Anthony Bourdain's Personal Items Up for Auction, Including Chef's Knife

September 17, 2019

Before his death, Anthony Bourdain was known for his cuisine but also his love for travel.

As many looked up to the late Bourdain, fans of the chef will now have the opportunity to bring items that he owned into their homes.

More than 200 of Bourdain’s personal belongings are going up for auction on October 9th to the 30th.

Three exhibits will be held in New York, Savannah, Georgia, and New Braunfels, Texas.

The items include many things like his own personal clothing, paintings, and even a custom-made Bob Kramer chef’s knife that is worth up to $6,000.

The custom-made Bob Kramer knife was given to Bourdain in 2016.

According to Marilyn White, a spokeswoman for Lark Mason Associates, the entire collection is reported to be worth up to $400,000.

This company has been hired by Bourdain’s family to oversee the auction.

Lark Mason Associates states on their website that the company was founded in 2003.

The company also said that it is “one of the premier auction houses in the world,” according to their website.

The New York Times reported that the remainder of the purchases will go to Bourdain’s family, including his daughter Ariane.

CNN reported that the remaining proceeds will go toward the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America.

The esteemed chef took his own life in June in a hotel room in France. Though born in New York, the cook and writer grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Bourdain was found dead in France while working on his CNN services. At the time, the network called his death a suicide.

To see the all of the items you can buy, click here to view the Property of the Collection of Anthony Bourdain.

If you want to own one of his most prized possessions, mark your calendars for October 9.