You Won’t Believe What Anthony Bourdain Wants to Do After He Retires From TV

Anthony Bourdain spoke with The Daily Meal about his desire to become a creative writing teacher after he’s done with TV

Bourdain attributes much of his success to his English teachers.

Much to the dismay of his fans, celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain can’t go on traveling the world eating bizarre grub in front of a camera forever. We spoke with Bourdain recently at the Food for Thought fundraiser in New York for the Bronx Academy of Letters students.

At the event, Bourdain — as host — spoke quite a bit about the impact that his teachers had on him growing up.

“I remember my English teachers well; they were hugely important to me personally and professionally,” Bourdain told The Daily Meal.

Bourdain even revealed his secret dream job which was inspired by his education at the Englewood Center for Boys:

“I would be very happy when all the TV madness is over — which it will eventually be someday — I’d like nothing better than to teach creative writing,” he said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. That would make me very happy. I did it for one day already and it was so rewarding.”


Can we expect a novel out of Bourdain, too? Perhaps. After all, he’s already written a comic book about Jiro from Jiro Dreams of Sushi.