Alton Brown is a popular television personality, with roles as the creator and host of the Food Network television show, Good Eats, host of Feasting on Asphalt and Feasting on Waves, and host of Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Camp Cutthroat. He is also known as an author, actor, and cinematographer. Alton Brown currently has an approximate net worth of $14 million.
To start his career in food entertainment, Brown decided that the quality of cooking shows he was seeing on television were not the style he wanted to see in his viewing choices. He decided that, to get the preparation he needed, he would attend the New England Culinary Institute, which he graduated in 1997. His knowledge of math and science was poor in high school, but his desire to create a better program for novices and experienced chefs helped to motivate him to learn the necessary skills.
Brown’s first show was titled “Good Eats,” which starred Brown using science to explain the methods and reasons for his cooking techniques. On the show, he was very outspoken about single-use kitchen utensils, and focused on products that could do a number of different tasks. In fact, many episodes focused on makeshift cooking utensils, to make the techniques relatable to the home cooks watching at home. Good Eats was nominated for the Best T.V. Food Journalism Award by the James Beard Foundation in 2000, and was awarded a 2006 Peabody Award. In May 2011, Brown announced the end of the 11-year run of the program, but went on to host multiple other programs for cooking, like Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen.
Brown recently divorced his wife, DeAnna, in 2015. The former couple has a daughter, named Zoey, who was born in 1999. Brown lives in Marietta, Georgia, and is a motorcycle enthusiast.