About the Host
Adam Richman grew up in the food mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all the diverse culinary specialties the Big Apple has to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Richman had a desire to taste it all.
Years later, as an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, he began a food journal to document the standout food establishments he was discovering throughout the southeastern United States. 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, Richman was able to gain invaluable on-the-job experience from various restaurants where he worked.
After earning an MFA from Yale University's School of Drama, he 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, Richman began hosting "Man v. Food" for the Travel Channel, which quickly became their highest rated show. With "Man v. Food Nation" and "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America," he not only hosted but co-executive produced both shows. His most recent show on the Travel Channel, "Fandemonium," premiered July 2013. Also on the 2014 menu is Travel Channel's "Man Finds Food," where host Richman will be on the hunt to uncover the most unique, surprising and delicious hidden food treasures in every town.
Richman's first book, "America the Edible" (Rodale Publishing), hit stands November 9, 2010. He is currently working on his first cookbook, "Straight Up Tasty" (Clarkson Potter), due out spring 2015. He is a board member of the Armed Services Foundation and popular lecturer on the college circuit.
In 2009 and 2012, he won the CableFax Award for Best Host. He has acted in numerous theater productions in New York and a variety of television shows.
Richman currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.