Ted Allen Net Worth and Salary 2021.

Originally posted on May 29, 2019 @ 5:09 pm

Ted Allen was born on 20th May in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Carmel, Indiana. He is a renowned author, Tv personality, restaurant critic and former food and wine connoisseur. Read this to know Chef Ted Allen’s Net Worth.

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Education and Career.

Ted Allen gained his high school education at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. In 1987, Allen graduated with a degree in psychology from Purdue University.

Afterward, he studied in Purdue’s Kramer school of management but later on quit to concentrate on a then newly acquired job at the Lafayette, Indiana, Journal, and Courier After a while, Ted Allen went back to school at Science and reporting program at N.Y university to study M. A in journalism. Later on, Ted migrated to Chicago to work as Lerner Newspapers reporter.

After being invited by his longtime friend Barry Rice (now husband) to a team known as “The Famished Four” to become a restaurant critic,  Ted Allen warmly welcomed the idea and became part of the team. The team if four restaurant critics were initiated by Barry Rice and Food editor Leah A Zeldes.

Before becoming a senior editor for Chicago magazine,  he had begun as an ordinary freelancer for the magazine. As a senior  editor with a vast knowledge of restaurants,  Ted’s main topics were about food and wines

He then became a contributing editor for Esquire in 1997 where he co-authored “Things A Man Should Know” with Scott Emekakuk.  The books were mainly about marriage and style information tor men.

Tv appearance.

Ted joined the world of Tv stardom in 2003 when he appeared on the makeover series “Queer Eye for the straight guy” as a wine and food specialist. He then became a judge for Food Network’s Iron Chef America and also hosted the documentary Uncorked: Wine Made Simple at PBS in 2007.

From then onwards, Allen featured in Bravo’s reality show ‘top chef’ as a regular guest judge in it’s  3rd and 4th seasons. In 2008, he joined the Food Network as a show host for two shows: “Food Detectives” and “Chopped” which are currently the highest rated prime time shows.

Ted Allen Net Worth

As a highly ranked restaurant critic, Ted Allen has been featured on shows like “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Best Ever,” “Cuttlarput Kitchen,” “Best Thing I Ever Ate” and many other Food  Network reality shows. Ted Allen’s Salary from tv shows adds up to his wealth.


For being an outstanding restaurant critic and Tv host,  Ted Allen has grabbed many awards for himself. In 2004, he won an Emmy award shared with the cast and producers of ‘Queer Eye’ for an outstanding reality Tv program

In 2012, he got a James Beard Foundation award as the how t of “Chopped” for being an outstanding tv host.

What is the Net worth of Ted Allen As of 2021?

If you are a fan of Ted Allen,  you must have probably wondered how rich he is.  According to reliable sources,  Ted Allen’s net worth stands at $5 million as of 2021, an amount he has amassed from Tv appearances, restaurant criticism and the numerous awards he has won so far. The exact salary that Ted brings in remains his top secret. Ted Allen’s Salary from different tv shows is $700.000 annually. He receives $50,000 as salary from Chopped alone.

Personal Life.

Ted Allen’s is gay and proudly open about it.  He has been married to Barry Rice, an interior designer, and former journalist since July 30, 2013. The two openly call each other husband without any wife of being stigmatized by anyone.

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