Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Renowned Chef, Author, Television Host Anthony Bourdain Brings 'Guts & Glory' Tour to Texas A&M University-Kingsville

KINGSVILLE - September 26, 2012

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Anthony Bourdain– internationally renowned chef, author and television host – will be the first featured guest speaker of the 2012 Texas A&M University-Kingsville University Lectureship Series. Bourdain’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in Jones Auditorium.

      Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, often hysterical, insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.

      Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices for A&M-Kingsville students begin at $10. Non-student tickets range from $20 to $60 for VIP tickets. The VIP ticket package includes special seating; a commemorative, limited edition poster; and admission to a reception in the Founders’ Room following the lecture.

      Tickets are available online at www.tamuktickets.com or in person at Jones Auditorium the day of the event.  For more information, visit AnthonyBourdainonTour.com. 

       Bourdain, chef-at-large at New York’s famed Brasserie Les Halles, is the author of bestselling titles Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw – both hilariously blunt and sometimes shocking portraits of life in restaurant kitchens. His latest project Get JIRO!, a culinary-themed graphic novel, was released on July 3 and has already reached the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. His 2001 travel journal A Cook’s Tour was also a bestseller in the U.S. and U.K.

       A contributing authority for Food Arts magazine, Bourdain’s work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet and many other publications. He has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline, and has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, Morning Joe, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher.

       In addition to hosting Travel Channel’s Emmy Award-winning No Reservations and The Layover, Bourdain will serve as host for two new television shows premiering in 2013: The Taste, a cooking competition series for ABC, and a docu-series for CNN, expanding the network’s coverage of travel, culture and cuisine.

       Copies of Bourdain’s books will be available for purchase on-site from the University Bookstore, the show’s Official Bookstore Sponsor.

 About the University Lectureship Series

       The University Lectureship Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a student-supported program that invites guest lecturers to present relevant or entertaining topics both to the university and Kingsville communities. Known nationally or regionally for their expertise, invited speakers will educate, inform and engage students, and help them to make meaning of theories they are learning in their classrooms.

       For more information about the A&M-Kingsville University Lectureship Series, contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 361-593-3612.

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