Adam Richman grew up in the food Mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Adam had a desire to taste it all.
Years later, as an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Adam began a food journal to document the standout food establishments he was discovering throughout the Southeastern U.S. 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, Adam was able to gain invaluable on-the-job experience in the various restaurants he worked in.
After earning a master’s degree in Fine Art from Yale University’s School of Drama, Adam 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, Adam began hosting “Man v Food” for the Travel Channel, which quickly became their highest rated show. With “Man v Food Nation”, “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America” and “Fandemonium”, Adam not only hosted but co-Executive Produced. His latest show on Travel Channel, Man Finds Food, in which he starred and produced, premiered in April of 2015. The second season of this series, now re-titled as Secret Eats with Adam Richman premieres July 2016.
In 2014 he hosted NBC’s new food competition show “Food Fighters,” which delivered the biggest regularly scheduled week-one to week-two gain in it’s demographic for any new series on the Big 4 networks in the prior two years. The second season premiered in July 2015. Under his production company banner, County of Kings, and in conjunction with Whizz Kidd, he created BBQ Champ in the UK, which aired on ITV in 2015 and has aired in a number of territories worldwide.
Adam’s first book, “America the Edible” (Rodale Publishing), hit stands in 2010 and his second book “Straight-Up Tasty” (Clarkson Potter), debuted in June 2015. Aside from TV, Adam has acted in numerous theater productions in NY and a variety of TV shows.
He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.