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Andrew Zimmern Net Worth 2022 | Salary | Biography


May 10, 2022

$14 Million

Andrew Zimmern is an American TV personality, chef, food writer, and educator with a net worth of $14 million. As co-creator, host, and consultant producer of the television series “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” he has amassed his fortune.

Zimmern gets paid $35,000 every episode of “Bizarre Foods”


Andrew Scott Zimmern was born on July 4, 1961, in New York City. He was raised in a Jewish home and began professional culinary training at age 14. He is a graduate of Vassar College and has worked as an executive chef or general manager in several of New York’s top restaurants.


After going to Minnesota for drug and alcohol addiction treatment, Zimmern became a very successful executive chef at the Cafe Un Deux Trois in Minneapolis’ Foshay Tower. During his four and a half years at the Cafe, his meals garnered high praise and ratings from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minnesota Monthly, and the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. He abandoned daily restaurant operations in 1997 to pursue other restaurant- and food-related endeavours.


Zimmern has been a guest chef at numerous national charity events, culinary festivals, and galas, including Food and Wine Magazine’s Aspen Festival, The Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience, and the James Beard House in New York City. As a distinguished visitor of the People’s Republic of China, he travelled, lectured, and demonstrated Chinese cuisine in the fall of 2002. Zimmern has also previously enjoyed a prominent radio career in the Twin Cities. His programmes were “Chowhounds” “The Andrew Zimmern Show” and “Food Court with Andrew Zimmern” In addition, Zimmern was the food features reporter for Fox 9 News in Minneapolis.


“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” debuted on the Travel Channel in 2006. From 2006 through 2018, thirteen seasons and 147 episodes were broadcast. The structure of the show followed Zimmern as he concentrated on the cuisine of a different country in each episode, demonstrating how the food is sourced, prepared, served, and consumed. In 2009, a spin-off titled “Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World” premiered. A second offshoot, “Bizarre Foods America” premiered in 2012 and ran until 2014. Other Travel Channel episodes he has hosted include “Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World” “Dining with Death” (2010), and “The Zimmern List” (2017). “The Zimmern List” was in fact nominated for a Daytime Emmy. Additionally, he has an MSNBC show titled “What’s Eating America” that began on February 16, 2020. Zimmern has won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Television Food Personality in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2017.


In addition to his other interests, Zimmern is a published author. He has written numerous publications, including “The Bizarre Truth: Culinary Misadventures Around the Glove” a collection of his culinary and travel tales from around the globe. In 2010, Broadway Books published the book. His other works include “Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, and Blood Sausage” (2011), “Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods: An Intrepid Eater’s Digest” (2012), and “AZ and the Lost City of Ophir: Alliance of World Explorers, Volume One” (2019). He is a contributing editor and award-winning monthly columnist for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and a senior editor for Delta Sky Magazine. His freelance writing has featured in a number of national and international magazines. In addition, he is the international spokesperson for both Travel Leaders and Elite Destination Homes. Zimmern is also a contributor to SuperTarget’s meal adventure guide.


Entrepreneurial Activities: Zimmern has designed and marketed his own line of spice mixes and seasonings through the company Badia Spices. The flavours include “Moroccan Moon” “Mexican Fiesta” “Mediterranean Magic” “Tuscan Sun” “French Kiss” and “Madras Curry” In November of 2018, he started his own restaurant, Lucky Cricket, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The eatery serves Chinese food.


Personal Life: Zimmern’s serious alcohol and drug addiction left him homeless for approximately a year, surviving solely by selling women’s handbags. In 1992, he moved to Minnesota and entered the Hazelden Treatment Center for drug and alcohol addiction. Currently, he is a volunteer at the facility. From 2002 till 2018, he was married to Rishia. Together, they have one kid, Noah.

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