The Truth About Food Network Star Madison Cowan

Hailing from London, Madison Cowan got his first taste of culinary fame while working as the executive chef of Ashbells in London's West End. According to Madison Cowan's website, The Times awarded Ashbells a four-star rating in 2004. Building off that success, he established and began running his global culinary production company, Madison Cowan LLC, shortly thereafter.

Cowan then moved to the United States to compete in the Food Network's Chopped Champions, winning the title of Grand Champion and taking home the $50,000 grand prize in 2010, per Eater. The site said he'd use the money he earned to move the rest of his family to America, where he continued to work at his New York City-based culinary production company, Avenue Inc.

In 2012, Cowan returned to the television screen, this time as a contestant on Iron Chef America's Battle Kale, where he took home first prize. The following year, he had a recurring spot as a judge on the Food Network's casino-themed cooking competition series, Kitchen Casino, according to his website.

Cowan will be a contestant in the upcoming season of Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions

Cowan has appeared as a judge on the Food Network's Extreme Chef, and was a co-star of BBC America's travel cooking competition No Kitchen Required, per BBC America. Cowan has also made guest appearances on NBC's Today Show and CBS This Morning, and has appeared in multiple other cooking shows, including Beat Bobby Flay, Guilty Pleasures, and Iron Chef Eats.

Soon, Cowan will be returning to the Food Network again for the second season of Guy Fieri's Tournament of Champions, which premiers on March 7, perĀ Food Network. He will be facing off against 16 other contestants in head-to-head, sudden-death culinary battles to see who will become the ultimate champion.

Cowan is also the author of the cookbook Soul Voyage. In addition to his culinary work, he is a keynote speaker and is actively involved in many charities, including the Alzheimer's Association, the Food Bank For New York City, and former First Lady Michelle Obama's Chefs Move To Schools initiative, per Cowan's website.