Andrew Zimmern | Biography

Posted On: 03 Jun, 2014


Andrew Zimmern | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth July 04, 1961
Age 56 Years 2 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Television Personality
Wife/Spouse Rishia Haas
Girlfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Yes
Net Worth $5 million dollars
Height 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight N/A
Children/Kids N/A

Born on July 4, 1961, in New York, United States, Andrew Zimmern is an American television personality, chef, teacher as well as a food writer.

People also know him as the host and producer of the Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods America, and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World. Andrew began his formal culinary training at the young age of 14.

Andrew was enrolled at Dalton School as a child and later graduated from Vassar College. After working at various restaurants as general manager, he lectured on the restaurant management and design at the New School for Social Research.

During his early life; he had drugs addiction and was an alcoholic too. As a result, he became homeless for a year. Later in 1992, he was admitted into the Hazelden Treatment Center for drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

Zimmern also worked as an executive chef of Café Un Deux Trois in Minneapolis's Foshay Tower for more than four years. He gained a wide fame after this job. In 1997, he left his restaurant operations.

Andrew has also worked as an editor and columnist at MPLS. St. Paul Magazine as well as a senior editor at the Delta Sky Magazine. He has worked as SuperTarget's meal adventure guide and is an international spokesman for Travel Leaders and Elite Destination Homes. Zimmern was the food feature reporter for the Fox 9 News Minneapolis.

Additionally, he was also the food and lifestyles feature reporter during the 1997 season of the Everyday living on UPN Network. Zimmern hosted many shows in radio including chowhounds, the Andrew Zimmern Show, and Food Court With Andrew Zimmern.

He is also involved in speaking about culinary matters from the American Federation of Chefs to the Chinese Chefs National Committee. Zimmern also gave a lecture and demonstrations about Chinese Cuisine.

Zimmern began hosting his show Bizarre Food With Andrew Zimmern on Travel Channel since November 1, 2006. This show has been demonstrated for six seasons during which Zimmern visited 32 countries as well as 14 states of U.S. including Chicago, New York, etc.

In 2007, he also co-starred in the episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain in New York and later in 2009 appeared in the episode of Man v. Food with Adam Richman in Minneapolis.

In his show Dining with Death, he discusses some of the food that could cause death and once he also mentioned that durian, fruit can be harmful to the body and should not be consumed by pregnant women.

Zimmern has also received many awards for his outstanding work. He won two James Beard award in May 2010 and 2013, for Outstanding TV Food Personality. He also won Effie Award for his online series named Toyota’s Appetite for Life in the year 2010.

Zimmern has a great personality and is one of the most inspiring people in the field of Culinary Arts. He is an idol of many young to be Chefs. He has an attractive height and looks healthy but he couldn’t stay in shape and can be defined as fat.

But, his shirtless pictures are not available on the internet. Zimmern is five feet ten inches tall. He is one of the most talented as well as most reputed celebrities.

For his efforts and talent, Zimmern is also paid a good salary and has a respectable net worth. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has reached 55 years old in his age.

Talking about his personal life, he is married to his longtime girlfriend Risa Haas. Zimmern and his wife have also blessed a son whom they named Noah. They are living happily in Edina, Minnesota currently. This clearly proves that he is not a gay.

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Other information about him can be found in wiki and IMDB. His fans can follow him on Twitter and Instagram. His biography can also be accessed via wiki and IMDB.