Andrew Zimmern

TV Personality & Chef

Andrew Zimmern is an Emmy-winning and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and social justice advocate. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. In 2020, he produced and hosted the Anthem Award-winning What’s Eating America for MSNBC. In 2021, he premiered Family Dinner on Magnolia Network. It’s now in its third season and is nominated for an Emmy award this year. You can also find him judging Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend on Netflix, The Silos Baking Competition on HBO Max, and teaching live fire cooking on Outdoor Channel’s Andrew Zimmern’s Wild Game Kitchen.

Andrew is the founder and chairman of Intuitive Content, named one of the top 100 production companies in the world by Realscreen for three years in a row. A full-service production company that develops and produces television, digital content and advertisements, Intuitive Content works with a diverse group of networks including MSNBC, Magnolia, Hulu, Travel Channel, Outdoor Channel, Reelz, Discovery, HBO Max, and Food Network, as well as companies like Whirlpool, Marriott, Caribou Coffee, Sleep Number, Hy-Vee, Cointreau, The National Football League and AquaChile. In 2020, IC premiered What’s Eating America, a series for MSNBC exploring the civic stories of our time through the lens of food. In 2021, they premiered Family Dinner, which follows Andrew as he discovers how the cultural, regional, and historical facets of who we are inform how we eat, and in 2022, Andrew Zimmern’s Wild Game Kitchen premiered on the Outdoor Channel. Other IC series include Zoe Bakes, Big Food Truck Tip, Crash Test World, How to Survive a Murder, Feral and The Zimmern List, which won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program.

In 2015, Andrew launched Passport Hospitality, which provides consulting services to restaurant and retail projects and creates unique culinary concepts, including the hot dog and burger concept Patty & Frank’s in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Works food hall. Andrew collaborated with Minneapolis chef Gavin Kaysen to create KZ ProVisioning, a catering company for professional sports franchises, including the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, the NBA’s Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Lynx. He has also partnered with Gansevoort Co. to develop an experiential food hall in The Dayton’s building in downtown Minneapolis. Passport’s largest effort to date is overseeing all food service contracting and development for the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream in Washington DC, opening in 2024.

Andrew has written four books—The Bizarre Truth, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food, Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Food, and Alliance of World Explorers: AZ and the Lost City of Ophir, which won the Gold IPPY in Juvenile Fiction. Andrew sits on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed, EXPLR Media, Soigne Hospitality and Beans is How. He sits on the advisory board for the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, serves on City Harvest’s Food Council, is the International Rescue Committee’s Voice for Nutrition and a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme, as well as The Nature Conservancy.  He is a founding member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition and a co-founder of the Coalition for Sustainable Aquaculture. In 2022, he was a contributor to the White House Strategic Policy for Hunger, Nutrition and Health and a contributor to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. He resides in Minneapolis.