David Burtka Bio

David Burtka graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena with a culinary arts degree. He has trained under chef Mario Batali at his award winning restaurant BABBO and with award winning chef and author Gina De Palma. While in New York City, he worked as a private chef and then moved on to open his own catering company, Gourmet M.D.

David is a firm believer in sustainable food – from the market to the table. He has cooked for many celebrity clients, including Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and John Hamm, Star Trek’s Zack Quinto, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American Idol’s Kara Dioguardi, and Iron Chef’s Cat Cora. He also has been seen as a guest judge on Bravo’s TOP CHEF MASTERS. As an actor, David has been on Broadway with Bernadette Peters in GYPSY and on television in the West Wing, CSI: NY, and How I Met Your Mother. He splits his time living in New York City and Los Angeles.