Man v. Food's Adam Richman to appear at The Pullo Center Oct. 20

May 03, 2011

An Evening with Adam Richman, host of "Man v. Food," is set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Penn State York's Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). Ticket prices are $70 VIP (including a meet and greet) and $45, and go on sale at 10 a.m. on May 9. Pullo Center members can order tickets on May 4. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center box office, charged by phone at 717-505-8900, or online at and  Penn State York students can purchase one ticket, regular priced at $45, at the discounted rate of $25 at the box office.

Richman's appearance will include a presentation of some of his most exciting and delicious adventures in food, followed by a cooking demonstration, and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

Richman grew up in the food mecca of New York City and began his love affair with food early on, sampling all of the diverse culinary specialties The Big Apple had to offer. From samosas to sushi, even at a young age, Richman had a desire to taste it all.

Years later, as an undergraduate at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., Richman began a food journal to document the standout food establishments he was discovering throughout the Southeastern U.S. Though he majored in international studies, his love of all things edible naturally drew him into the culinary world after graduation. Subsequently, he built a solid resume working in nearly every echelon of the restaurant world -- from coast to coast and from the counter to the kitchen. Though he never trained professionally, Reisman was able to gain invaluable on-the-job experience in the various restaurants he worked in.

After earning a master's degree in fine arts from Yale University's School of Drama, Richman traveled the United States acting in many regional theaters. The nature of his work allowed him to feed his appetite for the best local dishes across America -- all of which found their way into his food journal. In 2008, he began hosting “Man v. Food” for the Travel Channel, which quickly became their highest rated show.

In addition to hosting a television show, Reisman has acted in numerous theater productions in New York and a variety of television shows.


  • Tickets for An Evening with Adam Richman, host of 'Man v. Food,' go on sale at 10 a.m. on May 9.

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Last Updated May 04, 2011