight Guywhere he appeared from 2003 to 2007, and which earned him an Emmy Award.

We were very happy last year after Queer Eye, the reboot of the show, was released, with Antoni Porowski taking over the role of food and wine specialist, but it also made us wonder what the original "Fab Five" are doing now.

Ted Allen at the book signing of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in New York City, 2004 

Ted Allen and Antoni Porowski at the City Harvest: The 2019 Gala in New York City

Where is Ted Allen now?

The original Queer Eye version where Ted Allen appeared alongside Thom Filicia, Jai Rodriguez, Carson Kressley, and Kyan Douglas, concluded in 2007, but right after that the cooking expert started to do a lot more! Since 2009 he has been hosting the television cooking competition series Choppedas well as Chopped Juniorwhich began in 2015.

In 2014 he became the host of a show originally called America's Best Cook, a retooled version of that show, retitled All-Star Academy, which premiered in 2015. Also in 2015 he was part of Best. Ever.a television series that scoured America for its best pizza, breakfast, burgers, and barbecue. 

The five stars of the television show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Thom Filicia, Jai Rodriguez and Kyan Douglas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2006

Some interesting facts about the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Ted Allen

-He is the author of two cookbooks and has been a longtime writer for Esquire magazine

-Ted Allen earned two awards (2004 and 2005) from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for his appearance on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

-He got a degree in psychology from Purdue University in the late 1980's

-He loves Mediterranean, Asian, and Japanese food

-Ted has lived with his partner, interior designer Barry Rice since 1993. Although they are registered as domestic partners and are not actually married, they wear wedding rings and refer to each other as "husband" 

Ted Allen and Barry Rice at the City Harvest's 35th Anniversary Gala in New York City, 2018