2018 Talent

Andrew Zimmern

Chef & Owner, Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen

A three-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern (andrewzimmern.com) is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel (including Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, Bizarre Foods America and Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations) and Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, he has explored culture through food in more than 150 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 AndrewZimmern.com. In 2014, Andrew introduced Intuitive Content, a full-service production company that develops and produces dynamic original television and broadcast specials, while partnering with companies to create brand-driven series and web content. Intuitive Content’s first television series, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, premiered on Travel Channel in August 2016. Two pilot episodes of their second series, Andrew Zimmern’s Bucket List, aired on Travel Channel in September 2016.

In 2015, Andrew launched Passport Hospitality, which provides consulting services to various restaurant and retail projects, and oversees Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen. Inspired by visits to street stalls and markets around the world, Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen reflects the intersection of food and travel. The quick service concept is licensed at U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Field in Minneapolis, and Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
 
Andrew has released three books – The Bizarre Truth, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food and Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods. He is a contributing editor at Delta Sky magazine, as well as a Chef-in-Residence and regular contributor at Food & Wine. Andrew is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Babson College’s Lewis Institute, and sits on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed, The Taste of the NFL, Foodie Tout and The National Youth Recovery Foundation. In his rare downtime, he relaxes at home in Minneapolis with his wife, son and pug Pretzel.