Todd English was arrested on August 31 on a charge of driving while intoxicated, New York authorities said.
The celebrity chef has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks.
Police in Southampton said Todd English, 54, was arrested Sunday morning, shortly after 3.30 AM, on a county road on Long Island. He was later held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Center.
Todd English made a court appearance later in the day, and authorities said he posted $1,500 bail.
Todd English was arrested in New York on a charge of driving while intoxicated (photo AP)
The circumstances of the arrest were unavailable.
The celebrity chef, whose full name is William Todd English, is the creative force behind a number of restaurants around the country, including Olives, Figs and Fish Club. He also has been a regular on television programs including Iron Chef USA.
He has written several cookbooks and has been honored by the James Beard Foundation for excellence and achievement in cuisine.
Todd English also received an Emmy nomination for his PBS travel series, Food Trip with Todd English.
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Bruce Smith, who was laid off by a US beef processing company, has sued celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, food blogger Bettina Siegel and ABC News, saying their use of the term “pink slime” helped him lose his job.
Bruce Smith, 58, was one of about 750 people fired by Beef Products Inc, maker of lean finely textured beef.
He is seeking $70,000 in damages, saying the company and workers were “maligned” by the “unfair” phrase.
The firm closed three plants and fired workers at its South Dakota office.
A social media campaign against use of the beef led to heightened public concerns over its health and safety.
Federal regulators said the beef ingredient met food safety standards, but critics argued the food was unappetizing and possibly unsafe.
The US Department of Agriculture eventually chose to allow schools to stop serving the product.
Lean finely textured beef is made from beef heated and spun in a centrifuge to separate the meat from the fat, before the final product is treated with a puff of ammonium hydroxide gas to kill any bacteria.
Bruce Smith has sued Jamie Oliver, blogger Bettina Siegel and ABC News, saying their use of the term “pink slime” helped him lose his job
Bruce Smith, formerly senior counsel and director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Beef Products Inc, filed his lawsuit in Dakota County District Court, Nebraska.
The filing names Jamie Oliver, food blogger Bettina Siegel, ABC News, its journalists Diane Sawyer and Jim Avila and 10 other unnamed defendants.
The company “and its employees were unfairly and unnecessarily maligned and accused of producing a food product that did not exist, a product that critics unfairly labeled “pink slime”, Bruce Smith said in a statement.
He also claims that chef Jamie Oliver used his TV show and social media to target his former employer.
“Defendant Oliver proceeded to use his celebrity chef media notoriety to place pressure on American fast food company McDonald’s, and others, to immediately stop using (lean finely textured beef) LFTB ground beef in its retail menu food products,” the lawsuit alleges.
In a blog post, Bettina Siegel – who petitioned the US government to change its food policy – remained unrepentant.
“I’m confident the First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans, including bloggers like myself, against meritless attempts at censorship like this one.
“I will vigorously defend my right, and the rights of all of us, to speak out on matters of public importance.”
Beef Products Inc has also sued ABC News separately for defamation, asking for damages of $1.2 billion.
Neither ABC News nor Jamie Oliver made any comment on Bruce Smith’s lawsuit.
The celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was not so happy when he was questioned about his own diet in Australia this week.
Jamie Oliver, 36, bristled when asked by a female reporter if he had gained a few pounds recently and called her a “b****”.
When he was questioned on whether he had filled out a bit, Jamie Oliver replied: “I don’t know. I am very healthy.
“Are you from a tabloid? Thank you for noticing, you b****.”
It wasn’t clear whether or not the father-of-four was joking during the outburst.
However, Jamie Oliver admitted he tried to watch his weight and worked out twice a week, but said there was room for improvement.
Jamie Oliver explained: “I do my best. Working in the food business is quite hard when someone is constantly asking you to try things.
“I eat fresh. I train twice a week. I could definitely do better, but I am trying to do my best like most people when they hit 30.”
The celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was not so happy when he was questioned about his own diet in Australia this week
Jamie Oliver’ spokeswoman Kimberly Yorio insisted her client’s weight remained the same.
Kimberly Yorio told Australia’s ABC News: “I can say for a fact he hasn’t gained any weight. They were bad pictures.”
At the Q&A session on responsible eating on Tuesday, Jamie Oliver admitted he was not thinking straight after “a few drinks” the night before.
The celebrity chef said: “I went out last night and had a few drinks after a very long day, (and) my brain did not quite understand that question.”
So they may go some way to explain his unguarded and candid response.
Jamie Oliver is in Australia to launch his second Ministry of Food, in partnership with The Victorian Government and the Good Foundation, to attack state-wide obesity.
The new scheme will see AU$5 million put towards helping teach cooking techniques and nutrition to participants in a larger attempt to attack obesity as a whole in the country.