Andrew Scott Zimmern is considered one of the influential celebrity chefs in the world.
Andrew Zimmern Profile Summary
Andrew Scott Zimmern
July 4, 1961
Place of Birth
New York, United States
Caren Zimmern, Robert Zimmern
Rishia Haas(married from 2002 – 2018)
TV Chef, Chef
Andrew Zimmern Biography
Andrew Scott Zimmern who was born on July 4, 1961, is an American culinary expert, chef, restaurateur, television personality, radio personality, director, producer, entrepreneur, food critics, journalist, teacher, and author.
He was born and raised in New York City in a Jewish family. As a boy, he attended James Beard’s legendary Christmas and Sunday open houses with his two dads and credits Beard’s hospitality for his early culinary aspirations. He began his formal culinary training at the age of 14. He attended the Dalton School and graduated from Vassar College. He worked at several fine dining restaurants in New York as either executive chef or general manager. He has also lectured on restaurant management and design at The New School for Social Research.
Owing to severe drug and alcohol addiction, Zimmern was homeless for about one year. During this period, he survived by stealing purses from cafes and selling the contents. In 1992, Zimmern moved to Minnesota, where he checked into the Hazelden Treatment Center for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, where he now volunteers. He later gained wide acclaim during his four-and-a-half-year tenure as executive chef of Café Un Deux Trois in Minneapolis’s Foshay Tower. His menus received the highest ratings from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Monthly, and Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, as well as national publications. Zimmern left daily restaurant operations in 1997.
Andrew Scott Career
Andrew is considered one of the most influential celebrity chefs in the world. Zimmern is known for being the co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the TravelChannel television series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Bizzare Foods America, Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizzare World, Dining with Death, The Zimmern List, and Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, as well as the Food Network series The Big Food Truck Tip.
For his work on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, he was presented the James Beard Foundation Award four times: in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2017. Zimmern also hosts a cooking web series on Youtube titled Andrew Zimmern Cooks. Zimmern’s new show, What’s Eating America, premiered on MSNBC on February 16, 2020. In November 2018, Zimmern opened a Chinese restaurant called Lucky Cricket in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Andrew Zimmern Marriage
After a year of dating, Andrew married Rishia Hass on December 26, 2002, at St. Paul Judge Roseanne Nathanson, Minneapolis. The two of them met in Minnesota while Andrew was still teaching. Andrew Zimmern and Rishia Haas both had a keen interest in the kitchen. After three years of wedlock, the couple welcomed a new member to their family, a baby boy named Noah, in 2005.
After years of being happily married, things started falling apart in 2018. News about them getting a divorce is yet to know but the two couples are now living separately.
Andrew Zimmern TV Shows
Here is a list of Andrew’s TV shows:
OTT, one episode 2004
Big Country, one episode
World’s Best, one episode
Bizzare Foods, one episode, 2007
What’s Your Trip, three episodes, 2007
Bizarre World with Andrew Zimmern, one episode, 2009
Andrew Zimmer’s Bizzare World, ten episodes, 2009
The Border Check, one episode, 2013
Dining with Death, eleven episodes, 2010 – 2013
Andrew Zimmern’s Big Departure, one episode, 2014
Bizarre Foods America, Fans Favorite, one episode, 2013
Andrew Zimmern Driven by Food, eight episodes 2016
Bizarre Food, Delicious Destinations, one episode, 2015
Andrew Zimmern’s Bucket List, two episodes 2016
Big Food Truck Trip, six episodes 2018
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, two hundred and eighteen episodes, 2007 – 2019
The Zimmern List, Thirty-eight episodes, 2017 – 2019
Bizarre Food, sixteen episodes, 2018 – 2019
What’s Eating America with Andrew Zimmern five episodes, (still running) 2020