Andrew Zimmern

Tv Personality, Chef & Founder
Intuitive Content / Food Works / Passport

A four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, The Zimmern List, and Food Network’s Big Food Truck Tip, he has explored culture through food in more than 170 countries.
Andrew has built a multi-faceted empire that promotes impactful ways to think about, create and live with food. Founded in 1997, Food Works manages production and distribution of Andrew’s media endeavors, including his James Beard Award-nominated website Intuitive Content, a full-service production company that develops and produces dynamic original television and broadcast specials. Intuitive Content also works with networks like Bravo, Travel Channel and Food Network as well as companies like Whirlpool, Marriott, Caribou and AquaChile to create brand-driven series and digital content. Intuitive Content’s first series, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, premiered on Travel Channel in August 2016. Other IC series include The Zimmern List, Big Food Truck Tip, Crash Test World and What’s Eating America.
Andrew has written four books—The Bizarre Truth, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food and Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods. His latest offering, a grade level series called Alliance of World Explorers, Volume 1: AZ and the Lost City of Ophir, was released in February 2019 and recently won the Gold IPPY in Juvenile Fiction. He is also a contributor at Food & Wine Magazine and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Babson College’s Lewis Institute. Andrew sits on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed, Project Explorer, The Taste of the NFL, and is the International Rescue Committee’s Voice for Nutrition. He is a Fast Company “Most Creative Person” designee, and Adweek named him one of the “30 most influential people in food.” He resides in Minneapolis.



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