Actor | Singer | Chef
David Burtka is a chef, caterer, and award-winning actor who released his first cookbook, Life is a Party, in April 2019. He earned a BFA from the University of Michigan and studied at the William Esper Studios in New York. The talented Le Cordon Bleu chef gained valuable experience training under incredible chefs including Gina De Palma, Cat Cora, and Thomas Keller.
He has been seen in cooking segments on “Barefoot Contessa,” “E! News,” “Home Made Simple,” “Rachael Ray,” “The Kitchen,” “Celebrity Dish,” “The Fablife,” and “The Chew.” Additionally, he has been a guest judge on shows such as “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Top Chef Masters,” “Worst Cooks in America,” “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” and “Iron Chef.”
His film credits include Dance-Off, Annie and the Gypsy, Regrets Only, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, and Hollywood Ending. His television credits include “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” He was seen previously on stage in David Hyde Pierce’s It Shoulda Been You, The Goat or Who is Sylvia, Gypsy, The Play About the Baby, and The Opposite of Sex, among others. He is also the producer of the drag festival Wigstock.