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Burtka is a talented Le Cordon Bleu chef who is a firm believer in sustainable food fresh from the farmer’s market, butcher, or garden to the table. Burtka gained valuable experience training under Mario Batali at the award-winning Babbo ristorante in NY; Gina De Palma, award-winning pastry chef and author; Iron Chef Cat Cora; and the French Laundry’s Thomas Keller. David and his catering company Gourmet M.D. have had the pleasure of preparing meals for some of Hollywood’s elite. He has been seen in cooking segments on Barefoot Contessa, E! News, Live with Kelly, Home Made Simple, Rachael Ray, The Kitchen and others. He has been a guest judge on shows such as Beat Bobby Flay, Top Chef Masters and Iron Chef and his recipes have been featured in Food and Wine Magazine. Burtka is not only a chef, but an acclaimed actor who has appeared on Broadway, in film, and on TV in roles on shows such as How I Met Your Mother and American Horror Story – Freak Show. Burtka earned a BFA from the University of Michigan and studied at the William Esper Studios in New York.
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