Celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will stop in San Jose this spring on the Good Vs. Evil Tour, one of only nine dates on a short tour created for both to share their insights and experiences in the restaurant industry.

Bourdain, author of the best-seller book, Kitchen Confidential, and star of the hit Travel Channel shows, No Reservations and The Layover, makes a stop in San Jose at the Center for Performing Arts on his Good vs. Evil Tour, with Eric Ripert. They’ll be sharing their observations and insight into what really goes on behind the kitchen doors.

The tour comes during a brief schedule opening for Anthony Bourdain, who recently ended his career with the Travel Channel filming hit TV show No Reservations (a spinoff The Layover continues for at least one more season), to start working on a new series set to debut this spring on CNN called Parts Unknown. He has also singed on to host a cooking competition on ABC.

Bourdain first fell in love with food at a young age when he had his first oyster in France, documented in his bestselling memoir Kitchen Confidential, which launched him into the public spotlight. He worked in dilapidated seafood restaurants in Massachusetts long before he became a chef, popular writer and Travel Channel star. Bourdain is known for his sarcastic narrations and his abnormally large obsession with pork.

Ripert is the chef and co-owner of famous New York eatery Le Bernardin, which has been awarded three stars from the Michelin Guide, an unprecedented “29” food rating from the Zagat Guide and numerous other accolades. Ripert, also a regular personality on TV, served as a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef for several seasons. He has authored four cookbooks.

Presale tickets for the show, which stops at San Jose Center for Performing Arts on April 13, go on sale Thursday, November 15. Enter promo code “foodie” here: http://bit.ly/TJUMnh

Remaining tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, Nov. 16.