Born in the U.K. and having lived on four continents, including spending his first six years in Asia, Marsh Mokhtari’s globetrotting and love of food started at a very early age. His father is by far his biggest inspiration in the kitchen: with his reckless abandon to not follow recipes, he encouraged Marsh to experiment with his cooking, and make his own path, a philosophy Marsh lives by every day.
Marsh moved to the U.K., where he earned a degree in medical physics from Newcastle University. During his studies, he played American football for the U.K. national team and rugby for the Newcastle Falcons. After a brief career in the financial sector of London, the lure of travel, adventure and food once again took him on a journey, this time to Australia, where he had a fortuitous encounter with a film crew and found his true passion. The thrill of the entertainment industry took Marsh not to Hollywood but to of all places, Bolivia, where he hosted Death Road, a one-hour special for the History Channel that garnered him instant credibility. His next move was to Los Angeles, where he's been hosting adventurous TV shows for the past eight years. Marsh is currently mixing his love of adventure, travel and food as the host of Food Network’s Extreme Chef.