ROB DEBORDE is the creator of one of the web's first celebrity chefs: Tako the Octopus, an interactive cooking show hosted by an accident-prone animated chef. His culinary creations can currently be found in bookstores, on television, and online.
Rob created “Deep Fried, Live! with Tako the Octopus" in 2001. It was named “Best Comedy” at the Showtime New Media Awards and “Best Animated Show” at the SXSW Earl Awards in 2002. For TV, Rob wrote over 50 episodes of the popular Food Network program "Good Eats." Rob’s first book, Fish on a First-Name Basis, was published by Thomas Dunne Books in 2006. It’s a fun, fact-filled cookbook loaded with seafood science, fish market full disclosures, essential cooking tips, and over 200 illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. His first novel, Portlandtown, was published in October 2012.
Rob currently works as a freelance writer and designer for the entertainment industry, creating original works for Paramount Television, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Terry Smith Creations, Stanford University, and many of the pro-sports teams in the San Francisco Bay Area.